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LinuxCNC Lathe

Posted by  7xCNC  Nov 3, 2012

LinuxCNC (as of 2.5) has great lathe support.

LinuxCNC can seem daunting at first, and there is a common perception that you need to edit lots of code, but it's actually very easy to get going.

The stepconf wizard provides a graphical interface for setting up you machine. You can set lathe mode, driver settings, ports & pins, axis settings (and test them), spindles settings - all without digging through menus and obscure setting pages.