I had a hard stop (plastic on the Plexi separated and wound around the spindle) and since then the Z is way off. I used the probe and set the Z manually with the same result. It is cutting through the plexi a good 1/16 into the wasteboard on the first cut. It is set at .02 per pass.
All the material settings and cut settings in Easle are the same before the hard stop. Any suggestions on how to get this resolved?
Thanks for the suggestion! I homed the machine and it went the way it should. Does that reset the x, y and z?
I tried the cut again and it repeated the same behavior of plunging through the material and into the wasteboard before I canceled the cut. I am a complete beginner, and I don’t know how to read the machine inspector to see if those are correct.
There’s the root cause of the excess depth … Change $1 to = 255
(this is now how all new Pro’s are shipped, but apparently quite a bunch were shipped out with $1=0 setting)
$1 it the amount of time that the steppers will hold locked during an idle state… with 0-254 being in milliseconds and the setting of 255 being infinite.
What happens: you set Z, then X,Y and then lift the spindle… and it goes into an IDLE state and it slowly starts to fall (gravity) and then when you do send the carve, the Z is now lower than the sender (easel) thinks it is… so your Z zero is lower than it should be and your carve will be deeper than it should be.
You may also want to open the cover and verify/adjust the belt tensioner as it may be loose from the melt/crash.
I gotcha, I understand that a downcut is preferred for pockets, but they do a poor job at removing the (hot) chips. As a result often times an air assist, just like those used for lasers, is added to assist in cooling when a downcut bit is required with plastics.