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General Mach Discussion / z zero plate problem
« on: February 09, 2018, 07:06:10 PM »
I sometimes have a problem when i try to zero to my z plate.
when i try to zero the bit goes up instead of down
what is strange this does not happen at all times  sometimes i have to shut down and restart
or have to touch the bit with my zero plate to stop the up movement up  this does not always work
anyone has any idea why this is happening sometimes?
hope someone can help  thanks Paul

General Mach Discussion / Help reinstall mach3
« on: November 21, 2017, 07:42:47 AM »
I am using an older IBM computer running xp   this works great with no problems  my fear is that one day it would stop working
i am setting up another computer running window 7.
I made a copy of my mach3 folder    what i need to know can i just post the copy i made straight into the new mach3 download?
or do i have to paste it into a specific file .
does the xml file on the new installation have to be removed first.
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 installation
« on: November 19, 2017, 02:23:37 PM »
just installed Mach3  but the mach3 shortcut does not show on my desktop
how do i go about getting it on there? 
copy and paste it from the mach3 file
but the paste shortcut does not work

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 tablet controller
« on: September 01, 2015, 10:09:04 PM »
Is there a software that can be used on a tablet to control mach3?
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / keyboard shortcut
« on: July 01, 2014, 11:30:27 AM »
can anyone tell me how add a cycle start and a pause shortcut  to my keyboard?
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / Z zero plate
« on: January 10, 2013, 12:11:15 PM »
when using my z zero plate i find alot of pressure is placed on the plate before the z zero is activated.
this shows up more when using v bits.
is there some way of making the z zero routine more sensitive.
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / keygrabber help
« on: October 18, 2012, 09:00:14 AM »
I have a wireless Targus keypad   i use the arrow keys to move the x,y,and z axis   this is without having to use anytype of geygrabber  [works great]
what i now need to add is the cycle start stop and feed hold     this is where i need help in setting this up
i have right click on my mach3 shortcut and insert c:\mach3\keygrabber.exe/pmach3mill
and that works.
now where do i go from there?
the cycle start stop and feed hold  is the only keys i need to add.
also is there a amplifer that i can add to increase the range of my targus keypad?
as i will be working on both ends of my 4x8 ft table.

thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / cutting uniform mortise in wood
« on: February 07, 2012, 07:46:51 AM »
i have been cutting a 1x2 inch mortise.
at  1 inch per min.  but i am not getting a uniform cut.
just wonder what adjustment i can make to correct this.
thanks paul

General Mach Discussion / lost settings
« on: September 29, 2011, 08:54:24 PM »
this is something i always wondered about.
lets say my hard drive crashed and i reinstalled mach3
and i had my settings saved.
can i just drag these settings into mach3/
or do i have to delete the xml folder that came with the new installation
then place my saved setting in its place?

General Mach Discussion / cutting circles
« on: January 09, 2011, 06:46:58 PM »
i have been cutting some 1.5 inch circles in 1/2 ply  using a .375 bit
the problem i am having is that the circle in not coming out completly round.
the problem seem to happen where the bit enter the material.
there is a small teardrop in that area.
its in that area where the circle is not completly round.
can anyone help

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