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The Shapeoko Touch Probe enables workpiece calibration in all three axis for a perfect start to your CNC project. The touch probe is rests perfectly on the corner of your stock thanks to a cutout on the bottom for proper alignment. Your Shapeoko will then touch the installed carving bit on the top of the touch probe to not only establish correct tool length but also to measure the height of your stock. Next the Shapeoko will touch the carving bit to the sides of the probe to establish the correct X and Y location of your stock material. After the Touch Probe calibration is finished you are ready to get your project started!
If you already have a Shapeoko, or are ordering one now, this item is all you need to include automatic calibration.
The probe attaches to the controller board of your Shapeoko and the grounding clip attaches around one of the screws of the controller enclosure - easy to install when you have the enclosure open to connect the probe cables!
We are working on an install guide for the Touch Probe now - a link will be included here when it's available.
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