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Z axis when I start Gcode just plunges into work
« on: March 29, 2019, 07:51:52 PM »
Hello so I have not really had much luck getting my machine set up properly. I try running the skull and crossbones it runs through the code but it never touches the work piece. So I try some Gcode that I created which is just a circle .25 deep and it just plunges into work piece and bottoms out.  Any help would be great
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Re: Z axis when I start Gcode just plunges into work
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2019, 08:34:22 PM »
Are you using MACH3 or MACH4?

Normally, you need to jog (TAB key will give you Jog screen + arrow keys to jog) to the zero point of your workpiece at set work coordinates to zero.
Z = 0 is when your bit just touch the surface of the workpiece.

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Re: Z axis when I start Gcode just plunges into work
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2019, 09:02:50 PM »
Mach 3.   Ok I will try that thank you