Need to send your Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine? There are a few things to keep in mind to ensure it arrives at its destination safely.
Note: If you’re shipping a Desktop CNC Milling Machine to Bantam Tools HQ for repair, we prefer that you ship only the CNC machine. Unless we request otherwise, please do not ship cables, wrenches, end mills, probing pins, collet, collet nut, L-bracket, or toe clamps.
Shipping boxes for the machine are 27” x 25” x 24” with a packed weight of 90 pounds.
- Carriage locks (8)
- Zip ties (6)
- Desktop CNC Milling Machine box, 27” x 25” x 24”
- Packaging foam that comes with Desktop CNC Milling Machine
- Shipping label
Step 1: Move the carriages to the proper shipping position.
Before disconnecting the Desktop CNC Milling Machine from your computer to pack it up, complete the following steps:
- Remove any tooling installed in the machine.
- Remove the collet and collet nut.
- Home the machine.
- Go to the Setting tab and open the Debug Console.
- Paste the following command into the Debug Console to move all carriages to the proper location:
G1 F45 X3.7 Y4.625 Z-1.875
Step 2: Clean the machine.
Turn off the Desktop CNC Milling Machine and disconnect the USB and power cable from the back of the machine. Before you start packing, make sure your machine is clean and free of all tools, accessories, and debris. If you need more information on cleaning your machine, see our Cleaning & Maintenance support guide.
When you’re ready to start packing press in the E-stop button.
Step 3: Install the carriage locks.
Secure the X, Y, and Z carriages using the eight (8) carriage locks that came with the Desktop CNC Milling machine. You can use either zip ties or tape to hold the carriage locks in place.
- This is what the X, Y, and Z carriages look like when the carriage locks are installed.
Step 4: Pack up your Desktop CNC Milling Machine.
Now, let’s get this machine packed up!
Place the bottom foam inside the box bottom with the large machine cutout facing up. The cutout for the Desktop CNC Milling Machine’s Y motor should be on the backside of the box, and the cutout for the E-stop button should be on the front side of the box.
With a friend’s help, place the Desktop CNC Milling Machine into the base foam, facing forward. It should easily slide into the foam.
Next, place the top foam inserts on each side of the Desktop CNC Milling Machine.
Place the motor foam on the X-axis motor.
Place the top cardboard and insert until it reaches the bottom of the box. Make sure the handles are at the top and that the insert slides inside the packing base––not the outside.
Tape the box closed using packaging tape.
Tape the top box to the bottom piece using packaging and/or duct tape. Wrap tape all the way around the box on four sides, two times to ensure it is secure. It should look like this when you’re done.
Next you will need to use zip ties to secure the pieces of the box together. This will ensure that your Desktop CNC Milling Machine is not tipped over or tossed around during transit.
If you have any questions please don't hesitate to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We're happy to help!