DMS CNC Router Class
Lesson 6: Operating the DMS Router
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Introduction: Operating the DMS Router

  1. Remember that most of the work will happen before you get to the router.
  2. Be alert and minimize distractions.
  3. If you are unsure of any steps, start that section over.
    • Ask Shop Staff for help if needed.

Using the Router

  1. Insert custom tools into the holders.
  2. Start up the router.
  3. Install & measure tools.
  4. Warmup the spindle.
  5. Set the Work Offset (G54).
  6. Load the program.
  7. Run the program.
  8. Clean up.


  1. Remove tool holders from the machine.
    • Put away library tools.
    • Remove and put away custom tools.
  2. Use brooms, dustpans, and a shop vac to clean the inside of the enclosure.
  3. Close the door.
  4. Turn off the router & get your thumb drive.
  5. Clean tables and the floor.
  6. Put away all tools.

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This course is available as a PDF that is attached to this step.