What materials can I cut with Shapeoko?

Because the Shapeoko 3 is designed with a Dewalt DWP611 Trim Router in mind, it’s safe to assume that it’ll cut whatever the trim router can cut. 

Machinable Materials

Hardwoods such as Maple, Ash, Basswood, Birch, Cherry, Walnut, Poplar, and Oak*

Softwoods such as Pine, Cedar, Balsa and Fir*

Plastics such as ABS, Delrin (Acetal), Polycarbonate (PC), Acrylic (PMMA), Nylon, HDPE, LDPE, PP, PET, and PVC, Polyethylene and Polyurethanes*

Synthetics & composites such as Renshape and other Polyurethane resins with fillers, as well as Carbon Fiber and foams*

Non-Ferrous metals such as Aluminum, Brass, and Copper can be machined as well.

A note about safely cutting materials: Some material’s dust is not healthy to inhale. Before milling, always investigate the substances for potential health risks.

For reference, see the 1/4″ 3 flute Speed and Feed chart:



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