DIY Smart Saw – The Ultimate Woodworking Magic Machine?

If you are passionate about decorating your home, woodworking or any other similar DIY projects then you are aware of the fact that how difficult this task is. Yes, it is fun to do if you love doing it but it indeed is a lot harder than it looks. This task gets even more difficult when you lack the necessary tools and have to do it all by yourself. As soon as you start working on such a project you realize the need of some magical tool and that’s where the DIY smart saw comes into play!


What Is The DIY Smart Saw?


Contrary to the name and perception made from the advertisements of this product the “DIY Smart Saw” isn’t actually a tool itself. It’s an e-book or more like an extensive guide that teaches you how to build your own CNC machine which, Alex Grayson, the creator of this guide, likes to call as the smart saw.

With the help of this smart saw, you are able to customize almost any woodworking design as well as formulate new designs in reality with the push of a button.

That’s what this product claims to deliver and you will get to know if it can actually or potentially deliver this by the time you finish reading this review.


Sounds Interesting…But What’s A CNC Machine Or The So-Called Smart Saw?

That’s a fair question to ask and I bet most of you will have it in mind if you aren’t already aware of this term. A CNC machine stands for a computer numerical control machine. This means that just by entering a few numbers (mostly dimensions) in this machine it will start making cuttings and curves into wood (or any other similar material) based on the specifications thus provided.

Since the whole process is computerized and automatic there’s literally no chance of errors which enables it to deliver 100% clean and accurate results in the end.

Now, the DIY smart saw isn’t the first CNC machine to be seen in the market. What’s interesting is the price at which it claims to actually formulate this machine.

Normally, a good CNC machine costs around 10,000$ but with the help of this specific guide, you can make your own in as less as 500$. CNC machines are widely used by many professionals and big companies who are specifically into woodworking. That is because it delivers almost 100% accuracy levels and can provide up to 20 times faster production rate than manual efforts.

You will probably be wondering how does a machine that costs thousands of dollars can be made at such a low cost and too by our own selves? Well, that’s what magical about this guide.

Alex shares his own tested methods and ways to build your own CNC machine using some easily available general tools such as a hammer, tubular wrench, screwdriver etc.

However, if you are into sophistication then this guide might not stand up to your expectations. In such a case it’s probably the best to stick to a factory made CNC machine.


Okay…How Do I Build Up My Smart Saw?

The best thing about this product is its simplification. Alex has simplified each and everything by giving a nice attention towards the structure of the product and how the information is delivered to the end user.

In order to get started with building your own smart saw you will be needing to perform the following steps:

  • Go through the introductory information provided in the product and begin collecting the basic set of tools as described.


  • By following the step by step instructions and video you need to get all the materials required for building the CNC machine as well as you need to start building your own by following the same instructions and videos.


  • By nature, CNC machines work with computers. Therefore, you will be required to connect your smart saw with your computer or laptop using a data cable.


  • After connecting it to your computer you will need to upload your custom designs into the machine so that it can start working on it.


  • On finishing up you will just need to begin the process by the push of a button and the rest will be handled by the CNC machine itself. It’s as simple as that!


What’s A Brief Overview On The Pros And Cons Of This Product?

Just like any other product this one also has some advantages as well as disadvantages. After all, it isn’t that magical as nothing actually is.


  1. Detailed instructions are provided in the guide that are easy to follow as well as realistic. The actual course is loaded with various tips and tricks along the way which takes it to a whole new level. Furthermore, the techniques in the guide also reveal some techniques to fix up the mistakes (if made) on the spot instead of bringing down the whole project and starting up from scratch.
  2. Almost each and every design can be carved out using the smart saw.
  3. The CNC machine that is created using the guide is compatible with all type of computers as well as laptops. It doesn’t matter what sort of operating system you are using.
  4. Using the smart saw isn’t so hard and it provides a great potential for scaling handcrafted designs with minimal risks of errors via automation which is a big plus for decorators and woodworkers. Setting up your own commercial business using this saw may also be possible if necessary efforts are put in.
  5. It’s perfectly fit for those who are on a tight budget and the 60-day money back guarantee makes it a total steal.


  1. Instead of being an actual tool the DIY smart saw is only a guide which shows you a way to make the tool.
  2. Repetitive view of videos and instructions is necessary to make the tool as well as to minimize the risk of errors.
  3. Commitment and dedication to make the tools, as well as the designs, is necessary. Without continuous efforts and actions from your side, this tool will not work. So, it’s not completely automated.



