Micah, lets start off with something easy... where are you located? Does the machine have wiring compatable with your home / shop? Do you have bits or other cutters for it? One of the only things I can tell you for sure is the direction of feed with this machine... there isn't one. Pieces can be moved in any direction but one basic rule still applies: Hold up your right hand, palm away from you. Extend your index finger and your thumb sideways. The direction you are pointing is your travel direction, and the best cut will be on the left, the way your thumb is pointed. This comes into play if you are cutting out a shape so you know which side will have the good finish. Counter clock wise and the good finished edge will be on the inside of the cut out. Clock wise and the good edge will be on the outside portion.
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