High-performance three axis for nested-based custom cabinets, custom furniture and support products


The Cut Ready 43 is intended to bring the magic of Artie to a lower priced system. It features a full-sized vacuum table and, just like its big brother, doesn’t require a CNC programmer.

One major difference between the Cut Ready 43 and the Cut Center, is that with the Cut Ready 43 (as in any other CNC router), you will require machine training and will need to deal with all the areas normally associated with operating a CNC router, except programming. With the Cut Ready 43 system, Artie offers help during the production process but not quite to the extent that it does with a Cut Center.

Since this is a CNC router at its core, you are free to program and operate it as a normal CNC router if you want but the magic of Artie makes the Cut Ready 43 a whole new exciting experience!
Available Table Sizes:
5'x'8', 5'x10'


  • 12 HP HSD Spindle (3,000-24,000 RPM) (Standard)
  • 21 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer (Optional)
  • Fixed Steel High Flow Table with Moving Gantry (Standard)
  • Single Vacuum Zone, dual high-flow plumbing ports and pneumatic open/close switch (Standard)
  • High-Tolerance Automatic Tool Length Measurement (Standard)
  • Total Automatic Lubrication System (Standard)
  • Automatic Pop-Up Pins (Standard)
  • Printer Box with Sheet and Label Printers (Standard)
  • Bar Code Reader (Standard)
  • Solid State Hard Drive (Standard)
  • Touch Screen Control (Standard)
  • Cut Ready Tool Kit (Standard)
  • Personal Pause Button (Standard)
  • Virtual Service (Optional)
  • 15 HP Vacuum Pump(Standard)
  • CNC Access Machine Training(Standard)
  • Lift Vacuum Cups (Optional)
  • Three-Dimensional Laser Compensated Axis Alignment(Standard)
  • Control Nesting(Standard)
  • Siemens Intelligent Servo Drives Throughout(Standard)
  • QCore SuperControl(Standard)
  • Machine Training and Installation(Standard)
  • Free Phone and Forum Support(Standard)
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Machine Standard Features

  • 12 HP (9kw) Spindle

    12 HP (9kw) Spindle

    A direct driven spindle with a speed range up to 24,000 RPM.  The high-frequency spindle is cooled with an electric fan for quieter running and contains ceramic bearings for longer life and for less maintenance.  The 12 HP (9kw) spindle provides the user with a heavy duty, precision spindle which provides high performance and reliability. Standard

  • Pop-Up Pins

    Pop-Up Pins

    Guides mounted to the table perimeter for locating sheets of material.  They are flipped to the up position to lacate the material and then retracted to clear during the machining cycle. Standard

  • Automatic Tool Length Sensor

    High-Tolerance Automatic Tool Length Sensor

    Provides an automatic method of measuring tool length and entering tool length offset numbers into the control.  This automatically compensates for the new tool length, eliminating the need to precisely locate the cutter bit.  It provides a highly accurate method of adjusting tool length for pocketing or profile edges. Standard

  • Volumetric Laser Compensated Axis Alignment

    Volumetric Laser Compensated Axis Alignment

    The machine is calibrated in all axes using a three-dimensional volumetric laser interferometer. This type of calibration is the most sophisticated and most accurate available today resulting in machines that are extremely accurate. Others may use single axis calibration (not nearly as good) and others may not calibrate at all. Uncalibrated machines can generate dimensional errors that can become a real problem. Standard

  • QCore SuperControl

    QCore SuperControl

    The Thermwood QCore SuperControl is a feature rich, high performance CNC control system. Thermwood, the only major CNC router manufacturer that designs and builds its own CNC control, is a leader in implementing advanced control technology. As a result, Thermwood has been granted more patents on CNC router technology than all other CNC router manufactures in the world, combined. Standard

  • Printer box with sheet and label printers

    Printer Box with Sheet and Label Printers

    Printer box with sheet and label printers for part identification. Printer system accepts information from all cabinet software capable of producing Job Level Interface output using the Thermwood QCore SuperControl nesting capabilities. The printers also operate using input from CAD software that generates properly formatted DXF format files. Also has room to store extra tools.  Standard

  • Bar Code Reader

    Bar Code Reader

    Allows you to identify or remake parts. You do not need to develop a CNC program just to remake parts. At the end of a job, simply scan the label on any part or parts and it nests them on the remaining material and cuts them. You can remake parts from a previous job the same way..  Standard

  • Solid State Hard Drive

    Solid State Hard Drive

    A superior type of mass storage device with no moving parts, (which is why they are called solid state drives or SSDs. SSDs store data using flash memory.  Standard

  • Control Nesting

    Control Nesting

    A user-friendly nesting package integrated into the Thermwood control to nest various parts into sheet stock, thus creating a better yield. Also accepts layered DXF files.  Standard

