I’ve made more than a dozen tests now, and none of them cut all the way through the 1/8" acrylic material, and I need a complete cut all he way through. I’ve tried setting the depth of the material deeper than it really is, I’ve tried setting the depth of the cut deeper than it should be and none of these experiments cut through the acrylic all the way.
I’m using a 1/8" bit. I lowered the bit tip onto the acrylic, then lifted it by a 1 inch increment with the up arrow on the computer, then measured the gap, and it measured 1.25". It was 1/4" higher than it should have been, I think this might be causing the material to not be cut all the way through. The z-axis is not right somehow? How do I adjust this?
I re-homed and put a different bit on, restarted my Mac, restarted the X-Carve, and it cut all the way through!! Yay. But it cut very choppy. I made a perfect circle from Easel’s circle tool and the edge is wavy and not smooth. The belts keep loosening and the eccentric nuts loosen (a lot - sometimes the back right one falls off during the job). Is all this loosening normal?
For the eccentric nuts use medium (blue) Loctite… To tighten the eccentric nuts remember to use the button cap hex key side. The eccentric nut is really for positioning (tensioning) the rollers. If you can’t access the button cap side of the bolt consider cutting down a 3mm hex wrench for access…
This Loctite is not specifically designed to be applied to already fastened nuts. Though, I have not had any loosening of my Z axis eccentric nuts after properly tightening then and applying a single drop of Loctite 242 to the end of the threads.