Introducing the NEW Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course

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Learn the Basics of Milling 2D & 2.5D Designs – Close the Skills Gap, Build Confidence and Learn Fundamental CNC Concepts

Bantam Tools is launching a new Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course on the basics of milling 2D and 2.5D designs to give CNC users hands-on experience milling engravings and machining designs. This new course, available online at, provides hands-on experience machining SVG files to gain experience and build confidence using the machine and its software to unlock the power of CNC machining. The course is a follow-up to the popular Bantam Tools Desktop CNC 4th Axis Course launched earlier this year.
The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course provides instruction on:

  • How to set up a job on the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine
  • How to set up SVG files in the Bantam Tools Milling Machine Software
  • What SVGs are and how to design them
  • Experience milling projects using the Bantam Tools software’s classic built-in SVG support
  • Best safety, cleaning, and maintenance practices when working with the machine

“As our CNC customer base grows with more engineers, designers and first-time users, we’ve found that there is more need to learn the basics of CNC milling,” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools. “Participating in the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course provides CNC users a leg up on tips and tricks and gives them the confidence to start machining functional parts and prototypes.”
The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course comes with a Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course Kit. Combined with the accessories that ship with the Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, the kit ensures the CNC operator has everything needed to move through the course, build confidence and build a strong CNC foundation. The kit includes:

  • Fat end mill, 1/8”
  • Metal engraving bit, 1/8”, 80º (0.005”)
  • ER-11 collet, 1/8”
  • Dog tag (3)
  • Aluminum bar, 4” x 2” x 0.125”
  • High-strength, double-sided Nitto tape elbow (10)

The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course and Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Getting Started Course Kit are bundled together for $149 and available at The Getting Started Kit is also available to purchase separately for $60 and is a great addition to add to a classroom, lab or makerspace and is available at

Bantam Tools builds desktop CNC machines with professional reliability and precision to support world changers and skill builders. The Bantam Tools machines are easy to set up, ready to use right out of the box, and like its namesake the bantam rooster, punch above their weight class, allowing mechanical engineers, product designers, entrepreneurs, electrical engineers, machinists, designers, students, educators and digital fabricators to stay ahead of schedule and under budget. All of Bantam Tools Desktop Milling Machines are clean, safe, and easy to use, making them a great choice for any lab, shop, classroom, or studio. To learn more visit or follow on Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook at @bantamtools, or on Medium @CNC-Life.

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