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Genmitsu 3018-PROVer Semi Assembled CNC Router Kit

SKU: 101-60-3018PROVER 178 reviews Variants ID: 31600881467471
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- The 3018-PROVer is the latest version of the 3018 Desktop CNC DIY Kit Series. Now Pre-assembled and no fuss with assembly taking less than 15 minutes out of the box.

- The 1.8” display will clearly display readouts and provide manual control of your mill without any computer. If a project gets out of hand the PROVer has an emergency stop control that is very visible and easy to access for an immediate shutdown of your machine.

- Make more with the all-aluminum body and take advantage of the added stability for milling a wider range of materials while also making clean up even easier with acrylic safety baffles to help contain dust and provide a safety barrier.

- Still based on open-source Grbl v1.1 the PROVer has stepped up to more powerful but silent Toshiba TB6S109 drivers with added life and performance along with added Optocouplers to protect your mainboard from hard stops without risk of damage and eliminate signal noise for more consistent projects and longevity.

Genmitsu 3018-PROVer
Built to suit your needs
Genmitsu 3018-PROVer is the successor to the 3018-PRO, and the new version has brought improvements to many parts, including the excellent design and safety features, pre-assembly, upgraded mainboard, etc.
Whether you’re a CNC beginner, a hobbyist or a small business owner looking for an enterprise quality for commercial purposes, this is an excellent choice.

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Efficient Pre-Assembly

The 3018-PROVer is the newest addition to the Genmitsu CNC 3018 series family. This pre-assembled desktop CNC machine allows you to be up and running in 15 minutes instead of 2 hours, making it no challenge for beginners.
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High Quality

Boasts an all-aluminum body with an oxide blue look, the 3018 PROVer gives you a premium look and feel for your machine.
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Safety Design

The 5mm acrylic baffles can block the 'flying' pieces of wood/other cutaway materials so that you can safely monitor the engraving process. The machine also comes with Emergency Stop & Limit Switch.
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Offline Controller With 1.8" TFT LCD Display

This machine comes standard with a newly designed offline controller with 1.8" display so you can view readouts clearly and control the CNC router without connecting to a computer.
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Laser Module Available

If you are an experienced CNC engraving enthusiast looking for an upgrade, you can add the matching SainSmart laser module kit to the machine. With this module, it can absolutely give you different ways to unleash your creativity.



Effective Engraving Area260 x 155 x 35mm(10.2 x 6.1 x 1.4”)
Frame Size420 x 340 x 280mm(16.5 x 13.4 x 11.0”)
Frame MaterialAluminum
Z-Axis Component MaterialABS
Spindle775 motor, 12V~24V, 10000 RPM;
Rated power60W, Max  120W
Step Motor1.3 A, 12V, 0.25 Nm torque (2.2 in-lb)
Drill BitsTip 0.1 mm, 20 degrees, Diameter 3.175 mm
Supported OSWindows XP, Windows 7 32/64 bits, Windows 8, Windows 10, Linux, Mac OS
SoftwareGrbl control(Candle)
Power Supply24V/4A, with CE, FCC & PSE certifications
Perfect forHobbyists, Crafters, Woodworkers, Industrial Designers, Educators, Engineers, Jewelers and more!

What's included

Standard KitLaser Machine Special Bundle Kit 

1x 3018-PROVer CNC Router Machine 

(Some parts need to be assembled)

✔Included Hardware (over $533 value)
1 x Offline Control ModuleGenmitsu CNC Router 3018-PROVer ($349 value)
1 x Tools BoxGenmitsu Offline Controller ($25 value)
1 x Screw/ Nut Accessories BoxBlue-Violet Light Fixed Focus Laser Module ($159 value)
1 x 3-Month Carveco Maker Subscription ✔Included Software ($85 value)
 3-Month Carveco Maker Subscription ($45 Value)
 LightBurn GCode License Key ($40 value)


User ManualAssembly Video
Driver for Windows  Driver for Mac OS
🔴 Youtube Test and Review Video🔴 How to Design & Cut with Easel
🔴 PROVer Master Document 

Software Links



The best free GCode sender for DIY Laser Engraver. LaserGRBL is able to load and stream GCode path to arduino, as well engrave images, pictures and logo with internal conversion tool. Can click here to buy a laser module.


is a premium version of LaserGRBL which allows you powerful tools for editing, adjusting the layout and controlling your laser. LightBurn is a native application written for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux. Can click here to buy the LightBurn GCode License Key.


is the all-in-one software solution for 3D carving machines. Designed by Inventables, Easel is the easiest way to get started in the world of 3D carving.

