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Dwell

1-A term used to express a pause. Dwelling is often used to clean up all of the remaining material when machining to the bottom of a hole.

2-CNC programming word G04 which causes a dwell (pause) of all axes using the P word. P determines the duration of the pause in milliseconds.
Example: G04 P500 causes a 1/2 second dwell of all axes.

Substitute X Y or Z for P and only the axis called will dwell. In this case the duration of pause is determined by full second count instead of milliseconds. Example: G04 Z0.5 dwells only the Z axis for 1/2 second