So currently the router drags across the path on its way to its first cut. After I tell the machine the spindle is on and press carve. The router lowers the bit all the way into the wood and drag itself to the first plunge. Ive reset the clearance area in the advanced setting. Ive made sure all screws were tight in the z axis. Taken them out and re-installed everyone. Im really at my wits end with this damn XCarve. And I am very technical. From parts breaking during the install to getting some of those parts shipped to me the next day and finding out that I received the wrong part. I have had this machine 3 weeks and have only made one carve.
Im almost to the point of selling it if I can’t at least get it to work, properly.
Are you using a z-probe to set workpiece surface height or setting the router bit manually to the workpiece top? Been using my x-carve for a year and never heard of resetting the clearance area so no idea what that means.
This means the controller think its 42.183mm above work zero
When you then click Carve without resetting (like pressing “Use previous home pos.” XYZ0 Z drop to Safety height (Z: 6.35mm) then traverse to XY0
In Easel, using the jog controls - move the bit to the lower left corner of your material, lower it so it just touch the material to be carved. Observe the work coordinates, they are arbitrary without a homing cycle. (req. switches)
Now click Carve -> skip probing & click “Confirm Home position” and continue with carving.
Once completed the bit will return to XY0 and Z = Safety height
Did you measure the brass puck for the Z probe and tell Easel how thick it is? If that measurement is wrong, which historically Easels value for puck thickness is way off, you’ll get exactly what you are seeing. Use a good pair of digital calipers to measure the puck thickness.