Hey y’all. I’ve had my new 1000 x carve for about 4 months now. Set up was really not hard as I’m somewhat mechanically inclined. Did lots of research and got it calibrated nicely. I cut several inlays (about 10) with no problems. Recently I’ve been experiencing calibration issues. For example, circles being slightly oval, inlays not fitting as perfect as before, etc. I’be read multiple forum postings and watched several videos on calibration adjustments. I’ve adjusted the belts, wheels & pulleys, calibrated steps on x,y, and z, cleaned the rails, surfaced the board, but I cannot seem to get it perfect like it was before. I’m off well over a 100th of an inch and in some cases over a tenth. I have no upgrades and made no changes to the machine otherwise.
What I have done outside of the standard equipment is purchase new bits and automated the spindle. Both of which were done prior to experiencing issues.
The only adjustment I haven’t messed with is the potentiometers.
Just looking for some advice as redoing my work is costing me time, money, and frustration! Thanks in advance!
A few examples of when it worked perfectly.