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How to Value your CNC Machine

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If you’re looking to get a fast quote within minutes for your CNC machine you have come to the right place.  Getting the value for your CNC machine is easy.  Simply fill out our sell form and receive a valuation from our knowledgeable staff of CNC experts.  We will evaluate your used CNC based on a number of elements to get you a quote fast.

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Before you begin your search as to where you want to sell your CNC machine you might to want to know how to value a CNC machine. It is important to make sure that you’re getting a fair price for your CNC.  Our staff of experts can help you do just that. While there is no easy answer as to what each CNC machine is worth, there are a number of ways to get an approximate value when you sell used cnc machine. One of the easiest is to request a free valuation online from qualified professionals.  Your quote can be based on a number of factors such as:

  • Age
  • Condition
  • Hours
  • Materials Used
  • Brand
  • Market Demand – Value


When evaluating the worth of a CNC machine 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.


Every pre-owned CNC machine is unique and has it’s 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.


While newer CNC machines can be more readily available after a few years of production, some models might only have lower amount of hours depending on the environment. Each manufacturing floor is different and can be run 1,2 or as high as three shifts a day. Most shops average 1,000 – 2,000 hours a year which is similar to 10,000 – 15,000 miles a year on a car as an example. If a machine shop is running all three shifts, will age the machine 3X faster and drive the valuation lower.

Materials Used

We all know that metals such as aluminum and steels are mild and easy run on a CNC machine with limited wear. If the machine has been running cast iron or heavy abrasive type of metals damaging and wear a CNC out ahead of it’s life cycle.


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 you stick with a major CNC brand it’s easier to resell on the used CNC market, instead of a low volume off-brand CNC with low level support and dealer infrastructure.

Market Demand

If you own a CNC that is high in demand, everyone is going to want it.  On the flip side, a CNC machine that doesn’t easily sell might take much longer. Especially if it’s designed for a smaller market or certain type of production. The highest demand machines are typically 2-7 years old from a major brand, full parts and service support, fastest production speeds and technology with a price point ranging 25%-50% off New price. These are the machine that seem to sell under 30 days or less.