Post by windcrest77 on Jun 14, 2020 13:18:11 GMT -5
I am setting up my new Iconic 4. I followed the instructions to run the installed fly cut program, but when the program runs the bit never touches the MDF board at all. It is riding a fraction of an inch above it!
I followed the steps exactly:
1) Home 2) Set X/Y-0 button 3) Inserted the bit 4) Plugged in the touch off device, jogged the gantry over a an inch so the touch off puck had a place to sit. 5) Pressed the Tool Set button, the tool did the touch off 6) Found the program 7) Ran the program 8) The program runs but no material is getting removed from my spoil board
What is going on here? I'm a newbie at this but I've gone over and over trying to run the program three times already with the same results, double checking the instructions every time.
Post by windcrest77 on Jun 14, 2020 13:32:35 GMT -5
OK I just went back out to the garage while I was entering this post and found that it did remove a very small amount of material but only from the lower left corner of the spoil board. And only a small spot maybe 2 square inches at that! Nowhere else on the entire spoil board did the bit even touch the surface.
I guess I did this correctly, but the program is maybe simply set to remove only the absolute minimum of material? Just the high spots ignoring the valleys?
The program finished in 15 or so minutes. I'm going to say I was successful, was I?
You got it to work, 1. Sometimes the puck height in settings is generic say 25. mm but your puck actually measures 23.5mm. You’d need a veneer to check this, a veneer is good to have in general for material thickness and bit diameter.
2. You could of set it off a high spot on your first run.
If you know how to increment jog down you can set z 0 that way and try again running it.
Take a pencil and scribble over the entire surface of the spoil board. Now, rerun the entire operation (including puck zero IN THE SAME SPOT) as many times as it takes to remove ALL of the pencil marks. The next time you do this, it will only take 1-2 passes.