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Tool offset problem
« on: March 05, 2010, 10:43:59 AM »
Hello All,

I am new to MACH3 but so far so good, I have 1 problem though with tool offsets.  I set the tool diameters however the cut is not compensated for the tool diameter. I sure I am overlooking something as I am fairly new to CNC.
Re: Tool offset problem
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2010, 11:02:19 AM »
Christo you can do no better than learn gcode  ;D

G40 cancels offset
G41 offsets to the left
G42 offsets to the right

You should start the offset at the beginning of your tool and cancel at the end of the tool

There is a button in Mach that gives most of the codes and an explanation

The Good Thing About Mach3, Is It's very Configurable

The Bad Thing About Mach3, Is It's Too Configurable