My XCarve still chatters/stutters when doing “climb” cuts along the x-axis for 3D milling jobs. I’ve stiffened all three axes, the belts and currents are optimized, and the v-wheels are well adjusted.
I have discovered that using “conventional” direction cutting with 40% step-over has virtually eliminated the chatter problems on a variety of hard materials like red oak and phenolic. The CNC literature points out many advantages of climb cutting. But after trying to make it work for months, I’ve decided to use only the conventional direction (not climb) for roughing and pocketing on XCarve.
Anyone else have thoughts on this?