Fusion 360 

Integrated CAD, CAM, & CAE software for everyone. Animation. Access Anywhere. Easy Collaboration. Try It Free. Integrated Design Tools. Next-Gen 3D CAD/CAM. Fabrication.


Upgrade Your 3018 To 3040

This 3040 Extension kit will extend your CNC’s Y-Axis to have 370mm of movement (14.6”), 320mm of travel, easily convert your 3018 to a 3040. Perfectly compatible with Genmitsu 3018-PRO, 3018-PROVer, 3018-PROVer Mach3 CNC’s. (∅10mm lead screw) 

It is designed to be a direct upgrade to the 3018 series CNC machines. The enlarged 3040 MDF Spoilboard and 3040 Aluminum Spoilboard are available now.



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United States United States
Decent starter

I bought this having never used or owned a cnc machine. I used basic freeware to program it and it was awesome. Until about a year later. Even though I routinely maintenances it once a week greasing and oiling the normal wear and tear spots, out of the blue the z axis just dropped. The bronze bushing inside of it no longer holds and it’s seems totally irreparable. I suppose I could buy the upgrade kit for it l, but after all that is said and done you might as well have bought an x carve. This is a great product for someone who only wants a year of decent carving. Genmitsu 3018-PROVer Semi Assembled CNC Router Kit Review
Scott E.
United Kingdom United Kingdom
3018 prover

Fast delivery and easy to assemble. Sainsmart resource centre very helpful

A Customer
United States United States
great device

im happy with this. cant wait to make more things

United States
Great first CNC router

The Genmitsu 3018 Prover comes mostly assembled for the physical hardware and requires a bit of wiring to get everything running. It took me about 1.5 hours from opening the box to running the test file. The video that Genmitsu has on the assembly is VERY good. I watched it all the way through a few times and during the assembly, I would pause the video as I worked through the build process.This is a lightweight CNC router with a small work area. For my purposes, this is being used to "carve" wood patterns for green sand metal casting. The Genmitsu 3018 has a very large following and there are great resources that you can find on the internet to help you get started. There are so many upgrades to improve the performance of the machine that it will be a while before I "outgrow" the 3018/4030. You should not expect this machine to make deep cuts and have high feed rates, but it will carve nicely if you take your time.The Genmitsu 3018 prover with the limit switches is less likely to "crash" because of exceeding the work envelope of the machine. It does slightly reduce the work envelope over the "pro" machine because of the switches, but I think it is worth it for the extra protection. I also like that the frame as all aluminum where the "pro" model still has some parts that are plastic. Sadly, the spindle mount/z axis is plastic for both pro and prover models, but there is an aluminum upgrade available. This is probably the weakest part of the machine.The spindle motor that comes with the machine is limited to 10k RPM. There are upgrades for the spindle that can get to 20k RPM or higher torque.I am super happy with the purchase. The very fast shipping by Amazon was great. I would recommend ordering some additional carving bits as the machine only comes with ten 20 degree V nose bits that are best for engraving. I picked up some straight bits and some ball nose ones to carve curved surfaces.Important safety tip ... be careful when reaching into the machine with a cutting bit in the spindle. The engraving bits are very sharp! (Don't ask how I know this!)

have some learning to do

I purchased this product about a month ago but only opened it on Christmas day. It is made of a sturdy material and fits together really nicely. I am pleased with the quality of the material and the workmanship. I do have a lot of learning to do as I am just starting cad. I still need to learn cam and g-code and maybe more. It should keep me busy for awhile.

