CNC Mini Mill - 5 Series

Looking for a mini CNC mill for use at home, at an educational institution, or in a start-up? ​It’s time to discover the famous SYIL X5 and SYIL V5, our best mini CNC machines!

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Benefits of our hobby CNC mills

With a compact design, these mini CNC machines can be used as a hobby CNC milling machine, or with caster wheels on the bottom of the combo enclosure for easy transportation. Great mini CNC mill for teaching and education. Perfect mini CNC machine for a small business, and superior as the home CNC machine for hobby use. Regarded by many as probably the best desktop CNC mill and best hobby CNC milling machine in its range. These mini CNC machines use high-precision linear guides. And what is really great you can select your own type of CNC controller.

Controller options

Use a low-cost PC controller to reduce your budget. Or opt for another CNC system to adapt to any application requirements.

Compact design

Small footprint, still the output of the production is of high quality.

You can upgrade the two forms of external protective sheet metal.

Machine bed structure can be used for high-precision mineral casting parts.

Quality components

Built with top-notch components, from the important core components to control and upgrade options.

Our 5 series standard has a 3-axis with a high-precision linear guide (Hiwin).

For everyone

Can be used in teaching and education

Valuable for personal family use.

The cost-effective alternative for the application of mass production in enterprises.

The 5 Series are amongst the most versatile mini CNC mills in the world today. All SYIL 5 Series models (the SYIL X5 and SYIL V5) are high-performance mini CNC machines that can be set up quickly, are easy to operate, very stable, highly dynamic, and very low-maintenance. The modular structure creates numerous configuration possibilities, allowing for any 5 Series mini CNC machine to be customized for each customer’s unique needs, helping them to achieve the perfect individual solution.
The top benefits of this series are: 1) its compact space requirements, 2) the ability to achieve CNC cutting at low unit costs, 3) high processing quality, 4)and high speed.
A SYIL CNC mini mill is perfect for education at schools and training institutions. Our CNC mini mill can easily be moved between rooms. Not surprisingly, many experts call the SYIL X5 the best mini CNC mill in its range!

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Hobby CNC mills: perfect for educational institutions or hobby and prototyping use

  • What is a mini CNC mill?

  • Who is the machine best for?

  • What are the machine's key features?

  • What are use cases?

mini cnc mill

A mini CNC machine is also named a hobby CNC mill.

mini CNC machine, or mini mill is designed to perform multiple functions of most materials. A mini mill can cut through large sheets of aluminum with precision. It can be used to cut through a complex design and perform simple applications like milling and drilling very easily. No matter how complex a shape or a hole is. You just have to feed the machine with the right data and it will perform the function.

A CNC mini mill can be used to perform operations like drilling and cutting on multiple materials like aluminum, plastics, steel, and iron.

The chief limitation of a mini milling machine is not so much the quality of the work it can produce, but the size of the work it can handle.

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A mini CNC mill is perfect for schools, start-up shops, or as a first step into CNC machining.

Mini mills are a serious investment, bringing industrial-style machining capabilities to the home or shop. Mini CNC machines possess the power to take a piece of raw scrap and quickly turn it into a useable part, something you can’t say about a hammer or a saw.

Milling is the removal of metal with a rotary cutter or other rotating cutting tools. With a SYIL X5 or SYIL V5, you are able to cut a huge variety of parts, to within tolerances of a few thousandths of an inch or less.

You can opt for a spindle that allows you to cut at high speed with smaller cutters. The SYIL X5 mini mill series all include high precision Linear Guides on X, Y & Z axis's that are proven to give you long-lasting repeatability and accuracy and sets this machine apart from any competitor worldwide in this price range. Our best CNC mini mill is used by many CNC hobbyists, schools, and small entrepreneurs.

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Enter the realm of high-speed, high precision machining

A SYIL X5 or SYIL V5 hobby milling machine is the best way to enter the realm of high-speed, high precision machining with a great performance to cost ratio for the home or small workshop demands. You can configure the SYIL 5 to your own needs. The SYIL X5 hobby CNC milling machine sets the new standard for home CNC machining. Each machine features:

  • Reliably high productivity
  • Highest precision
  • Minimum floor space requirements
  • Simple operation
  • High stability
  • High dynamics
  • Easy maintenance
  • Cost-effectiveness
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Uses of personal CNC mills

A whole new generation of low-cost high-precision SYIL X5 series home CNC machines is available to fulfill your machine tools business demands. Its new ergonomic design brings the perfect characteristics, smoother flow of processing space, and provides higher visibility. Includes linear guides on the X, Y & Z axis. The true best benchtop milling machine in its price range!

The SYIL X5 home CNC machine is the most affordable fully 3D capable CNC milling machine in the market today. This mini mill is very rigid for machining even the harder type of metals including titanium. It comes with a heavy-duty sheet-metal enclosure which is compact and easy to move with caster wheels. Leveler legs are also included as standard equipment. Includes linear guides for long-lasting accuracy and repeatability.


Mini CNC mill models

Our 5 Series mini CNC mills have excellent technical specifications. All our personal CNC mill variants come with a set of standard accessories, and optional accessories are available from stock.

