Sell Your CNC Machine

There Is a Huge Market for Used CNC Machines

Now that you’ve degreased, cleaned and polished your pre-owned CNC machine, it’s time to free up that floor space and make some money. The good news is used CNC machines are in high demand; the bad news is there’s a risk of losing time and money if you don’t know what you’re doing. Selling a major piece of surplus equipment is a significant undertaking that involves determining the functionality of your machine, its fair market value, shipping and logistics, and how and when you’re going to get paid. We’ll break these components down and then we’ll put it all together for you in a streamlined step-by-step process that you can implement immediately.

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4 Easy Steps to Sell Your CNC Machine

We understand it can be difficult to figure out how to sell your used CNC machine for top dollar. How do you even know where to sell it? The two most common questions we receive are the following:

  • How do I sell my used CNC machine?
  • What exactly is involved in selling my CNC machine?

Below, we list our 4 easy steps you can follow to sell your CNC machine.

STEP 1: Get a Free Valuation

First, you can start by either filling out the valuation form on our website, or by giving us a call at (844) 262-6789. Therefore one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives will be happy to give you a retail to cash price over the phone. Also, this is a great way to get a fast quote within minutes.

STEP 2: Inspection

After you accept our offer, will then send an inspector right away to verify mechanical and physical condition. Follow these tips to get your CNC ready for sale. Many times we will fly out one of our team reps to inspect or hire a local third party. Typically, this takes just a few business days. This is the second step to selling your CNC machine.

STEP 3: Get Paid

At this point, once we confirm that your CNC machine matches the description and condition, you can select how you would like us to pay you and send the money. We can either mail you a check, or wire you the total amount of the purchase price. In most cases, payment is made the day after inspection.

STEP 4: Shipment

In conclusion, even though CNC Machines are some of the most durable manufacturing machines on the planet, you still want to properly lock down moving components and wrap the machine so it is protected during shipment. All you need to do is follow our simple guidelines for properly preparing your machine for shipment of your CNC machine. Our logistics department will help with scheduling rigging and trucking companies to work around your schedule. As a result, this ensures the least amount of interruption to your production flow.

We’ve provided guidance and three options below to determine accurate trailer measurements, trailer type, and if/what permits are required.


  • Flatbed trailers are normally 48-feet in length but can sometimes have some overhang and still be considered a legal load.
  • The max width allowed in the U.S. as well as Canada is 8 feet, 6 inches. If a load is wider than those dimensions, special permits are needed.
  • In most of the U.S., the maximum height allowed is 13 feet, 6 inches. With the height of the trailer itself, that only leaves 8 feet, 6 inches of height space to work with.
  • Special permits are required if the weight of the tractor, trailer, and load exceed 80,000 lbs.


  • Step Deck trailers are normally 48 feet in total length, 37 of those feet are the lower deck, while 11 feet account for the upper deck.
  • The maximum width allowed in the U.S. as well as Canada is 8 feet, 6 inches. If a load is wider than those dimensions, special permits are needed.
  • In most of the U.S., the maximum height allowed is 13 feet, 6 inches. With the height of the trailer itself, that only leaves 10 feet of height space to work with.
  • Special permits are required if the weight of the tractor, trailer, and load exceed 80,000 lbs.


  • Double Drop Deck trailers are normally 48 feet in total length, 28 of those feet consists of the bottom well and the front and rear decks.
  • The maximum width allowed in the U.S. as well as Canada is 8 feet, 6 inches. If a load is wider than those dimensions, special permits are needed.
  • In most of the U.S., the maximum height allowed is 13 feet, 6 inches. With the height of the trailer itself, that only leaves 11 feet, 8 inches of height space to work with at the lowest point.
  • Special permits are required if the weight of the tractor, trailer, and load exceed 80,000 lbs.


CNC Functionality

What YOU Do:

Your pre-owned CNC looks brand-new, but we all want to make sure it runs properly. To help us determine its functionality, you’ll need to gather information, run the machine and take photos and video. Note the hours of the machine and take a great photo. Record the machine running and make sure to focus on the axis in motion, the spindle, and the tools changing and then record as you walk around the machine. You’ll also want to consider any additional information related to the machine’s story. What kind of an environment was it used in? What it used the whole time during three shifts or just during one shift a day?

What WE Do:

CNC Machines experts have extensive knowledge with all types of machines and a wide range of brands including Haas, Mazak, Doosan, Okuma, Mori Seiki, Citizen and more. They’ve spent thousands of hours helping manufacturers sell their surplus CNC equipment. 

We will send an inspector to you to verify your machine’s physical and mechanical condition. This instills confidence across the board that your machine is marketable and will command top-dollar.

