Blue Elephant CNC Sheet Router ELE1325ATC-R "Bumblebee" (working title)

Aliases “Woodshop CNC”
Other References
Maintainers Ryan K, Josh H, Ale More


Machine is working. Please Contact Ryan Kirkpatrick or Ale More to use the machine.

This machine requires supervision to use.

Using the CNC requires a much higher level of knowledge than most tools. The basic process is as follows:

  1. Start with a computer model of the part (CAD)
  2. Create instructions (G-code) for the CNC controller (CAM)
  3. Cut out the part on the CNC

If you don't have any familiarity with CNC work this video is a good place to start

If you're struggling with the process or would like some guidance please reach out on Discord.

Item Value
Post-processor FANUC (Generic)
Spindle Max RPM 18,000
Spindle Taper ISO 30
Bed Size (mm) X:1300 Y:2500
4th Axis Speed 2000 deg/min
Automatic tool changer Yes. Max 8 tools.

PLACEHOLDER: There is a large collection of PPE Icons in the “resources” folder. Please update these two columns with appropriate PPE recommendations. Columns of the tables are “Recommended/Required/Warning/Maintenance”, PPE Icon and Description. Delete this line.

Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Recommended Please wear goggles or a face shield
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Warning Gloves are PPE against your material (splinters, resin etc) but are hazardous around rotating parts. Please carefully evaluate your use of gloves
Maintenance Disconnect power to the CNC before performing maintenance, including opening the cabinet.

PLACEHOLDER: Please fill out this table with all relevant machine specifications. The manufacturers website usually gives a good list. Delete this line.

Name Value
Axis 4 (X,Y,Z+A/Y2)
Sheet Size ~2400mm x ~1200mm
Spindle Max 9kW power, 24,000RPM Speed.
Full Specs

PLACEHOLDER: Document the manufacturer, things like contact person names, emails, phone numbers, product urls etc. Document the reseller we bought from, and any other sources for similar things. Delete this line.



  • Mr. Re seller
  • Reseller Agencies
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Known Identical Models

  • Links to other machines that are a rebrand or similar
Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER Describe the problem PLACEHOLDER Describe the workaround currently in place Placeholder Describe a proposed fix or solution
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
01/01/2020 PLACEHOLDER NAME PLACEHOLDER Describe what happened PLACEHOLDER Describe how it was fixed or modified PLACEHOLDER document the cost of the change
23/01/2021 Eris, josh, Ryan, Alex Et Al. Unit unpacked, damage in packaging not machine installed in woodshop, RHS/Port side swarf covers boltless, Eris used own bolts $0, $1 worth of bolts donated.
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of accessory PLACEHOLDER Accessory Name
PLACEHOLDER Description and usage notes for accessory
PLACEHOLDER Describe location of accessory PLACEHOLDER Link to where it was bought from
Image Category Accessory Name & Notes Location Buy from
PLACEHOLDER Image, 100 width PLACEHOLDER Category of consumable PLACEHOLDER Consumable Name
PLACEHOLDER Consumable description and usage
PLACEHOLDER Description of where the consumable is stored PLACEHOLDER Link to where it can be bought
liquid consumable Way oil, for storage tank delivery system Corner locked storage cupboard Way Lubricant Mill or Lathe Oil 1 litre (ebay)
tool_lubricant_air_mix_s-l1600.jpg liquid consumable tool/air oil, for storage tank delivery system Corner locked storage cupboard Sonsbeek Air Tool Lubricant 1 Litre (ebay)
Electricity on demand consumable 3 phase power with tool turn on and use n/a vacuum pump 5.5kwHrs/60 min use, INSERT OTHER USE HERE
Interval Task
PLACEHOLDER Pick one: Daily/Weekly/Monthly/Quarterly/Biannual/Annual PLACEHOLDER Description of maintenance task and any relevant parameters

PLACEHOLDER A RACI is an important documentation process to let people know what ACTIONS can happen, and who needs to be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed for each ACTION. Delete this line.

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

PLACEHOLDER: Risk assessment is important to ensure we are making tools available to members in a responsible fashion. Please make every effort to do a reasonable risk assessment. If there is a safety incident with the tool, please redo a risk assessment and add it to the table.

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 DEATH Intolerable Probable 11 PLACEHOLDER Induction to train users in correct usage Low Improbable 1
0002 Crushing Injury Intolerable Possible 11 Induction to train users. Warning signage. Tripwire boundary. Emergency Stop buttons
0003 Cuts Undesirable Possible 8 Induction to train users. Tool access by change receptacles only.
0004 Damage to Machine Bed or holding equipment Undesirable Possible 8 Induction to train users. (more…)
0005 work piece ejected from machine Undesirable Possible 8 Induction. Sufficient holding equipment. (safety curtains?)

PLACEHOLDER: A decision register is for general documentation when some decision is made regarding the tool. To change its location, mode of operation, to buy an accessory, to replace something, to change how it operates etc. Delete this line.

Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0000 Example decision Provides an example 08/08/20 JH Approved JH 08/08/20 A line was put in the register
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