ShopBot Operating Procedure

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Introduction[edit]

This is an operations checklist for the ShopBot. You must check this list *every time* you run the tool, from beginning to end. Do not leave the machine until you have run through the entire list.

Before Machine Power-On
Spindle LOCKED OUT
Collet and collet nut CLEANED OF DEBRIS
Before Moving Toolhead
Main Power Switch ON
USB Connection CONNECTED
Path of toolhead CLEAR OF ALL WORK AND OBSTRUCTIONS
Dust Collection Shoe CLEAR OF ALL WORK AND OBSTRUCTIONS
Spoilboard CLEAR OF DEBRIS
Before Cutting
Spindle WARMED IF NECESSARY (First run of the day, Warmup Guide)
Workpiece SECURED TO TABLE SURFACE (via screws or clamps)
First required tool for work SNUGLY MOUNTED IN COLLET
Screws and clamps CLEAR OF TOOLPATH, CLAMP HANDLES UNDER BED
X/Y Axis PROPERLY ZEROED FOR WORKPIECE
Z Axis ZEROED TO SPOILBOARD OR WORKPIECE AS REQUIRED.

WARNING: THE TOOL WILL PLUNGE TWICE. DO NOT REMOVE PLATE UNTIL INSTRUCTED.

Z Zero Plate and Alligator Clip REMOVED FROM TOOL AND STOWED
Dust collection shoe AT CORRECT HEIGHT TO TOUCH WORKPIECE ON FINAL PASS. PINNED IN PLACE.
Eye and ear protection WORN BY ALL PERSONS IN ROOM
Tooltown Doors CLOSED
Dust collector ON
Spindle NOT LOCKED OUT (ENABLED WITH KEY)
Operator POSITIONED NEAR EMERGENCY STOPS
Booty ROCKING EVERYWHERE
When Changing Tools
Spindle LOCKED OUT (DISABLED WITH KEY)
Dust Collector OFF
On-screen instructions FOLLOWED
Dust Collector Shoe ADJUSTED TO CORRECT HEIGHT, PINNED
Dust Collector ON
Spindle NOT LOCKED OUT (ENABLED WITH KEY)
After Cut Completes
Dust Collector OFF
Toolhead RAISED TO SAFE Z HEIGHT (ESPECIALLY IF CUT STOPPED EARLY)
Spindle LOCKED OUT (DISABLED WITH KEY)
Bit/Tool REMOVED AND STORED
Toolhead CLEAR OF WORKPIECE IN ALL AXES
Workpiece REMOVED FROM BED
Before Machine Power-Off
Collet and Collet Nut CLEANED OF DEBRIS
Scrap/Waste REMOVED FROM BED AND STORED
Spoilboard VACUUMED OF DEBRIS
Main Power OFF
Eye and Ear Protection STORED