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[title] SETTINGSetting the Z START POINT - GOES BEFORE AIR PASS; REWORK; CAN'T FUCK THIS UPStart Point
[title] SETTINGSetting the Z START POINT - GOES BEFORE AIR PASS; REWORK; CAN'T FUCK THIS UPStart Point
[* black] '''This step will teach you how to do tool offset for Z, if you don't know what that is - it's telling the machine where the cutting surface of the bit is. v important, mandatory''' With your Milling Bit above, ''not'' on, your material move your Milling Attachment back to the ''User Home'' we defined earlier, if it is not there already.
[* black] (machine must always be at x, y 0,0 corner do this by entering g1 x0 y0. make sure not to use any home buttons, esp do not use the z axis at this time. Our Milling.Test.Gcode.NC file requires that we set the ''Z axis Start Point'' flush with the top of your milling material
[* black] Setting the '''Z Start Point''' tells BoXZY where the bottom of the milling bit is. BoXZY does not know where the milling bit is until you do the step that you're about to do. so this step is of extreme importance. this is a step where extra care should always be taken to verify that you're getting the results you want.
[* black] With your milling bit directly over the ''X0 '' and ''Y0'', unlock the clamp and alllow the mIlling head to slide gently down onto the material, as shown in the ''second image'' (there's also a photo to use of the clamp unclamped - in this process, the body of the router will be sliding up)
[* icon_note] need to tell them to move platform into the rough vicinity
[* black] It is ideal to have your Attachment Mount bottom close to flush with your Milling Attachment, as seen in the'' third image''
[* icon_reminder] Make sure you lock your Milling Attachment into the Attachment Mount firmly and check that it is tight, you do not want your Milling Attachment to become loose during your Milling File
[* black] Type '''G92 Z0''' into your Gcode Sender and select '''Send''' then check it with G1 Z0. reinforce that the g92 is actually setting it. ++setting z wrong is the cause of most errors in milling++