I have just got access to a HAAS Mini Mill, I have been through the training that the installer went through but I am having difficulty relating the tool length to the z of the machine ( I can set a work and tool offset and run a program) ?
I was shown to touch off the top of the stock and set the tool length to that with the z co-ordinate being zero. This works fine for some stuff but it is a bit of a pain setting the same tools up again and again ( we do alot of surfacing with the same 3 tools )
How does the z-0 of the work offset and the tool offest relate ? Is it something that I can do or do I need to get the techs back again ?