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Needing Help!
« on: June 21, 2014, 12:12:54 AM »
I just finished building a new CNC Router and have everything running on Mach 3 with no problems. I'm looking to add a plug-in device to my machine so that I can control movement in all directions in .001 increments for final set-ups.

What are people using to accomplish this task?  Any suggestions would be greatly appreicated.

Chuck

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Re: Needing Help!
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2014, 07:08:36 AM »
You can set your jog increment to .001 and use the keyboard?
Gerry

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Re: Needing Help!
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2014, 11:16:36 PM »
OK so how do I do that? Not trying to be smart just don't know how to do that.

Is there an instruction booklet I can get or down load?  What do you think of the Shuttle Pro device?

Thanks Chuck
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Re: Needing Help!
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2014, 07:32:01 AM »
Never used the shuttle Pro.

Hit the TAB key on the keyboard, and you can change to jog step mode and choose the increment.
Gerry

2010 Screenset
http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

JointCAM Dovetail and Box Joint software
http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html
Re: Needing Help!
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2014, 04:58:48 PM »
 :) Thanks Gerry.

Chuck
Re: Needing Help!
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2014, 08:26:04 PM »
Something I learned from breaking stuff.  I like to use a large round pin for picking up the top of a part or even edges.  By using a large pin the tool is always far enough away that an oops like a jog in the wrong direction won't crash the tool into the part ruining your whole day.  On top I roll it back and forth quickly under the tool until it touches. On the side is a little trickier but no big deal.  It's like sailing a boat.  It not the water that gets you in trouble, it is the hard parts around the edges!