Waterjet Class
Lesson 5: Operating the OMAX Waterjet
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Introduction: Operating the OMAX Waterjet

The following outlines basic operation and etiquette when cutting on the waterjet.

Area and Machine Preparation

  1. Use Fusion's 2D Pathing to create a cut le.
    • Or prepare a DXF with Omax Layout.
  2. Load the material onto the bed.
  3. Secure the material to the bed.
  4. Set the material type and thickness in Omax Make.
  5. Set the Z offset.
  6. Set the Path Start.
  7. Check the toolpath for potential collisions.

Making the Cut

  1. Return to Path Start.
  2. Return to Z0.
  3. Turn on the air for the garnet hopper.
  4. Install the shields.
  5. Adjust the water level.
  6. Turn on the pump.
  7. Click Begin Machining.
  8. Stay close to the Pause button.


  1. Use the saw feature if needed.
  2. Turn off the pump.
  3. Clean the workpiece with the hose.
  4. Put scraps in the recycle or trash.
  5. Clean and put away the clamps.
    • Hose off the clamps.
    • Place them in the bin on the pump house or on the controller.
  6. Hose down the machine to remove any garnet buildup.
  7. Raise the water level to cover the slats.
  8. Mop up any water spilled on the floor.
  9. Release the air from the hopper.

Print Out This Guide

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