Time, tools, and cost estimates to complete each chapter in the book. These are only estimates as your tool availability and skill level may vary. Note that the costs do not include shipping charges, or taxes. It does include all electrics, router and controller software.

Note that this breakdown is for the 30 x 27 Build size.

 

Chapter 1: Getting Started

Cost Estimate: $0

Time Estimate: None

Tools Needed:

  • None

 

Chapter 2: Y-beam Assembly

Cost Estimate: $419

Time Estimate: Weekend

Tools Needed:

  • 1/2" Wrenches
  • Drill Press
  • 1/8" Drill Bit
  • 3/8" Drill Bit

 

Chapter 3: Table Construction

Cost Estimate: $609

Time Estimate: Weekend

Tools Needed:

  • 7/16" Socket
  • 1/2" Socket or wrench
  • Framing square
  • Dry wall square

 

Chapter 4: Y-carriage and Rail Construction

Cost Estimate: $326

Time Estimate: 3 Days

Tools Needed:

  • 2, 1/2" Wrench's or sockets
  • 2, 9/16" Wrenches
  • Drill press
  • 1/8" Drill bit
  • 3/8" Drill bit
  • 7/16" Drill bit
  • 1/8" Allen wrench

 

Chapter 5: X-beam Construction

Cost Estimate: $234

Time Estimate: Weekend

Tools Needed:

  • 1/2" Wrench
  • Drill Press
  • 1/8" Drill bit
  • 3/8" Drill bit

 

Chapter 6: X-carriage Construction

Cost Estimate: $137

Time Estimate: One day

Tools Needed:

  • 1/2" Wrench
  • 9/16" Wrench
  • 13mm Wrench

 

Chapter 7: Z-carriage Assembly

Cost Estimate: $300

Time Estimate: Weekend

Tools Needed:

  • 7/16", 1/2", 9/16" Wrenches
  • Drill press
  • 1/8" Drill bit
  • 3/8" Drill bit
  • 5/64", 3/32", 1/8", 9/64" Allen wrenches
  • Framing square

 

Chapter 8: Rack and Pinion Drives

Cost Estimate: $593

Time Estimate: One day

Tools Needed:

  • 1/2" Wrench
  • 9/16" Wrench
  • 1/4" Allen wrench
  • Reciprocating saw

 

 

Chapter 9: KRMx02 Electronics

Cost Estimate: $462

Time Estimate: One day

Tools Needed:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 5/16" Drill bit
  • Portable drill or drill press
  • Wire cutters
  • Wire stripers

 

Chapter 10: Mach 3

Cost Estimate: $12

Time Estimate: Half day

Tools Needed:

  • None

Chapter 11: Cable Hookup

Cost Estimate: $75

Time Estimate: Half day

Tools Needed:

  • None

 

Chapter 12: Basic Tests

Cost Estimate: $0

Time Estimate: One Hour

Tools Needed:

  • None

 

Chapter 13: Router Hookup

Cost Estimate: $190

Time Estimate: Two hours

Tools Needed:

  • Phillips screwdriver
  • 3/8" Wrench
  • 3/16" Allen wrench

 

Chapter 14: Fences

Cost Estimate: $20

Time Estimate: Couple hours

Tools Needed:

  • Drill press
  • 1/2" Drill bit
  • 1-1/2" Forstner bit
  • Framing square

 

Chapter 15: Basic Operation

Cost Estimate: $226

Time Estimate: Couple hours

Tools Needed:

  • 1/4 Spiral router bit (see text)
  • 3/8" Drill bit
  • Drill press
  • Rotary grinder
  • Saw used to cut stock and waster board (table saw, chop saw, band saw)

 

Chapter 16: Conclusion

Cost Estimate: None

Time Estimate: None

Tools Needed:

  • None