Please review the following precautions carefully! Respect the machine. It doesn’t have a brain, so use yours to keep yourself and those around you safe. If you have any questions about the safe handling or operation of your Bantam Tools Desktop CNC Milling Machine, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do not modify or repair your CNC machine. If you do so, it's at your own risk. Doing so voids your warranty, which can result in refused repairs and/or may result in abnormal operation, which could cause injury to you or damage you and/or your machine.
Work Area Safety
- Make sure to use your mill on a dray, flat, and stable surface.
- Work in a clean and well-lit area.
- Keep a vacuum nearby for chip cleanup.
- Always wear protective eyewear when operating or in proximity to the CNC machine. We also recommend wearing protective eyewear when cleaning the machine.
- Hearing protection is advised if you'll be in proximity to the CNC machine while it's milling.
- Do not allow children to operate without close adult supervision.
- Do not leave the CNC machine unattended while in use.
- Prior to operation, make sure the collet and tool are secure and remove the wrenches and other tools from inside the CNC machine.
- Do not use the CNC machine if the safety door and/or windows are cracked.
- Do not mill materials that are not supported.
Do not touch the sharp tips of end mills, even when the milling machine is not in operation, as they may cause injury.
Do not touch or place hands near moving parts—such as the carriages, rails, frame, spindle, and pulleys—while the milling machine is in operation.
When using the CNC machine, tie back long hair and avoid clothing or jewelry that may get caught.
Unplug When Not in Use
Disconnect the main power plug from the outlet and store the milling machine when not in use.
- Make sure to turn off the CNC machine before unplugging or plugging back in. Do not unplug by pulling on the power cord.
- Do not use the CNC machine if the power cord is damaged.
- Do not use the CNC machine with a power supply other than the one that came with the CNC machine.
- Do not abuse the power cord. Do not twist, bend, scrape, pull, pinch, or put a heavy object on it. Keep the cord away from heat, sharp edges, and oil.
Only use the power cord supplied with the milling machine. To do otherwise may result in electrocution or fire.
Connect an Earth Terminal to the Ground
Always plug the CNC machine into a grounded outlet that matches the plug. Do not modify the power cord or plug in any way.
Do Not Spray with Liquid
- Make sure the CNC machine stays dry.
- While the Desktop CNC Milling Machine is portable, we don’t recommend machining outside in rainy or wet conditions.
- Do not use cutting fluid, coolant, or liquid lubrication on the CNC machine.
Machine & Tool Safety
- As with any power tool, do not use the CNC machine if you are tired, distracted, or otherwise impaired.
- Do not operate the CNC machine with damaged or dull end mills.
- Do not operate the CNC machine if your material is not securely fixed to the machine bed.
- Use the milling machine’s Emergency Stop button to immediately stop the machine when necessary.
Hot Surface: Do Not Touch
Do not touch moving parts after use. They may be hot.
Dust Inhalation & Explosion Hazard
- Ensure that the CNC machine is clear of debris before and after operation.
- Use a brush to clean metal debris, as vacuuming metal shavings could cause a fire in the vacuum cleaner.
- A vacuum may be used to clean other material debris.
- Never clean the CNC machine while in use.
For more information about keeping your machine working optimally, see our Cleaning & Maintenance support guide.