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IWF 2022 Debut: Shark RS1000 Pro Makes Router Tables Accurate as a CNC


November 17, 2022 | Bill Esler

Perrysburg, OH—Next Wave CNC introduced the Shark RS1000 Pro at IWF 2022, a computer-controlled fence and lift system that gives a conventional router table the repeatable accuracy of a CNC.

Available directly from and from authorized retailers nationwide—including Rockler and Woodcraft—the RS1000’s patented Shark technology allows the fence and lift to move accurately in direct relationship to the bit, providing a full 12 inches of fence travel for larger projects and 3.5 inches of available lift.

“Type in any desired measurements, press OK, and it is ready to cut” says Randy Johnson, woodworking expert and a consulting designer on the RS1000 Pro. “It has cutting-edge technology that increases creativity and productivity while being extremely easy to use.”

It comes preloaded with applications for more than a dozen common router and specialty joinery functions, including box joints, dovetail, dado, lock miter, and many more. The RS1000 Pro integrates an onboard processor with LCD color touch screen pendant control for easy operation.

“Over the last three years, our engineers have worked tirelessly to integrate full CNC functionality and bring it to your router table,” says Tim Owens, Next Wave CNC founder. “The Shark RS1000 Pro will transform nearly any router table into a full-fledged two axis CNC—allowing you to adjust the fence or the bit height by as little as one-thousandth of an inch while reducing setup time up to 90 percent.”

The Shark RS1000 Pro system accepts metric, decimal, or fractions measurements, so users do not have to convert project dimensions. It works with any standard 3.5-inch router motor, features removable table inserts for larger bits, and has an integrated 2.25-inch dust port. It comes with Next Wave CNC’s two-year warranty and is made in the U.S. at the company’s factory in Perrysburg, OH.

Next Wave CNC was founded in 2006 by Tim and Melissa Owens in Perrysburg, where it produces affordable CNC routing equipment and automated machinery for professional woodworkers and woodworking hobbyists of all levels. Next Wave CNC is at the forefront of small shop automation and incorporates versatile compatibility between components and products whenever possible. Learn more at Next Wave CNC


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