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")



The LEAD 1515 is a robust solution ready to seamlessly integrate into your production workflow. Its precision consistently delivers high-resolution results.

Produce ambitious projects with ease on 4’ x 4’ material sheets. Effortlessly cut or engage in 3D carving across various materials like wood, plastics, aluminum, and more. This allows for the creation of intricate 3D carvings, inlays, furniture, signs, plaques, and impressive artistic pieces.

The LEAD 1515 features a sturdy X Axis, achieved through the integration of dual C-Beam Linear Rails, ensuring unmatched precision. Additionally, a tension system maximizes its performance.

With OpenBuilds, you receive exceptional value, and this kit is thoughtfully designed for simplicity and usage for every skill level.

We offer two buying options: Fully Loaded and Customizable. The Fully Loaded variant includes all vital parts and extra features, making it a favored choice for those seeking an all-inclusive setup.

On the other hand, the Customizable option empowers you to select specific components. We acknowledge that some users might have acquired individual parts previously during their CNC journey, hence the tailored approach.

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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9 Reviews

  • 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.

  • 5
    Lead 1515

    Posted by Shane Schaffer on Jun 28th 2021

    I followed along with the build videos that Matt did and they were very good. Other than one broken flanged bearing everything else was perfect! I have a feeling the flange bearing that broke was due to having the high torque motors and the motor didn't release when I put too much pressure on it. I just ordered five more flange bearings just in case I get heavy-handed again! Thank you for a great product.

  • 5

    Posted by Brian Wright on Apr 12th 2021

    Been in the signage industry for 30 years and have owned and/or run tons of equipment. Been running multiple X-Carves in our business and needed to add another large CNC. Looked at the latest Pro from X-Carve vs the OPENBUILDS LEAD CNC MACHINE 1515 (60" X 60"), and saw that with our expertise, we could purchase the 1515 for way less, build it, turn a few wrenches to tweak it, and end up with really similar functionality as the XCarve Pro for about $7000.00 less. Ordered the machine and did the build. Ran into a few snags but got support from Mark at OpenBuilds and got the initial issues resolved. Upon completion and tweaks, we cranked up and immediately saw positive impact on our manufacturing production, as well as sales of new orders related to the capabilities of the 1515. Buy it, build it, and add profit to your business!

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