Handheld CNC router
February 3, 2020 | 4:50 pm CST

Shaper Tools says users of the Shaper Origin need no proprietary software or G-code programming ability to use its Handheld CNC . Users upload an image to the tool and Origin will design the user’s toolpath. Users guide the router by hand along the toolpath while Origin makes needed corrections for a precise cut, says the company. If a user drifts too far the spindle automatically retracts to preserve the cut, adds the company, and it allows users to work on-site and on workpieces that don’t fit traditional CNC beds.