Cnc machine

I was looking at cheap cnc machines online. My parents won't let me get one because of the laser. Is there some kind of cutting/engraving machine that doesn't use a laser? Thanks

What is your budget? A mill can be more dangerous than a laser to be honest. What do you plan to do with this CNC? Knowing these questions can help me to guide you in a certain direction at least.

If you want to cut paper and card the Silhouette Portrait and Cameo are wonderful.


My parents are worried about what the laser can do to someone's eyes. I want to cut and engrave thin plywood and hobby board, and maybe acrylic sheets. I cant spend more than $500