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Self contained - No Ground clip to Tool or Machine needed.
Works on Metal or Non - Conductive Surfaces like plastic and wood.
See the easy setup for Mach3 CNC Mill at the bottom of this page.

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Added a ring to the top for the Auto Tool Set in Mach3.  The LED light is now used for safety , in case Z over shoots. You can hit the Reset Button to stop the Z axis.

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Made from this Harbor Freight LED Key Chain Light.
The cost was a $1.99.  Now?

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All the parts.

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To begin with some modifications.

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The switch is on /off. To make this work as a monetary switch, carefully pry off the top of the switch and remove two parts. This can be done with a thin screwdriver.

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Remove these two parts from the switch.
Replace the top that you pryed off.
Push the switch back into the LED body.

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Here's the Print for the Two machined parts.

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Setup for Mach3 CNC Mill
This is for Manual Tool Changes only.
1. Place Toolsetter on top of material to machine.
2. Jog the Z Axis down, until it just lights up. (use .001 step to Jog)
3. Type in the Toolsetter height (this my height 2.250)
4. Click on Set Z
Do the same when changing tools
That's it!

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