Hey gang! I have had my machine for a while but only recently had time to get up and running. I have spent my Labor Day weekend trying to calibrate and get up and running. I have several questions but firstly a dilemma. I worked through the calibration process in Makerverse (as well as I could. I think that maybe some of the instructions are missing ) and made it all the way to the last tab to run “cut,” calibration. My home position wasn’t perfect and was hitting probably -1/2", -1/2" but I figured I coul
d sharpen my aim later. Anyway, as I run my calibration cut to the bottom right quadrant, I noticed that the groove turned downward. Before I could click the stop, the left side chain nail was ripped from my top beam and, naturally, the sled dropped. I jerked the plug on the router and DUE. The nail bent pretty bad and the head broke off. So, a couple of things:
#1 The nail-What is the diameter and type of nail used? Where can I get more if I can’t find them at the local hardware store? Also, would it be beneficial to replace it with a screw or something?
#2 The cause of the problem- Any idea why this happened? I had ran the normal calibration just before. I had my soft limits enabled. The bit hadn’t even reached near the end of the board so, I’m not sure that overextension was an issue.
Thanks so much for any help anyone can offer. I really like this machine and I’m not quite discouraged but I have hit several walls so it is time to reach out for help