The SYIL 5 standard includes:

  • PC Controller by MACH3/4 or EMC
  • Stepper motors for 3 axis
  • 5,000 rpm NT30 Spindle or 24,000 rpm ISO20
  • High-quality meehanite cast iron frame
  • High-precision linear guide

A SYIL 5 Series comes in three different models:


syil x5 benchtop cnc mill


syil x5 combo hobby cnc mill


syil v5 home cnc machine

Mini CNC mill technical specifications

Our 5 Series mini CNC mills have excellent technical specifications. All our personal CNC mill variants come with a set of standard accessories, and optional accessories are available from stock.


Working surface: 520x160mm | 20.5"x6.3"

T-Slots (Number x Size x Distance): 3x25x23mm | 3x0.98"x0.9"

Max. table load: 50kg | 110lbs.


Longitudinal Travel X: 275mm | 10.8"

Cross Travel Y: 155mm | 6.1"

Headstock Travel Z: 230mm | 9.0"

Distance between spindle end and table top: 60-340mm | 2.3"-13.3"

Distance between spindle center and column surface: 275mm | 10.8"


Spindle nose: BT30/NT30/R8

Spindle speeds: 5,000rpm/10,000rpm/12,000rpm/24,000rpm(Optional)

Mechanism of Transmission: Belt Type/Bulid-in type (Optional)


Cutting feed: 1,000mm.min (Stepper) 2,000mm/min (Servo) | 39IPM (Stepper) 78IPM (Servo)

Rapid traverse: 3,000mm.min (Stepper) 10,000mm/min(Servo) | 118IPM (Stepper) 393IPM (Servo)

Auto Tool Changer

Tool holder: Umbrella and Mounting type

Tool storage Capacity: 8 set (Umbrella type)

3 set (Mounting type)

Max. tool diameter: 16mm | 0.6"

Max. tool length: 100mm | 3.9"

Max. tool weight: 2kg | 4.4lbs.

Tool to Tool: 10.0sec


Positioning Accuracy: +/- 0.01mm | 0.0003"

Repeatability: +/- 0.02mm | 0.0007"


Spindle motor output: 1.1kw/2.2kw | 1.5HP/3.0HP

Drive motors X,Y,Z Axis: 0.75kw | 1HP

Machine Space

Floor space (Length x Width x Height):

770x760x1100mm(x5) | 30.3"x30.0"x43.3"

1200x1300x1900mm(combo) | 47.2"x51.1"x74.8"

1430x1200x1900(s/v) | 56.2"x47.2"x74.8"

Net weight

300kg(x5) | 661lbs.

500kg(combo) | 1102lbs.

800kg(s/v) | 1763lbs.

Mini CNC machine dimensions

Our 5 Series CNC mini mills have excellent technical specifications. All our personal CNC mill variants come with a set of standard accessories, and optional accessories are available from stock.

syil X5 Combo Footprint
syil V5 Combo Footprint

Discover SYIL 5 Series

Our 5 Series mini CNC mills have excellent technical specifications. All our personal CNC mill variants come with a set of standard accessories, and optional accessories are available from stock.

SYIL X5 Benchtop

SYIL X5 Combo

SYIL V5 Combo


Why a mini CNC machine from SYIL?

The SYIL 5 is probably the best mini CNC machine on the market in the UK. If you are looking for a home CNC mill, or a CNC mini milling machine for your small enterprise or school in England, we believe the SYIL 5 mini CNC mill is your #1 choice. You can buy the CNC mini mill from SYIL in Bristol, which gives you the best possible price. SYIL can arrange door-to-door delivery of your new mini CNC machine anywhere in the UK. As the SYIL CNC milling machine arrives at your place completely assembled, installation is a piece of cake. Most of our customers are doing the installation and commissioning by themselves. Should you need any assistance we are more than happy to arrange an on-site installation service of your mini CNC machine anywhere in the United Kingdom.


Need clarification?

What is the key difference between the X5 and V5?

The SYIL X5 is the base casting of the smaller machines we do.

The first level of enclosure, the SYIL X5 Combo has a fabricated and welded structure. It offers great value for money with the coolant pump and air blast included.

If you need the 10 tool Automatic tool changer, then you will need to get the SYIL V5. The SYIL V5 enclosure incorporates a cast iron stand within the sheet metal work. This is needed in order to keep the ATC in position and of course, imparts much better rigidity to the machine.

Do you have examples of 5 Series machine owners?

There are happy SYIL 5 owners around the world. For example, read the story of Eduard Puertas from Spain or Ed Mason from the United Kingdom

Do you have a user community for the 5 Series?

There is an independent User Group on Facebook, with mostly 5 and 7 Series machine owners. With more than 1,000 active users, it is a lively community where SYIL users exchange ideas and questions.

Go to SYIL Facebook User Group

I'm in the UK. How can I buy a SYIL 5?

You can buy a SYIL machine from SYIL UK. It works like this: you can configure your desired machine online, or select one of the pre-configured machine packages. Once you have made your choice, we make an official quote for you including shipping costs. You need to pay part at date order, and the remaining part once the machine is ready to ship to your door in the UK.

What is the SYIL X5 price and SYIL V5 price?