The Shaper Origin is a Computer-Guided Cutting Tool

By: Joey Haar - Aug 24, 2016
References: shapertools & cnet
Billed as "auto-correct for your hands," the Shaper Origin is a woodworking tool that combines the old-fashioned elbow grease of wood craft with the technological precision of computer power. The multi-functional tool spreads beyond just wood too, allowing consumers to bring the accuracy of CNC machines into their own workshops on a vast array of materials.

While the Shaper Origin is undoubtedly a powerful tool in and of itself, its crux is the computing system that comes built-in. The computer-guiding device tracks its location on the material being cut -- be that wood, stone, carbon fiber, or anything else -- and displays that cutting track on its touch screen. Workers can also program their cutting shapes into the machine and let it guide them for even more accurate precision.