Dave W.
United States
Excellent, relatively inexpensive and effective way to get your foot in the door of CNC Routing

2 people found this helpful

United States
Good First CNC

This the first personal unit I've ever owned. It took a few hours to put together but everything was easy enough to understand. The tolerances are tight and it feels high quality. Some reviews mention things like the pieces not being the advertised blue or needing wire cutters but the kit I got had everything!If you plug it in and it connects to Candle but nothing works make sure you check your emergency button. It's a special kind of switch that's spring loaded so you can't pull or press to release. To release it you have to twist it in the directions indicated in the arrows before it will pop back out. I wasted a good hour on this step by not lookingcarefully! Whoops.I was also concerned about the amount of sound it would make in an apartment and was glad to find that if you can control some of the vibration it's quiet enough to use without bothering the neighbors.The software and manuals all worked fine and there was a copy of the software and tutorials on the included SD card for the offline controller.

United States
Great starter machine

Be patient. Love this.

Michael R.
United States
This is a great machine. Prepare for an education.

Cutting to the chase, this machine is great. It's built like a tank, assembly instructions were fine, and there are a ton of resourced available online. I got my machine on Sunday, and on the following Saturday was able to cut the piece in my attached picture with no issues.In fact, the only issues that any of my cuts have had were of my own making. The machine works very well. That said, prepare to do some learning, some troubleshooting, and some problem solving. This is my first CNC, but I have extensive experience with 3D printers, and they're the same way. This machine isn't there to hold your hand while carving out intricate masterpieces. It's a tool that you need to learn to use.Another reviewer said something like "8 hours of failure was too much." (I had the same problem that he did. It was solved by changing the "Safe Retracts" setting in Fusion360.) If 8 hours of failure is too much for you, then this isn't the machine you want. To make this (or really any CNC machine) "work", you will need some basic understanding of G Code, 3D modelling, woodworking, and electronics. You don't need to be a master at any of this stuff, but you're going to touch all of it. It will take time. You will screw things up. You will get sawdust in your hair. That's what makes these things fun.Now, more specific to this machine itself, I was very, very impressed. There are many very similar units on Amazon, and I selected this one because of the included upgrades, and the known brand name. I found the machine to be extremely well built, and straightforward to assemble. The inclusion of limit switches is important. While limit switches can be a bit frustrating, they are there to make sure you don't accidentally send the machine a command that will damage it, and the work perfectly for that. I find the offline controller to be wonderful. There seems to be a lot of hate for this part, but I like that I can run he machine "headless" and not have to leave a laptop in my dust shop. I actually had a much smoother experience using the offline controller than I did using the PC-based Candle, but they both do the same job. My motor doesn't wobble, isn't loud, and hasn't had any issue cutting through various woods at 300mm/min. I did several calibration tests on the machine as soon as I got it built, and didn't have to adjust anything.The only bad things about the machine are the hold-down clamps that are included (they work, but are the definition of "fiddly"), the included Vee bits (again, they work as they should, but why give me a bunch of Vee bits and no end mill?) and the size of the workspace. The 3018 is actually a great size for a small workspace like mine, where it will need to be moved and worked around, but just like everyone else, I'd love to be able to make bigger stuff.I've probably said enough glowing stuff about this device, but I'll sum it up, here. When I spend ~$350 on a piece of Chinese technology that's based on open source designs, I expect to get a pretty low-end product that I can usually upgrade to make it useful. In this case, I got a solid, well-deigned, functioning piece of gear. I haven't been this amazed at how well a cheap gadget works since the Elegoo Mars Pro.If you're looking for a cool tool with a steep, but fun learning curve, look no further. If you want to easily and quickly cut wood (or metal) parts with the push of a button, maybe wait a few years.Software That I Used:-Candle (included) for machine control-Easel (very limited free use) for design and GCode Creation-F Engrave (free) for GCode creation-Carbide Create (free) for design and GCode Creation-Fusion360* (free) for design and GCode creation-Inkscape (free) for image design*Fusion360 is the real workhorse, here. It has by far the most features, but also the steepest learning curve. If you're familiar with Fusion360, you'll have no trouble. Otherwise start with Carbide Create.

United States
Good Machine - Excellent Service

Router has performed as expected, it��s not an industrial unit but it does have a lot of flexibility. What has most impressed me is Sainsmart��s service. I had an issue they responded quickly and replaced the component without issue.