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Beware of the Excel 5 axis Milling machine. 6 Years, 4 Months ago Karma: 0  
WHen using G41 or G42 in a program it must always be before G43.
This machine adds the tool length to the cutter comp if you dont.

Yes a few grey hairs were made discovering this as the tool would rapid to the radius + length offset on Y or X.

The tool change is a hassle as well because it has a huge swing arm and rapids down on z while changing to the pockets.
So keep a safe distance from workpiece on z axis when changing tools.

This is a new machine with Fanuc 21Mi controls and im not impressed.
 
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