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Circular Touch Plate for CNC Sharks

Quickly and easily set ''Z-Zero'' for more accurate machining depths on your CNC projects.

Item #
67945
Rating:
88% of 100

Any time you change router bits on your CNC machine, you also need to reset the Z-axis to zero to ensure accurate machining depths. This precision-machined touch plate from Next Wave Automation makes that critical operation fast and easy. Simply lower the router bit until it contacts the touch plate, then follow the on-screen prompts to set your height. The touch plate is a must-have for engraving, especially on acrylics, metals and circuit boards, and also for using the Virtual Zero software included with most Next Wave Automation machines. Connecting the touch plate is easy—just plug one end into the pendant and attach the magnet to the collet or bit. Comes complete with a manual and heavy-duty cable that features a molded magnet holder and a 6' coiled cord.

Features:

  • Made from precision-machined aluminum
  • Heavy-duty 6' expandable cord
  • Molded clip holds a powerful neodymium magnet
  • Compatible with all Next Wave Automation CNCs equipped for touch plate use
(1) Circular Touch Plate for CNC Sharks
More Information
Brand Next Wave
Manufacturer Part Number 20141
Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec
  • Diameter: 2-1/4''
  • Compatibility: Works with all Next Wave CNCs equipped for touch plate use
4.4 / 5.0
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Works great!
October 30, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very pleased with this touch plate. Setup time is greatly reduced. Very accurate. Easy to use. Great addition to my CNC activities.
August 26, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great
Works great! My machine zeros routinely 10 thousandths off so I just subtracted that from the plate thickness in the software.
August 14, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Touch plate
It really speeds up the Z zero set up
April 21, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great purchase
Perfect accessory for easy zero for z axis! Worth buying.
April 15, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Works good best way to zero z axis.
April 3, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Touch Plate for Shark/Piranha
Simple and accurate touch plate for my Piranha CNC. It works quickly to set the Z depth on your table or material, as needed. The cable/connector to the plate is slightly thicker than the plate, itself. It requires a simple movement of the X or Y axis to a spot near the edge of the material so the cable doesn't affect the Z setting.
March 29, 2019
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
This is exactly what I was looking for so easy to use and no more guess work. Highly recommend this tool.
February 3, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Nice accessory
Makes set up easy
September 15, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Circular touch plate
The cable breaks easily. The magnet is held by small wires and they break. The warranty covers it but you probably need two units if you do any amount of Cnc work.
December 24, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Accuracy and precision
Matt B on Dec 2, 2019
need for my cnc machine
Roy A on Oct 15, 2019
Accuracy and precision
Matt B on Dec 2, 2019
Told it was needed
Sean M on Oct 18, 2019
need for my cnc machine
Roy A on Oct 15, 2019
For my new CNC Shark,
Kevin S on Sep 29, 2019
Recommended for new CNC
Scott F on Sep 14, 2019
Needed it for use with a recently purchased cnc machine.
Clifford M on Sep 9, 2019
Both items were ordered for a Shark 2.0 that I already own.
Anthony O on Sep 4, 2019
The wiring on my old one broke. I was unable to repair it due to where the wire broke.
Eric P on Aug 14, 2019
My husband has bought numerous tools and supplies from Rockler and is always very well satisfied with the quality. He had this particular item on a list of ideas for birthday gifts as his birthday is May 12. Thank you.
Sherri S on May 6, 2019
looked like a good accessary
Bob C on Feb 25, 2019
To complete the Shark CNC router system.
Car's Violins on Feb 15, 2019
Accuracy of bit depth.
Jim F on Feb 14, 2019
I just received my CNC Shark II and realized that I should consider this option.
Alf P on Feb 10, 2019
Watching folks using CNCs without touch plates looks frustrating and imprecise.
Mike S on Feb 1, 2019
Told it was needed
Sean M on Oct 18, 2019
For my new CNC Shark,
Kevin S on Sep 29, 2019
I am needing to reinstall the drivers for our touch plate. Where do I find those files?
Matthew C on Nov 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: You can find the files you need as long as you have an account with Next wave automation.
Here is the location next wave automation site then support, select downloads. You will need to scroll down and match the listing with the touch plate.
Will this work with the cnc piranha fx?
J E on Feb 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes. That’s precisely the CNC I’m using it with.
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