OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")

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  • OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
  • OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
  • OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
  • OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
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The LEAD 1515 is a large, fully capable, rigid machine ready for you to put into production. It's powerful and has high-resolution output to get the job done time and time again.

Create large projects with 4’ x 4’ sheets of material and Cut or 3D carve wood, plastics, aluminum, etc. to create big and beautiful intricate 3D carvings, inlays, furniture, signs, plaques, amazing works of art and so much more.

The LEAD 1515 has a rigid X Axis through the incorporation of double C-Beam Linear Rails to achieve intense accuracy and we've included a tensioning system for maximum performance.

This is an easy to build kit. Everything you need to assemble and wire the machine is included.

Choose from the add-ons to complete your fully functional machine (CNC Controller/Stepper Motors/Power Supply/Router).

At this amazing price point, there is no doubt that the LEAD 1515 will be a staple in workshops everywhere. #OpenBuilds #V-Slot #Vslot #C-Beam #OpenBuildsSystem


Travel (Work Area)
X Axis 46" (1170mm) / Y Axis 49" (1250mm) / Z Axis 3.5" (~90mm)
Workable Material Height
2.5" (~63mm) Based on a 1/2" spoiler board
Drive System:
Lead Screw Driven
Machine Accuracy
0.001"~0.003" (0.05mm~0.10mm)
65" x 65" (1650mm x 1650mm~)
Thi kit includes all the necessary Parts to assemble your machine. (Complete Part List). Note: 1/2" spoiler board not included (available at local hardware store, recommended size (3) pieces at H 1/2" (12mm) W 16" (406mm) L 58" (1473mm)).

C-Beam Linear Rail

8mm Acme Lead Screw

Xlarge C-Beam Plate

Xtreme Solid V Wheel

Wiring Kit

Assembly Hardware

Complete your Machine with these popular add-ons.
BlackBox X32
Motion Control

24V Power Supply

Stepper Motor


Dust Shoe

Do even more with your OpenBuilds LEAD machine expansion kits (sold separately).
Attach a laser to your LEAD CNC and take your projects to the next level
INCLUDED at no additional cost - OpenBuilds CAM and CONTROL software is everything you need to get started making or purchase one of Vectric’s CAD / CAM solutions that also include great features.
OpenBuilds CAM
OpenBuilds CONTROL

Profesional CAD / CAM Software

Materials you can Mill/Cut/Carve & Engrave
Get creative with OpenBuilds materials and watch your projects come to life.

Cast Acrylic

Wood Soft / Hard

Non Ferrous Metals




Assembly/Support/Documentation/3D Models
Easy follow along assembly video – top notch awesome community support – open source files and documentation and examples.

This design or build includes OpenBuilds®, LLC design work(s) shared Open Source under the CC BY-SA 4.0 License Terms and Conditions

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7 Reviews

  • 4
    My New Lead 1515

    Posted by Darrin Duhamel on Jun 9th 2022

    This first review will be short as I am still in the build stage. It arrived at my door in record time (less than 1 week). This was a good start. It's clear the folks at OpenBuild are on the ball. As I carefully unpacked everything and laid it all on my floor in a grid pattern. I was a bit shocked at the number of parts but hey I love a good puzzle. Of course this puzzle comes with NO documentation. You must rely on YouTube videos which are good. That being said, one document just listing the parts with pictures would have helped. If I was leading the team at OpenBuilds I would package the parts to match the individual stages matching the videos. That would speed things up tremendously. More to follow after I have my new baby built and operational. P.S. One of the rails arrived with a substantial ding. But it appears to be the front rail so no bid deal.

  • 5
    Lead 1515

    Posted by Howard Auzston on May 31st 2022

    Other than missing a set screw for the nut block and a flange bearing, the CNC machine has performed perfectly

  • 5
    LEAD 1515

    Posted by James Hein on Dec 14th 2021

    I totally enjoyed this build. Everything went together as advertised and worked first time. I would definitely encourage anyone who is looking for a no-hassle entry into a large scale CNC machine at a reasonable price, this is the one to consider I have a short MP4 video of my build if you are interested. Just let me know where to e-mail it.

  • 5
    Leed 1515

    Posted by Jreese56 on Oct 26th 2021

    Love this machine so happy I have it

  • 5
    Great kit, well done OpenBuilds!

    Posted by Court Christianson on Oct 11th 2021

    This is my second (sort of 3rd) CNC build... my first was the original shapeoko, which I then promptly upgraded to the point where it had a 5’x2’ work area/vac table and basically none of the original parts. That was a great machine while I had it, but I eventually sold it due to having access to a 5’x10’ Laguna CNC for a few years. Since then I lost access to the Laguna, so I did some research and decided to give the openbuilds 1515 kit a try instead of designing a new build from scratch. I’m really glad I made the decision because this machine is a good combo of price and convenience. OB has a great ecosystem of products going here and I like their general design principles. I saved a ton of time (which I have in short supply these days) by going with this kit and I’m happy with the result. I did upgrade it immediately with a torsion box/vacuum table that I built myself which I sort of see as a must have. I knew that the table situation would be the main shortcoming of this kit design for me. I did that upgrade right away and never built the machine totally stock. I also added the interface touch, the high torque steppers, and I designed a handful of custom 3d printed parts like the dust shoe, hose management, protective case/bumpers for the interface etc.

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