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Setting Z axis height
« on: July 06, 2010, 09:21:53 PM »
I am in the infancy of starting up my CNC router and have another basic question.


How do I tell Mach where the top edge of my piece to cut is located? Is there an offset you enter first before running one of the example G code files (such as the Road Runner?

Thanks

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Re: Setting Z axis height
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2010, 10:16:01 PM »
Jog the tool to the top of the part, and zero the Z axis.
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Re: Setting Z axis height
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2010, 10:23:03 PM »
Well that is too simple  :D

Thanks for pointing out the obvious (I am learning lots as I go)

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Re: Setting Z axis height
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2010, 05:09:03 AM »
A little further down the line you may want to implement the Auto Tool Zero function using a touch plate.

A search of the forum for 'touch plate' should bring up all the details of what others have done here. It is a worthwhile addition to any machine which I would not be without now.

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