As we begin 2021, we have found ourselves in a situation where our lead-times have substantially increased due to COVID-19 pandemic-related issues.
Those issues combined with high demand and heavy shipping volume is resulting in a longer than normal delivery timeframes for many Tormach machines and accessories.
We are working diligently to resolve these issues and look forward to bringing our lead-times back to normal. Unfortunately, this is going to take some time.
As of now, we anticipate that these lead times will continue into the second quarter. We appreciate your patience during this time.


For rapid linear motion, program: G00 X~ Y~ Z~ A~

  • X~ is theX-axis coordinate
  • Y~ is the Y-axis coordinate
  • Z~ is the Z-axis coordinate
  • A~ is the A-axis coordinate

This produces coordinated linear motion to the destination point at the current traverse rate (or slower, if the mill won’t go that fast). It’s expected that cutting won’t take place when a G00 command is executing. The G00 is optional if the current motion mode is G00.

Depending on where the tool is located, follow these two basic rules:

  1. If the Z value represents a cutting move in the positive direction (like out of a hole), the X-axis should be moved last.
  2. If the Z value represents a move in the negative direction, the X-axis should be moved first.


The motion differs if:

  • Cutter radius compensation is active
  • G53 is programmed on the same line


It’s an error if:

  • All axis words are omitted -The axis words are optional, except that at least one must be used.
  • G10, G28, G30 or G92 appear in the same block