Are you thinking about buying a CNC router?  CNC routers are complex tools which require technical expertise and experience to operate.  Because we want all our customers to have a great CNC experience we’d like you to take a short quiz.  Don’t worry about your answers, just be honest. 

If you answer a question with a “yes” give yourself 1 point.  A “no” is scored as a zero.

  1. Are you mechanically inclined?
  2. Do you enjoy assembling multipart kits with electrical and computer components?
  3. Do you enjoy troubleshooting and solving complex problems?
  4. Do you understand how to download, unzip and install computer files and programs?
  5. Do you have experience or are you willing to learn computer-aided design and computer aided manufacturing programs (CAD/CAM), as well as gcode sender software?
  6. Do you have experience with or are you willing to learn the process of setting up a workpiece, adjusting feed and plunge rates, and learning about which type of bit is best suited to fabricating different of kinds of materials?

What’s your score?  You don’t have to have a perfect score to own a CNC, but if your score is less than 4 you should think carefully before making a purchase.* 

Understanding the challenge you’re about to undertake is critical to your success.  The good news is:

  • If you're patient any mistakes you make or problems you face will become a wealth of experience that increases your skill and the quality of the projects you design and create. 
  • BobsCNC has a great Facebook community of active customers who are at different places on the learning curve and are willing to answer your questions and share ideas.
  • We have detailed assembly manuals and quick start guides along with email support and an ever-expanding library of help documents and videos. We also offer one-on-one phone support by appointment.

Are you ready?  Then, hit the order button and we’ll be here to help.

Unleash Your Creativity with BobsCNC.


* Here are some websites for further research. 


For recommended CAD/CAM software (; For more CAD/CAM software to check out:  Autodesk Fusion 360, EstlCAM, Carbide Create, or MakerCAM.  Be sure to join our Facebook group and ask our members for their opinions and help.

June 22, 2021 — Keith Havens
Tags: chc router cnc