Expenses

The following details the cost of the projects to provide a better idea of what you might have to spend to build the same things. Please note that the Amazon links below are affiliate links and by making a purchase using the link, I earn a commission. You can read more about my affiliate disclosure here.

We will start with the Mini Mill CNC Conversion

Mini Mill CNC Conversion

 

Item MFG/Vendor Description Part Number Cost (ea) Qty Extended Cost Shipping Tax Total
1 Harbor Freight 2 Speed Benchtop Mill/Drill Machine 44991 $479.99 1 $479.99 $21.94 $41.41 $543.34
2 CNC Fusion Mini Mill Kit#2 X-Y-Z Axis (USED) NA $350.00 1 $350.00 $25.00 $- $375.00
3 Automation Technologies NEMA23 425oz/in 2.8A Stepper Motor ¼” Dual shaft KL23H286-20-8B $31.95 3 $95.85 $15.82 $- $111.67
4 Mouser Power Supply 24 Volt 8.8 Amp SE-200-24 $37.60 1 $37.60 $4.99 $3.51 $46.10
5 Synthetos GRBL Shield – Motor Controller gShield v5 $49.99 1 $49.99 $6.00 $- $55.99
6 McMaster-Carr 18 AWG 4 Conductor Shielded Cable (25ft.) 8233T36 $20.35 1 $20.35 $- $- $20.35
7* McMaster-Carr Buna-N Spider for 1-5/64″ Outside Diameter Flexible Shaft Coupling 6408K84 $2.47 1 $2.47 $- $- $2.47
8 McMaster-Carr 3/8″ ID Heat Shrink Tubing (4ft.) 7856K16 $3.17 1 $3.17 $- $- $3.17
9 McMaster-Carr 1/8″ ID Heat Shrink Tubing (4ft.) 7856K13 $1.91 1 $1.91 $- $- $1.91
10 Amazon Sheet Metal Enclosure 10″ Width x 10″ Height x 4″ Depth JB-3960 $24.30 1 $24.30 $- $- $24.30
11 Amazon Emergency Stop Push Button Switch a12081700ux0229 $5.22 1 $5.22 $- $- $5.22
12 Amazon 24V DC 40x10mm Brushless Fan NA $3.99 1 $3.99 $- $- $3.99

Grand Total = $1,193.51

A Few Notes…

I picked up a used CNC Fusion Mini Mill Kit #2 to save a few bucks. A new kit runs $619 from CNC Fusion.

The kit was complete except for a spider for one of the coupling sets. See line 7.