How Much Can I Get For My CNC Machine?

What YOU Do:

Every pre-owned CNC machine is unique, so, it’s impossible to value yours right off the bat without crucial information. However, once we combine the information you provide and our real-time handle of the market, we’ll be about to come up with an informed valuation of your used CNC machine.

At this point, you should have already degreased and cleaned your machine and the silver controls should shine and the red and yellow colors should pop.

In addition to the video and the overall photo of the machine, you’ll need to take 9-12 more photos to include: front, sides, inside area, electrical cabinet, and control of the machine.

You’ll need to provide the following information about your pre-owned CNC machine, which twill ultimately determine its market value:

  • Brand Name:  The top CNC brands in the American market are Haas CNC, DMG Mori Seiki, Okuma, Fadal, Samsung, Doosan, Tsugami, Star, and Citizen, to name just a few. If your CNC is a major brand, it’s easier to resell on the used CNC market; a low-volume off-brand CNC offers a low level of support and dealer infrastructure.
  • Model Number
  • Age:  It is worth noting that some of the older vintage models have a higher demand due to a number of different factors.  Some models will be more desirable than others, which will increase or decrease the price.
  • Condition:  Every pre-owned CNC machine is unique and has its own story to tell.  One CNC may have a few dings while another might have been run hard for the last 15 years and heavily worn. The condition of your CNC machine will be a factor to consider when figuring how much you would ultimately like to get.
  • Hours: Depending on the environment, some older CNC machines may have as few hours as a newer machine. Each manufacturing floor is unique, and the number of shifts run over the years is a factor in aging or not aging the machine.  Most shops average 1000 to 2000 hours a year which is similar to 10,000 to15,000 miles a year on a car as an example. A manufacturing floor running all three shifts will age the machine three times faster and drive the price lower.
  • Materials Used:  We all know that metals like aluminum and steels are mild and run easy on a CNC machine, resulting in minimum wear on your machine. On the other hand, heavy abrasive-type of metals over time may have prematurely fatigued your machine.
  • Market Demand/Price:  If you own a CNC that is high in demand, everyone is going to want it and you’ll have a quick sale. If your CNC machine is designed for a smaller market or a specific type of production, it may take some time to sell. The highest demand machines are typically major brands that are 2 to 7 years-old-from with full parts and service support, fastest production speeds. Their price-points range between 25%-50% off the original price and typically sell in 30 days or less.

To get an idea of what the pre-owned CNC machine market looks like in real-time, you are welcome to browse our used CNC machine listings:

CNC Brand Page
Used Vertical Machine Center Listings
Used CNC Lathe Categories

What WE Do:

Our CNC experts will take your CNC’s market-valuation factors and will appraise your machine and provide you with the most accurate quote at no cost to you. You’ll have an accurate, credible quote within minutes. You’re bound to have questions during this process, so don’t hesitate to email, text, or call our experts directly; they’re truly happy to help.

How Will I Get Paid?

What YOU Do:

Simply tell us where to send your check or wire you cash.

What WE Do:

By this point, we’ll have confirmed that your CNC machine matches the description and condition. We’ll send payment according to your preference — in most cases payment is made the day after inspection.

How Do We Sell The Used CNC Machine?

If this process seems too good to be true or if you’re simply a big-picture person and would like to know how we’re able to move so much used equipment, here are marketing strategies we employ that contribute to our great success in this space.

  • Google Ads & SEO

Google marketing is the gateway for many active searchers. We have become the leader in Google Shopping wherein your CNC machine photo and price are listed on search engine results. There is an average of over 1000 American CNC buyers daily. Employing Google AdWords and Google Remarketing results in over 100,000 impressions daily. This is our leading strategy for marketing used CNC machines and when you add in videos of the machine running cycles and showing the major components functioning, it really propels that buyer forward to proceed with the sale.

  • Social Media Marketing

Building relationships and earning trust are key components to our success in social media marketing. We target FacebookInstagram and Twitter as our top social media platforms.

  • Database Marketing

This is our secret sauce, our competitive advantage. We leverage a highly specialized database of over 60,000 U.S. machine shops — developed over three years and 10,000 man-hours — to target buyers by industry, types of machines they prefer, and sizes they run. Armed with this information, we know what a given buyer likes and uses.

Now That You Know…

If you’ve come this far, you now know how we manage to have 400 machines in stock on any given day and why we have the most streamlined, cost effective used CNC machine selling process in the industry. Feel free to email, text, or call our experts, or fill out the valuation form to take the first step in turning your pre-owned CNC machine into profit.