JX-1212 CNC Router

A year or so ago we managed to import a 1200 x 1200 3 axis Chinese built CNC router into Australia. Obviously you get what you pay for, this beast came in at under $7k landed. However the build quality has been pretty good with only minor issues. But these have not affected the machines output at all. If we were to go again with a router of this size, I think we would have to go a full sheet size (2400 x 1200). The additional charges/costs would not be to much greater, but having the flexibility to put a full sheet down could save some time. I guess it just comes down to what your intended use is and how large the end product is.


JX-1212 Specs

  • Cut area 1200 x 1200
  • 3Kw Spindle
  • Hiwin linear bearings

  • Vaccuum Table
  • Rack and Pinion X axis
  • Dust Brush/Collector

  • DSP Controller with remote.
  • Collets, Router Bits and a few other accessories.



Software and Firmware

The CNC came with a RichAuto A11 DSP. To be brutally honest it is not the most user friendly interface, however it is usable and after a bit of manual flicking you will understand what the controls are. You can find more details about the RichAuto DSP here: http://www.richauto.com.cn/en/product_view.aspx?id=53

On the software side of things I use Aspires Vetric CAM software to generate my tool-paths and convert to a format the CNC/DSP can understand. So a complete project flow might involve designing the 2D part in solid works, then importing the DXF into Aspire to create the tool-paths. From here I export the tool-path to a USB drive and bring it up on the DSP controller.