johntech wrote:I also finally found out about the soft limits but they only work if the soft limits button is turned on, again assuming Mach 3
What speed did you have spindle running? Feedrate? It looks like it did a nice job of cutting!!
I just got a couple 2 flute, 4 flute and bullnose bits last week but haven't got a chance to use them yet.
I'm still getting noise problems so I may need to put my controller in a metal box with shielded cables for everything. My 12x12 is a nice little bench top machine.
Well, I'm not certain as to spindle speed, haha. It was either 30 or 36 volts. 6IPM feed rate. If I run at faster than that without good clamping, I get a lot of material chatter in 1/8" lexan, too flexible. It leaves a little fuzz, but only takes a second to run a file around a piece to clean that up.
And I only use EMC2. It requires you to explicitly override the limits to move outside the defined work area.