CNC Machine Guide for Peter Gamache’s 12”x16” Router (Chico):
Make sure machine’s orange cord is plugged into a grounded outlet. It needs 7A @ 120VAC when running. Turn the circuit breaker on.
Turn on all the white switches (lamp optional).
Turn OFF the spindle speed control. This is how you should adjust the speed and operation of the spindle.
Set top switch to center, between the I and II positions.
Turn knob to red range (to start) if using variable speed.
Turn the spindle motor ON (pull up red switch on top). This should be left ON at all times. Use the speed control to turn the spindle on/off.
Even with both switches ON, the spindle will not power up until commanded to do so by your G-Code - see Spindle Automation, below.
PC and monitor should turn on with the master switch.
Spindle & Dust Collection Automation:
Your GCode must start with:
Your GCode must end with:
Power off procedure:
Something went wrong? Tell Peter Gamache: firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-208-2550.