So far I’m liking the new x-controller. I felt it has more power compare to stock andruino/grbl shield. Usually on my old controller after few cuts on carbon fiber, it start showing some slight curving on straight line and I need to replace new sharper bit. But with the x-controller, I’ve been cutting couple of sheets now on same bit and the cut quality are still good.
Also the build pause/resume is freaking excellent. I use it couple of times to remove some big pieces that was suck on my dust shoe. Built-in emergency stop and much nicer port wiring.
By the way I’m still using single Y axis connectint cause it’s the most easiest route without rewiring my xcarve. I just simple put the pot to the highest value for Y axis.
The following upgrade done on my xcarve
- Makita Compact Router (Lowes)
- X-Carve DeWalt 611 Spindle Mount with 3D Printed Ring Spacers and Air Deflector
- 3D Printed Dust shoe (http://store.sigandrone.com/xcarve-dust-shoe)
- Power Relay for Router On/Off Control (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WV7GMA2?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_search_detailpage)