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  • LEAD CNC Machine 1515 FULLY LOADED!
  • LEAD CNC Machine 1515 FULLY LOADED!



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~)

The 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

Fully Loaded
*Includes everything you need to get up and running and more!


BlackBox X32
Motion Control
CNC Touch

XYZ Probe Plus

Dust Shoe

NEMA 23 High Torque
Stepper Motor
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

  • 4
    Lead1515 Fully loaded

    Posted by Michael Applegate on Mar 22nd 2024

    I haven’t had it long, but it is a fun tool to work with. Coming from a commercial CNC to a hobby CNC at home Has its differences, but not too far . I think future models could use glide rails instead of wheels and potentially ball screw versus lead, screw as an option as not everybody has the same opinion. Overall good machine

  • 5
    Openbuilds 1515

    Posted by Rick Nelson on Feb 13th 2024

    It was enjoyable building this machine. The assembly videos are well done. The machine is constructed like a tank. I can’t wait to use it. I have a smaller desktop machine but it wasn’t able to accommodate large items I wanted to carve. It was belt driven and destroyed a number of projects after hours of carving.

  • 5
    Lead 1515 Purchase

    Posted by Ken on Dec 25th 2023

    This machine is immense, but the support from Openbuilds, when delivery to the UK went slightly wrong due to courier errors, was even better! What sorts the men out from the boys is when things don’t go to plan and I can state with a clear conscience that Openbuilds support have been brilliant, couldn’t have done any better in fact.

  • 5
    Openbuilds fully loaded lead 1515

    Posted by Don Rising on Nov 13th 2023

    I recently purchased the fully loaded Lead 1515 and am totally impressed with the design and quality! Very well thought out and over built, can’t wait to put it to good use! Openbuilds has been amazing right from the start answering questions before my purchase and communicating the shipment time. I had the machine in one week and one week later it’s up and running.

  • 5
    Absolutely Sweet!

    Posted by Jim Nelson on Oct 11th 2023

    Extremely fast shipping! The packaging was beyond belief to say the least! Perfectly packaged, perfectly labeled and perfectly laid out! The build video was a bit long... but very well laid out and comprehensive. Take your time and follow the steps and you end up with a beautiful machine! Well done... and thank you!

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