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.


To set constant surface speed mode, program: G96 D~ S~

  • D~ is the maximum spindle RPM. This word is optional.
  • S~ is the surface speed.
NOTE:  If G20 is the active mode, the value is interpreted as feet per minute. If G21 is the active mode, the value is interpreted as meters per minute
EXAMPLE – G96 D2500 S250 (set constant surface speed with a maximum RPM of 2500, and a surface speed of 250).

It’s an error if:

  • S is not specified with G96
  • A feed move is specified in G96 mode while the spindle is not turning

When using G96 (the most common mode of mill operation), X0 in the current coordinate system (including offsets and tool lengths) must be the spindle axis.

To set RPM mode, program: G97