(This is a RED ZONE Machine, Proper training and authorization is Required)

ABOUT: Subtractive manufacturing. Manual operation.

A rotary cutting tool removes material by advancing the cutter into a workpiece. 


Set Appropriate Speed

Clamp your piece securely to the Table

Use Edge Finder to Zero-Out your Work Space

Makes sure Appropriate tool is mounted in the Colet


Become thoroughly familiar with the milling machine before attempting to operate it. When in doubt, obtain additional instructions.

Wear Appropriate clothing and approved Safety glasses!

STOP the machine before attempting to make adjustments or measurements!

Get help to move any heavy machine attachment, such as vise, dividing head, rotary table or large work.

STOP the machine before trying to remove accumulated chips.

NEVER reach near a rotating cutter!

Be sure the work holding device is mounted solidly to the table, and the work is held firmly. Spring or vibration in the work can cause thin cutters to jam or shatter!

Avoid talking with anyone while operating a machine tool, do not allow anyone to turn your machine on for you.

Keep the floor around your machine clear of chips and wipe up spilled cutting fluid immediately!

Be thoroughly familiar with the placement of the machine’s STOP switch or lever.

Treat any small cuts and skin punctures as potential infections! Clean them thoroughly. Apply antiseptic and cover injury with a bandage. Report any injury, no matter how minor, to your instructor or supervisor.

Never “fool around” when operating a milling machine! Keep your mind on the job and be ready for any emergency!

Be sure all power to the machine is turned off before opening or removing any guards and covers.

Make sure all moving parts have adequate clearance before starting the spindle

Make SHALLOW passes

Use cutting fluid generously


Vacuum up Chips

Clean table, floor, and surrounding work area