### M06 – Tool Change

WARNING: When using an auto tool changer the M06 must be preceded by an M05 or the drawbar will not release and can result in damage to the tool changer.

CAUTION: This command can be used in different combinations and wrong command can result in unexpected loading of tool.

INFORMATION: Valid tool numbers are T0 to T99

This command is used to change tool immediately and can be used with T value.

# Syntax & Parameters

• M06
• T Value – specifies the tool number to change, this value can be used before M06 or after M06 but will have a very different process of tool loading.

# Example program

N10 M05
N20 T5 M06


In above program the M05 stops the spindle then T5 tells the system that we would like to load tool number 5 and M06 is used to tell the system to load the tool.