Shaper Origin is the world’s first computer-assisted, handheld CNC machine. Designed with woodworking professionals in mind, Origin brings CNC-level precision to a hand tool for an ideal blend of human and machine. It combines precision and repeatability with unprecedented flexibility.
Avoid the envelope limits of traditional CNC machines and tackle projects at a wide range of scales with a single, compact tool. Use Origin’s intuitive touch screen interface to place designs in your workspace and set cut specs on the fly. Origin automatically calculates toolpaths for you — no programming required. Its onboard computer moves the spindle 100 times per second to keep the cutting bit right on the toolpath. All you have to do is keep Origin close to the toolpath shown on the screen. Over-The-Air software updates mean that, unlike other power tools, Origin gets better and more powerful the longer you own it.
30 Day Risk-Free Trial You’ll have 30 days to decide if Origin is right for you. Return the tool in its original packaging for a complete refund—just pay shipping!
Precise joinery Origin and Workstation combine to deliver easy, precise and versatile joinery.
Cut tenons at any angle from 0 to 45 degrees
Virtually eliminate tear out
Easy adjustments, for tight fitting joints
Easy Box Joints
Work your way Bring CNC to the job, not the other way around. Origin’s location tracking system lets you work anywhere at almost any scale. Tackle large inlay projects right on the jobsite.
Portable and easy to store with included Systainer
Work on almost any surface; just apply ShaperTape
Easy design on-the-fly with On-Tool CAD and Extensions
Tackle intricate details Easily cut and engrave small or intricate designs with ease.
Consistent feed speeds with Auto Mode
Precise depth control with automatic tool tip detection
Hardware installation made easy Easily align and quickly cut perfect features for almost any piece of hardware
Precision alignment to existing parts with the Grid Tool
Templates for your favorite brands, available on ShaperHub
Designing for Origin
Store, share and collaborate with ShaperHub. Explore ShaperHub’s continuously expanding library of downloadable designs and projects, and use it to store your designs and share them with others.
Digital cut files: Works with standard vector files (.SVG)
On-tool design: Never Leave Your Workbench. Use Origin to create designs wherever you work. Make adjustments on-site, on the fly, no computer required.
Automatic cut correction
Proven spindle design
Soft-start, over temperature and over-load safety cut-offs
Wifi & USB connectivity
Includes a ¼" collet that accepts any commonly available ¼"shank router bits
⅛" collet available (sold separately)
Step 1: Set up your workspace by applying ShaperTape and scan your work area. Origin automatically detects and stores your workspace (or use Workstation)
Step 2: Easily create or import designs; no programming required.
Step 3: Switch the spindle on and get cutting! Make changes on the fly to adjust for real-world fit.