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Someone will be in contact with you to schedule your training. Spaces in the training class are available on first come, first serve basis.

2-Day Basic CNC Training at ShopBot Tools

We offer basic training in using CNC technology at our Durham headquarters. Classes are scheduled at least once a month and are limited in size. The group training takes students from an introduction about how ShopBots work, to hands-on design work using ShopBot design software.

Day 1 : Introduction to the ShopBot Control Software and mechanical systems.
Oriented to new ShopBot owners, ShopBotters who need a refresher and to those who want to find out more about the tool before they buy. You'll learn the basics of loading the software, moving the ShopBot, what a cutting file is and how to run one

Day 2: Using design software to create a ShopBot Part File.
This hands-on session will walk you through the process of making a ShopBot cutting file from start to finish. You will learn to:

  • create a design
  • generate the toolpaths to efficiently and safely cut out the design
  • convert your project into a ShopBot cutting file (sbp or Part File) that directs the cutting
  • preview your part file in the ShopBot Control Software before cutting
  • cut out the final product
  • explore ShopBot accessories(e.g. Probe, Indexer, etc.)

Classes begin each day at 9am and go until 5pm. Lunch will be provided each day as well as bagel and coffee each morning at 8:30am.

View the Training Schedule | View the Daily Schedule


If you are a school in the US and would like to order with a PO or multiple tools for a classroom, please contact us or fax to 919-502-7724.

Shipping Methods

Our goal is to offer you the fastest and lowest-cost shipping method. The shipping charge will be noted at Checkout. Delivery of oversized items (Handibot Smart Power Tool included) or special handling orders will require an adult signature at the time of delivery. Most orders ship via FedEx Ground for domestic orders and FedEx International Priority for international orders.

We cannot ship to PO Box addresses. Please use a physical address. 

Shipping Locations

Orders ship from our production facility in Durham, North Carolina.

Shipment Delivery Time

Your purchase of in-stock merchandise will be shipped on the day you order if we receive the order prior to 12 PM, Monday through Friday, not including holidays. Orders of in-stock items received after 12 PM local time will be shipped the next business day. Special orders and out-of-stock merchandise may require additional time prior to shipment.

Please note that Handibot Smart Power Tool orders may require 2-3 days to ship for domestic orders and 7-10 days for international orders, if the item is in stock. Time in transit is typically 1-7 days depending on your location; international orders that are slow to move through customs may require additional time for delivery. If the shipment of your order is delayed, we will notify you by email. If multiple items are ordered where one or more items are out of stock, by default all items will ship when out-of-stock items are available. If you wish to receive in-stock items sooner, you may order these items separately in which case they will be subject to the delivery schedule above.

International Shipping

We ship the Handibot via FedEx International Priority. You will be responsible for paying any duties and taxes, including GST and VAT. FedEx ships to more than 220 countries and territories. Check the FedEx International Countries Served list to see if you country is included. We are not able to ship internationally via US Mail.

Shipping Charges

Your shipping charge will be based on the weight of your order. This includes items shipped in multiple boxes. To get a shipping estimate based on your cart, enter your country, state and zip here.

Orders Damaged in Shipping

If you believe a package received from us was damaged in transit, please refuse shipment and tell the carrier that you are refusing delivery because the package is damaged. Contact us to let us know about the damage via email or call 919-213-8348.

Shipping Refunds

Your original shipping charge will be refunded for a part sent to you in error, a defective part, or an order you refuse due to damage in shipping. This refund will automatically be credited once we receive and inspect the part. If only a portion of your order is returned, the refund for shipping costs will be prorated. Details can be found in the Returns Policy.

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