  • Touch Screen Control

    Touch Screen Control

    Modern, touch screen control for quick access to your machine.  Standard

  • Cut Ready Tool Kit

    Cut Ready Tool Kit

    Kit contains 1 each of the following tools
    CRT0001 - 3/8" Compression (Long Up Cut)
    CRT0002 - 3/8" Compression (Short Up Cut)
    CRT0003 - 1/4" Compression
    CRT0004 - 5mm Up Spiral
    CRT0005 - 1/8" Up Spiral
    CRT0006 - 1/2" Material Dovetail Bit
    CRT0007 - 3/8" Ballnose
    CRT0008 - 1/4" Ballnose
    CRT0009 - 1/8" Ballnose
    CRT0010 - 1/16" Down Spiral
    CRT0011 - Engraving Tool


  • Personal Pause Button

    Personal Pause Button

    Thermwood has developed a remote wireless "Pause Button" which can be clipped to a belt or pocket.  Pressing this button stops the machine in place. Standard

  • Vacuum Pump

    Vacuum Pump

    Universal Vacuum System is a unique method for holding panels to the table top for machining.  A sheet of particleboard or low density MDF is used as a work surface on the top fo the table.  The high flow pump vacuums through the work surface, holding the part to the table.  Pumps are available as 15HP (11kw).  Conventional vacuum also available. Standard

  • Machine Training

    CNC Access Machine Training

    We are by your side during your 5 Day CNC Access training course at our modern, state of the art center (devoted specifically to educating our customers). This is, by far, the fastest and most efficient way to learn. Our machine operator/programmer courses are located adjacent to the machine training lab, where students complete the prescribed projects on a specific training machine utilized only for training purposes. Then, when it comes time for practical applications on a full sized machine, Thermwood's training lab is equipped with a CabinetShop 45 outfitted with all major options and features. Real production-type parts are cut. What a confidence builder!  Standard

Machine Options

  • Lift Vacuum Cups

    Lift Vacuum Cups

    Two manual lift vacuum cups, one per side, for ease of moving sheet material. Includes two vacuum cups, vacuum cup holders and all necessary vacuum plumbing. Optional

  • Pause Mats

    Pause Mats

    Placed around the front perimeter of the machine.  Once the mat is stepped on, the machine will stop operation. Optional

  • Automatic Lubrication

    Total Automatic Lubrication System

    Provides positive pressure, air/oil lubrication to the linear trackway bearings and the ball screws  This has two major benefits:  First, it eliminates the lubrication points which must be servided each shift.  Second, it provides positive pressure to the bearing, preventing contamination from entering the bearing.  This allows the machine to function in difficult, dusty or hostile environments. Optional

  • Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

    21 Position Bar Style Automatic Tool Changer

    Mounts behind the rear of the table and holds the tapered tool holders.  When the program calls for a tool change, the head moves back and places the tool into an empty space, it then moves over and picks up the appropriate tool, and then continues the program. Optional

  • Virtual Service

    Virtual Service

    When the "Virtual Service" link is established, the customer can see and talk to the Thermwood service technician and the service technician can see, not only the customer, but also all of the critical parameters of the control. It essentially gives the service technician as much information as standing in front of the customer's control itself. Through this link, the control can be diagnosed in real-time while programs are being executed and corrections can be made. Programming errors can be found and corrected on-line.  Optional


Thermwood Cut Ready 43 Machining Door and Drawer Front Using Diamond Tooling

Cut Ready Series Machines - Comparison

Features Cut Center Cut Ready 43
• CNC Programming not required
• Artie Inside
• E-Stop Recovery Help
• Cut Ready App for Job Creation
• Remote Pause FOB
• Label & Sheet Printers
• Color Coded Job & Part Labels
• Touch Screen Monitor
• Automatic Tool Management
• Easy Recovery from Broken Tool
• Automatic Off-Fall Management
• Easily Recut Damaged Parts
• Wasteboard Life Notification
• Automatic Small Part Management
• Bar Code Reader
• High-Tolerance Tool Sensor
• Free Cut Ready Software Updates for Life
• Auto Lubrication System


• Auto Grease System


• Vacuum Loss Detection


• Ongoing Virtual Support Included


• Pre-Set Tooling Torque Wrench


• Automatic Sheet Air Assist


• Sheet Handling Vacuum Pods



• Easy Sheet Flipping System


• Material Thickness Measuring Calipers
• Simplified Power Up/Down
• Automatic Tool Verification
• Automatic Vacuum Pump Control
• Precision Sheet Position Detection
• Air Knife Blow Off
• Auto Retract Location Pins
• Simplified Maintenance System
• All in One Self-Contained Configuration
• Quick Install/Relocation