Next Wave CNC’s Shark HD500 is a must-have machine that will allow you to craft unique pieces in your workshop.

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The Shark HD500 is the latest CNC in the SHARK HD CNC series.

This machine features a 16” x 36” table, an extruded aluminum router mount to support larger routers or Next Wave’s water-cooled spindle system, and robust linear gantry rails. The HD500 can be pendant or computer-controlled and perfect for projects such as carving plaques, signs, ornamental boxes, and precision parts machined from wood, soft metals, or plastics. Enhance your woodworking capabilities with this versatile machine.

This Shark CNC router uses our included 3D carving capability and a 3D model library, you can cut beautiful relief carvings, intricate inlays, and create exquisitely detailed engravings with ease.

The Shark HD500 creativity potential is endless, and hobbyists to pros are incorporating it as one go-to woodworking tool for custom parts, joinery, precision drilling functions, or all things decorative. The Shark HD500 is built to last.

The Shark HD500 offers dual functionality.

1. Your projects can begin using our convenient touch screen Pendant interface, eliminating the need for a computer as you control the unit via the Pendant. Using the included VCarve Desktop Design Software, you can create your project and transfer it to a USB drive which can then be plugged directly into the LCD pendant.

2. For more challenging projects and extended versatility, you can run the Shark HD500 from your computer taking advantage of the exclusive patented Virtual Zero Unlimited programming that will adjust your design to fit curves and angles that would be virtually impossible on other brands of machines. (Computer and flash drive not included).


Put the power of the USA Made Next Wave CNC Shark HD500® to work for you today

15% restocking fee on all CNC Returns
  • Includes the latest edition of Vectric Desktop design software $349 Value  now incorporating Cut 3D functionality, Rotary compatible, and Vector Art 3D Sampler Pack
  • Virtual Zero Unlimited, $149 value, this patented Next Wave exclusive software allows you to map the surface of your material by taking an unlimited number of reference points. The program then uses these points to auto-adjust the G-code to conform to the actual surface of your material. This eliminates problems caused by a warped or bowed work piece and allows you to maintain a constant cutting depth on projects that other machines would not be able to handle.
  • Two-year warranty $499 retail value – we are so confident in our products we include an industry leading two year warranty, no need to purchase an extended warranty
  • Table dimensions: 16” x 36″
  • XYZ travel: 13” x 25” x 7”
  • Overall dimensions: 24-1/4”W x 36”L x 24-1/2”H
  • Aluminum interlocking slotted table track for highly customizable clamping
  • Color Touch Screen pendant controller system
  • Ready2Control software
  • Requires a PC computer with a USB 2.0 port (not included)
  • Built to handle larger 2.25 HP routers with 3.5” barrel diameter like Dewalt 618, PC 890, Bosch 1617 (router sold separately)
  • 2 Hold Down clamps
  • Carbide V Bit
  • Made in USA

Check out our videos to learn more about our Shark CNC machine. If you have specific questions about the Shark HD500 or one of our other products, call (419) 318-4822 or email support@nextwavecnc.com to get in touch with our support team.