Milling tool height probe

The tool height probe can be used to set the vertical position of the milling tool on cnc software, but also for manual milling. For manual milling, can be connected to a led with a power source, to set a reference tool height for milling.

Milling tool height probe base with a plastic seat for the copper plate

Made the base in aluminum, with 50mm diameter and 20mm height. And the seat for the copper plate was made from black plastic.

Milling tool height probe base with a threaded aluminum cap

A small aluminum threaded cap was made for the aluminum base. A slot for tightening the cap with a coin was made with a slotting saw.

Milling tool height probe with copper plate plus battery powered led

The milling tool height probe complete with the copper plate and a small box with two 1.5v batteries and a small green led connected with a 47ohm resistor. As the milling tool height probe acts as a simple switch, can be used with a led with a power source or with cnc software.

Using the milling tool height probe on the Roland CAMM-3 PNC-3000 milling machine

The base has 6mm holes so it can be tightened on the milling table.