10 Great Gifts For CNC Machinists

Have the CNC machinists in your life been naughty or nice? Doesn’t matter, these folks make the world go round. So they deserve nothing but the BEST. But sometimes they can be a little…well, picky (we know they have “tolerance issues”). So we left no stone unturned in our search for machinist-friendly gift ideas that we think will delight them. And if any of these catch your fancy, it’s totally OK to add them to your wish list too.

Okuma’s Annual CNC Machinist Gift Guide

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Assembly required? CHECK! Involves bots? CHECK! That’s just the beginning of the fun with the LulzBot KITTAZ 3D Printer. “Ideal for anyone who likes to make things.” CHECK!

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Is it cheating to put a power pack on a paper airplane? Never! That’s just using advanced technology to beat your competition. Get the PowerUp 2.0 Paper Airplane Kit and leave ‘em in your dust. (Awesome choice for aerospace CNC machinists.)

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Machined from 6061 T6 billet aluminum, the Battle Mug feels just right in a machinist’s hands. Sure you can drink out of it, but you can also “mount a standard issue M4 carry handle, or even a bayonet for those close quarters, high-risk operations.”

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Have you ever noticed? Arguing with a machinist will get you nowhere! Put others on notice with this t-shirt.

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True Grill-Meisters should spend all their time practicing their culinary craft. It’s sad to see talent wasted scrubbing the grill. Get them a Grill Cleaning Robot so they can focus on their art!

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Speaking of grilling: the Grill Sargent tactical apron has 15 pockets that hold all the accouterments necessary for conducting successful grilling operations. It even has a bandolier to hold your “brew-munition.”

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A High Definition Camera Drone would sure come in handy. It can grab pictures and video and can even serve as a modern-day blimp so you can broadcast those soccer games.

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We’ve always wanted to build medieval siege weapons – just in case. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction is the go-to guide for building weapons of the marshmallow-flinging kind.

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Create your own workforce! Start them young with the Remote Control Machines DLX Kit that allows aspiring engineers to build new machines of their own design.

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This list is never complete without a tool idea. Bob Warfield over at CNC Cookbook raves about how handy it is to have a Drill Bit Sharpener. Check out the detailed shopping tips and product reviews in his blog post here.

BONUS!

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Thousands of CNC machinists have been eyeing Okuma’s MU-500VA 5-Axis Vertical Machining Center. Our YouTube video showing off this speedy beast gets about 18,000 views per month! (One commenter implores “Dear Santa, how much?”) Guaranteed to make their dreams come true. We promise – they can’t shoot their eye out with this one.

Feel free to share by using the button at the upper right of this page. Better yet, comment below with your suggestions and add to the list!

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