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Article Update (18/03/2018):

I did a further investigation to find out how well this product is proving out for its users. And what I found out was incredible. This is kinda what people have accomplished by following this guide:

I am totally in love with this chair 😛

See the source for more…

So, seeing this beauty I have updated the rating of this product to 9 from 8.5. Also, I highly suggest any DIY’er to definitely try out this product at least once if you are serious about woodworking. For 39$ and with a 60-day refund guarantee it’s a steal. Click on the button below to order this product now 🙂


PS Let me know what your views are on this product in the comments section down below.


12 thoughts on “DIY Smart Saw – The Ultimate Woodworking Magic Machine?

  • June 1, 2017 at 12:48 am

    What software will run the Smart Saw? Definite need to know!

    • June 1, 2017 at 6:00 am

      Hi, Robert! Thanks for putting up this query.

      Robert, I haven’t made the so-called diy smart saw myself so I am not really sure which software would be best suited for this purpose. I checked out the product and wrote this review in order to give an insight of the product to the people who are interested in it so that they can get an idea of possible outcomes and expectations. That’s why I didn’t cover the technicalities and kept it in the broader sense.

      As for your query, I believe that contacting the support team of the product will be the best option to get an idea of what software you need to use. As far as I can remember, I think the course got this topic covered so there’s no need to worry 🙂

      Hope this helps!

  • July 25, 2017 at 6:31 pm

    I think anyone reviewing any product should have first hand experience of the product, not just copy information from the advertorials from interested parties. This is not a proper review, and the recommendation is suspect. This site should have a higher standard of product review.

    • July 26, 2017 at 6:30 am

      Ilmurgh, I completely agree with your point that having the first-hand experience is essential for a review.

      At Hobbiesphere, we post reviews of those products only whose information we have tested. That is the only reason you will find very limited number of reviews here.

      As far as copying goes then I would like to point out that everything we offer is unique and from our personal opinions (coz that’s the whole point of a review!).

      Lastly, I would like to say that, at this point, it is not feasible for us to apply the info in practicality for each and every product due to the limited amount of resources on our end. As of now, these reviews are focused towards providing you a better insight so that you can make a better and informed decision.

  • August 25, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    I purchased this yesterday and have been going through the parts required to make it. Most of the links supplied to purchase the mechanical and electronic components do not work. I contacted the support team and received a quick response that you have to basically search sites like ebay to find them. I’ve priced the parts i have found so far and can’t see how this is going to be built for much less than $1000 (if i can find all the parts) so i have decided to take them up on their offer of a full refund.

    • August 25, 2017 at 12:52 pm

      Oh…when we checked out the product the links were working just fine. I believe they have gotten outdated and it’s bad on the part of the product makers for not supplying with new one within their course.

      But even though if you could find the parts on sites like EBay and are able to make it in around 1,000$ then it isn’t a bad deal at all….or is it? As compared to general CNC machines it’s still cost effective.

      Anyways, that’s just my opinion. And you see this is the place where this refund guarantee works like a charm. At the end, you didn’t lose anything 🙂

  • November 10, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Thanks jainty for the review. This DIY Smart Saw looks interesting and I’ve been doing a lot of research on it. I came across this review (, and the author there mentions that he was able to gather all the parts for less than $300. Would you say it’s realistic to be able to build it for that cheap?

    • November 11, 2017 at 6:26 am

      I’ve got only one thing to say, Nick. If the author at the above-mentioned source can do it then why can’t you?

      And if it wasn’t realistic then this product wouldn’t have been launched in the first place 🙂

  • May 24, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    Sounds like the person replying is associated w the cnc build plans bc he keeps talking the product up, even after a person who actually priced the parts near $1000, after it was stated it could be built for approx $400-500. I would be suspect of any reviews by this person.

  • July 17, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    One important question…what program is used on your computer to do the project design and then to impute the instructions to the smart saw. How much does the program cost? I have seen nothing about this most important part of the design.

    • July 29, 2020 at 7:17 am


      It’s actually all mentioned in the program when you buy it and the pricing is mentioned in the review itself. Unfortunately, we here are not the best guys to give you specific answers on how to work with your designs. I personally recommend you to get in touch with their support to figure out the best solution for your specific needs.


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