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Bantam Tools Introduces Its New Powerful & Portable CNC Milling Machine


ROSEMONT, IL, - Bantam Tools, the desktop CNC manufacturer, is making a big impact with with the recent launch of a new small desktop CNC machine, the Bantam Tools Explorer™ CNC Milling Machine. The Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine weighs less than 50 pounds and is designed with power and portability in mind with a durable exoskeleton and the ability to run on battery power. The company has also launched a new and improved version of its Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, optimized for rapid aluminum prototyping. Both machines are perfect for milling parts and prototypes for world changers and skill builders. The new CNC machine is compact and durable, making it a great option for those who need reliability and flexibility in their workspace and on the go. Pre-orders are being accepted at and the Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine will start shipping by the end of 2022.

“We are loving the portability of our new Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine,’” said Bre Pettis, CEO of Bantam Tools. “Many product developers and engineers have expressed that they would love the opportunity to travel with our machine and put it through its paces in locations other than their office. We decided to take on that challenge and have spent the last year engineering a machine with expeditionary capabilities that will meet their needs. Now, when an engineer or designer needs to be out in the field or working remotely, they can fabricate parts and solve problems, then easily put the machine away when they are done.”

With a compact footprint, the new Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine fits into a Pelican case and is the perfect traveling companion for those who need to mill anywhere. In fact, the machine, which runs on standard 110V (US) or 220V (EU) power, can even plug into a generator or battery power station and is frontline-ready for users who need to fabricate parts immediately. Additionally, the mill’s compact footprint makes it an ideal solution for engineers and product designers with hybrid or remote work schedules, making it a great addition to Bantam Tools existing desktop offerings and rapidly expanding ecosystem.

Also new are Bantam Tools key accessories: the Bantam Tools Control, the Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise, the Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Vacuum, Fixturing Pallet and Spoilboard. The Bantam Tools Control is a mini computer with a touchscreen interface and that runs the Bantam Tools CNC Milling Machine on its own, which frees up the user’s computer. The Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise works with the T-slot beds and fixturing pallets for both Bantam Tools CNC Milling Machines The durable Bantam Tools CNC Low-Profile Vise enables users to repeatedly produce precise and complex parts. All Bantam Tools’ accessories are fully integrated into the Bantam Tools software.

Bantam Tools is named after the small but mighty bantam rooster. This new powerful and portable Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine takes “small and mighty” to heart. It features a powerful modular spindle with ER-11 collet, a rigid unibody exoskeleton, and has the ability to machine precise aluminum parts using high-speed machining strategies with 1/4” tooling. Combined with Bantam Tools pro-grade, easy-to-use machine control software, users will have everything they need to build the future they want to see and solve our world’s most pressing challenges.

Pettis also noted that the company has introduced a new and improved version of its flagship Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, which is taking milling to the next level. “The new and improved Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine offers a new powder-coated steel enclosure, deeper chip tray and tighter pitch on the Z-axis.”

The Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, the Bantam Tools Explorer CNC Milling Machine and their accessories are available to order 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, empowering 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 about the Peekskill, New York, company, at, on LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @bantamtools, or on Medium @CNC-Life.

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