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Using the File/Load G-Code menu option, load the
MF70 slowtest 4x1.txt file. Once the file is loaded, on the
left you will see the actual G-Code in the file window as
shown in Figure 17. When you start the job, this window
will show your progress through the G-Code.
On the right (Figure 18) is a graphical representation
of the paths that the G-Code will run. Use this display as a
quick check to make sure you have loaded the proper file.
Figure 19 shows your DRO
(Digital Read Out). This shows the
actual physical location of the end
mill. You will use these primarily to
set your tool's reference position
before starting a job.
Oil the Gibs
Before starting a job, put a
couple drops of oil on the dovetail
ways and on the Z axis screw. I use
synthetic motor oil on my