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Summary of M-Codes

All MachMotion CNC controls use the Mach3 software. Use the M-code list below as a reference.


M-code Functions
M0 Program stop
M1 Optional program stop
M3/M4 Rotate spindle clockwise/counterclockwise
M5 Stop spindle rotation
M6 Tool change (by two macros)
M7 Mist on

Flood on

M9 Mist & flood off
M30 Program end and rewind
M47 Repeat program from first line
M48 Enable speed and feed override
M98 Call subroutine
M99 Return from subroutine/repeat





M200 Output 5 on
M201 Output 5 off
M202 Output 6 on
M203 Output 6 off
M204 Output 7 on
M205 Output 7 off

Output 8 on

M207 Output 8 off
M208 Output 9 on
M209 Output 9 off
M210 Output 10 on
M211 Output 10 off
M212 Output 11 on
M213 Output 11 off
M214 Output 12 on
M215 Output 12 off

*These custom M-codes are used to control the relay outputs on the breakout board. Outputs 5-12 must be enabled with the port set to 2 and the pin set to the corresponding relay on the breakout board (R4 = pin 4).



A A axis of machine
B B axis of machine
C C axis of machine
D Tool radius compensation number
F Feedrate
G See G-codes table
H Tool length offset index
I X axis offset for arc
  X offset in G87 canned cycle
J Y axis offset for arcs
  Y offset in G87 canned cycle
K Z axis offset for arcs
  Z offset in G87 canned cycle
L Number or repetitions in canned cycles/subroutines
  L1/L2: tool offset settings / fixture offset (with G10)
M See M-codes
N Line number
O Subroutine label number
P Dwell time in a canned cycle
  Dwell time with G4
  Tool / Fixture number (with G10)
  Tool radius (with G41 / G42
Q Feed increment in G83 canned cycle
  Repetitions of subroutine call
R Arc radius
  Canned cycle retract level
S Spindle speed
T Tool selection
X X axis of machine
Y Y axis of machine
Z Z axis of machine