Finally finished assembling my new x-carve and have all of the upgrades including the Makita. Last night I ran my first test cut and ran into some issues with the Z height.
I tried cutting a simple design I drew in Illustrator and imported as SVG. Set the cut height to full depth on both of the paths. It cuts the inner path first and starts at the correct Z-height but does not cut all the way through. When it moves to the outer path, it makes 2 full passes with the bit higher than the workpiece, and the 3rd pass barely touches the surface and continues the cut but still doesnt cut all the way through.
Ive ran it several times, tried setting Z-height using the paper trick, tried using the probe on the center of the workpiece. Same results every time. Very new to CNC so Im not sure if its a setting that was missed or what. Any help on where to start troubleshooting would be greatly appreciated!