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The Rockler Shark Pro and the Carvewright/Compucarve CNC Router Wood Carving machines are the two machines targeted at the mass market entry-level woodworking users, so it's only fair to see how the two rack up against each other with regards to carving area, work piece size, cutting system, machinable materials and software.
Rockler Shark Pro CNC Router
Carvewright CNC Router
Carving area comes first because size is king but remember that there is a difference between maximum work piece size and maximum carving area. The Shark's gantry is a much wider than both the worktable and the carving area so in effect, you will not be able to carve the full width of the work piece if that is essential to you.
For the Carvewright on the other hand, focus is placed on the work piece size which includes being able to carve up to the edge of the work piece itself, so you've got a carving area of about 14" x 11" which, from the carving area perspective at least, has the Carvewright taking the lead from Rockler.