Preparing to Mill

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Follow these instructions after powering on the machine and also after leaving the machine unused for any extended period of time.
  1. Home the axes by pressing the Home axes button and wait for the axes to finish moving.
  2. Ensure that a milling bit is installed into the spindle and that it is intact, if not follow the instructions located in the section.

Milling Bit

Measuring the Cutting Tool

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This tells the machine where the end of the cutting tool is.
  1. Home machine by pressing the Home axes button and wait for the axes to finish moving.
  2. Press the Measure Tool button and wait for the axes to finish moving.
  3. Load the desired tool by following the instructions in the section.
  4. Press resume, allow the machine to measure the tool, and wait for the axes to finish moving.

Installing or Changing the Tool

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We recommend changing your milling bit after every 200 aligners or once a break occurs.
  1. Begin the process described in .
  2. Insert the provided 3mm driver into one of the spindle set screws.
  3. Using the provided spindle wrench, loosen the collet nut from the end of the tool holder.
  4. Use your fingers to loosen the collet nut until a tool can easily move in or out of the collet.
  5. Remove the current tool if one has already been inserted.
  6. Insert the tool into the collet with the white plastic stopper lightly pressed to the surface of the collet nut.
  7. Tighten the collet nut while holding the spindle in place using the 3mm driver.

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