Due to high demand and worldwide supply chain issues, we are experiencing longer than normal delivery time frames for many Tormach machines and accessories. We appreciate your patience during this time.
Note: The ONLY way to secure a machine that is currently on backorder is to place an order for one. You may place a deposit to hold your spot in line for machines arriving. Without an order, any dates presented on our website are subject to change with demand.

SPINDLE CONTROL (M03, M04, AND M05)

To start the spindle turning clockwise (forward) at the currently programmed speed, program: M03

To start the spindle turning counterclockwise at the currently programmed speed, program: M04

The speed is programmed by the S word.

To stop the spindle from turning, program: M05

It’s okay to use M03 or M04 if the spindle speed is set to 0; if this is done, the spindle won’t start turning. If later the spindle speed is set above 0, the spindle starts turning. It is permitted to use M03 or M04 when the spindle is already turning, or to use M05 when the spindle is already stopped.