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Turn SmartBench into a CNC multitool with CNC Stylus, our unique adapter which turns SmartBench into a large format pen plotter or a vinyl cutter.
It comes with Sharpie pens and vinyl cutting blades in order to get you started, however unlike other machines you are not limited to custom cutters/bespoke pens - you are able to use anything you have to hand.
An explanation of what CNC does, and examples of its uses.
The CNC Stylus extends the capability of your CNC machine by enabling the use of static tools. Swap your milling head for the CNC stylus to use:
Here are some examples of CNC Stylus in use:
Is CNC Stylus compatible with your SmartBench, or other CNC machines.
Yes! CNC Stylus has been designed with SmartBench in mind, and will fit all models.
The CNC Stylus has a 43mm boss, designed to fit in any standard 43mm collar (commonly used to hold router heads).
A: Clamping boss
An illustration of how CNC Stylus holds the tools and what sizes it can accommodate.
CNC Stylus uses an ER-25 collet system which means it can accept collets which can hold diameters from 1mm - 16mm.
This allows you to insert tools of a wide range of sizes.
With the CNC Stylus package, we include a common set of collet sizes to get you started (8 -16mm).
No, you can use any tool you like as long as the diameter is no larger than 16mm.
A list of the items included in the box when you purchase CNC Stylus.
We have included everything you need to get started, for both drawing and vinyl cutting
1x CNC Stylus
1x ER25 Collet set (sizes 8-16mm)
1x Vinyl cartridge
3x Sets of vinyl cutting blades (30, 45 and 60 degree)
1x Set of 4 Sharpies
1x Quick Start Guide
A brief description of how the CNC Stylus maintains a constant pressure on the tool, whilst allowing for variation in material flatness.
CNC stylus is unique because it uses a gravity feed approach to maintain a consistent pressure on the tool tip, irrespective of any height variation in the material. It does this by allowing the mass of the barrel to freely travel in the clamp boss.
CNC Stylus comes with a retract spacer that allows 4mm of free travel. This minimises retract times and allows for variation in material flatness.
But for special projects, the retract spacer can be removed to extend the free travel up to 19 mm (click here to learn how to do that).
Visit the CNC Stylus category in our knowledge base here
180mm (7.08 inch)
60mm (2.36 inch)
0.5kg (17.36 Oz)
Min Tool Dia:
8mm (0.282 inch)
Max Tool Dia:
16mm (0.63 inch)
Smaller diameter tools can be used if you purchase the relevant ER25 collet
The following items come as standard when you order a CNC Stylus.
To use CNC Stylus and complete your first job you will need to have the following additional items.