Hi just wanted too say hi.Very newb too machining and cnc.
Looks like a great site and ill probobly be reading here alot.
Just picked up a 17-20 xmtc.Has the the DRO,Ball screws,CNC from shoptask,fastcut system.this is a 1997 model.
And best of all believe it or not it was free.
I have the original manuals and the machine is complete andnot used very much.
My main question is what will i have too do too this machine too make it run on a modern software package like mach3 for example.
Will the contol box on the machine now work with rewiring and a new computer.or will i have too get new drivers also.
Thanks for everybodys time.Hoping too get it running and start practicing.
been reading alot of books and internet info.Going too try some projects manually then hopfully get it running cnc.