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    Will Mach4 Work On This Chinese 6040

    please see the 3 attached photos of my 6040 CNC from ebay/China

    1) the rear of the VFD has a parallel printer port (NOT USB)
    2) the UC100 motion controller converts that printer port to USB
    3) that UC100 will plug into my laptop with the Sixty Four (64) bit version of Windows 10

    Would I need to buy or get other plugins or any other hardware or software to get Mach4 to work properly?
    or what else would i need to do to get Mach4 to work?
    I have not bought Mach4 yet...I wanted to see if you'd help me determine if it will work before I buy Mach4.
    this 6040 CNC router is my first ever CNC.
    So i'm a little intimidated right now by not knowing what I need to do next?
    I just assembled it and so I haven't fired it up yet since I don't know if I should buy mach4 or UCCNC or mach3 or what?

    thanks
    Eddie

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    Re: Will Mach4 Work On This Chinese 6040

    Post the ad where you bought it from, did it come with any software?

    In mine, it has a parallel to usb cable that connects through to PC with USBCNC software which I bought (it came with a pirated version which didn't work), it is a good easy program. I haven't seen Mach 3 connected to USB, I tried it and couldn't get it to work its an old outdated program that looks like ****.

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    Re: Will Mach4 Work On This Chinese 6040

    Yes, Mach4 will work with the UC100, but I'd just get UCCNC for less than 1/3 the price of Mach4.
    Gerry

    UCCNC 2017 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2017.html

    Mach3 2010 Screenset
    http://www.thecncwoodworker.com/2010.html

    JointCAM - CNC Dovetails & Box Joints
    http://www.g-forcecnc.com/jointcam.html

    (Note: The opinions expressed in this post are my own and are not necessarily those of CNCzone and its management)

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