Step 8: X-Axis Front and Back
This tutorial is dated, if you are considering a CNC for your personal use, we would highly recommend purchasing a kit that is very stable from our wide range of machines available
We are going to cheat and skip to the x-axis for a minute, well... actually 8 minutes since that's about how long the video is. The CNC router has a table, right? The flat piece that you put the stuff on to cut, right? Well, that piece has this thing called the gantry riding over it. How does that gantry move? It needs to hug this surface and requires a piece underneath. In other words, the gantry cannot move unless this surface is lifted above the ground to accommodate the gantry support and the motor underneath.