Good Morning Everyone,
I’m a total beginner here to the world of CNC.
I was attempting to cut a base for a stand in a scrap bit of ply, nothing complicated (at least I didn’t think so!)
The machine cut the center hole for the dowel rod perfectly, and then went on to cut the base, the first pass went perfectly, but on the second pass, it bit skewed off and started cutting inside of the original cut. Sorry, I may not be using the right terminology
Is it putting too much strain on the bed perhaps? It’s a cheap 3018 CNC router with a 24V Motor, I tried adjusting the plunge depth from 1.6mm to 0.8mm in the hope that the material was hard and the steppers were struggling to cut. But I still got the same result. (not always in the same place tho)
This is one of the results. I’m hoping someone can point me in the right direction, Happy to supply whatever figures you think might help diagnose (I don’t know exactly what might be needed)
Anyway, thanks for reading, really looking forward to getting this to work properly, appreciate the machine isn’t the best