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cathead

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With a little experimenting, I find one can run both X and
Y simultaneously on a Monarch 14 C. My question is: Will the machine cut at a 45 degree angle?
 
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Silverbullet

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Why not dykem the metal and scribe a forty five and find out? In theory you should be able to cut circles , hexses, arcs and any shape you can think of.
 

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It probably won't cut on a 45. The feed rate for cross-feed is half that of the apron feed, since you're reducing the diameter, not the radius. So my guess is it will cut a 63 degree angle. Try it.
 

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AND I want to see pictures of all of your attempts.

I've "x-y step" milled a few items and it's sort of fun. I used my DRO's for X-Y guidance.
 
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