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General Mach Discussion / Z zero retrack problem
« on: October 30, 2021, 09:57:43 AM »
My bit will go down to the touch plate and stop.    does not retrack
Any idea what i should be checking?
Thanks for any help.

General Mach Discussion / x axis reverse problem
« on: July 08, 2021, 08:53:56 AM »

Running mach3 on prt 96 shopbot cnc
my motors are slaved running off one Gecko drive.
motors started running in opposite direction.
how do i reverse the direction of one motor?
thanks for your help. Paul

General Mach Discussion / Mach3 Gcode movement help
« on: September 25, 2020, 12:30:54 PM »
i have just installed Mach3 on a new computer running window 7   this mach3 program was moved from my old computer  that stopped working.
after i installed the program and get the motors tuned  i tried running a gcode file  and nothing happen.
The DRO moves but no movement  on the motors.
All three axis move if i am moving them using the keyboard keys.
Thanks for any help

General Mach Discussion / mach3 x axis problem
« on: February 13, 2020, 03:37:43 PM »

few days ago moving x axis using key board arrow keys.
x will only move in one direction. makes no difference if i use plus or minus  key board arrows. both arrows take it to the - side
shutting down andstarting up correct the problem.
but it keep coming back.
running a file today machine made a sudden stop x started moving in the opposite direction about an inch then corrected itself.
any ideas?

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

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