Professor HDX


The Professor series of CNC routers are designed by CWI to be the best-in-class machines available today, with better performance, quality, motors, components and features than any competitive machine.

The Professor HDX is truly the ultimate in bench top CNC routers. The components used and motor spindle are the best of the best. This machine is designed by CWI for hobby, professional and educational users looking for ultimate performance. All of our Professor machines are built on a foundation of a heavy-duty cast iron frame. The black anodized aluminum table is then mounted to the frame, creating an excellent working surface with plenty of options for the use of hold down jigs.

Under the cast frame are four 3” diameter adjustable feet to for solid support on the workbench, or for mounting to the optional welded steel stand. The adjustable gantry is a full 3/4” thick-machined aluminum frame (including the support arms as well as the cross members), which rides on accurate THK linear guide ways.

The gantry moves on 5/8” diameter precision ball screws in both X and Y movements by quality stepper motors.  For the motor on the HDX we use the industry leading commercial quality HSD 1.5kw (2 HP) 3-phase electrical spindle that comes with 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2” high precision ER25 collets. The 3-phase motor is then converted by a Delta phase inverter to run at 0-24,000 rpm on single-phase 220-volt power. HSD is the leading Italian manufacturer of CNC spindles throughout the world. The HSD spindle motor offers 7” of Z travel while also utilizing a heavy-duty 5/8” ball screw and stepper motor.

The machining area is just under 24” x 36” with a gantry clearance height of 7.25”. This speedy and powerful machine can travel at 234“/minute and cut at up to 195“/minute. To make set up simple we include a tool measure devise for making accurate measurements of tool height when starting your projects. To operate the machine we use a NC Studio model NK105 hand held controller. Simply download your work program from your computer to a memory stick, slide it into the USB port on the control panel and the hand held controller works everything from there – perfect for ease of operation and keeping your computer out of the dusty world of your workshop.

The “guts” of the Professor is a control box full of Schneider CSA contactors, fuses and holders, motor controls and NC Studio control boxes. We use Omron micro limit switches for controlling stops and movements of the home positioning. The Professor is fully CSA certified for use in Canadian and American schools and commercial applications.

The Professor HDX operates on 220-volt power on a standard 15-amp 220-volt circuit breaker. For dust collection we include a dust boot with a 2.5” dust port to connect to standard dust hose. The Professor ships to our customers in a wooden crate measuring 48” x 30” x 36” and weighs in at 440 pounds.

Operating software is not included with the machine but is sold separately. CWI recommends the Vectric CNC products. We stock V-Carve Pro, Cut3D, Photo-Carve and Aspire. Other options you may want to consider are cutting tools, dust hose, or a heavy-duty stand.


  • Working area: 23.5” x 35.5” x 7”
  • 2 HP HSD Italian industrial air-cooled spindle
  • ER25 precision router bit collets
  • 1/8”, 1/4” and 1/2” collets included
  • T-slot aluminum black anodized table
  • Machined cast iron base frame
  • Machined 3/4” thick aluminum gantry and support arms
  • Gantry clearance of 7.25”
  • NC Studio NK105 handheld controller
  • USB information transfer port
  • Advanced electronics cabinet
  • Stepper drive motors
  • DELTA 3-phase motor inverter
  • SHIMPO gear reducers
  • Heavy duty 5/8” precision ball screw Z, X & Y axis
  • Traveling speed 234”/minute
  • Maximum working speed 195”/minute
  • THK linear rails
  • Tool measuring sensor
  • Schneider CSA electronics
  • Omron micro limit switches
  • Dust hood w/2.5” connection
  • CSA certification
  • 1PH 220V 60HZ
  • Plywood crate

Options Available:

  • Heavy duty steel stand with 2 tool drawers
  • Vectric V-Carve Pro software
  • Vectric Cut 3D software
  • Vectric Photo Carve software
  • Vectric Aspire software
  • Starter tooling kit


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Professor HDX CNC Machine Review