Note: The intent of this thread is to help people get their machines calibrated and answer “frequency asked questions” of the process.
Do this First:
Go to Settings->Advanced Settings and set the Extend Chain Distance based upon the following:
- If using a 10-foot top beam, set distance to 1651 mm
- If using a 12-foot top beam, set distance to 2032 mm
The key to the setting is to make it a multiple of 63.5 mm and long enough so you can attach your chains to the sled when the time comes.
Unless you are doing abstract art and don’t care if you get curved lines instead of straight lines, you need to calibrate Maslow. Calibration is of paramount importance and is probably the most difficult (and maybe frustrating) part of owning a Maslow. If you do get frustrated, take a break and come back to it. I’ve done that so many times it’s silly.
If you want to understand the technical details of calibration, take a look at this thread… maybe take a look at it even if you don’t care.
The calibration process takes you through a series of steps and questions so that critical parameters of your Maslow can be determined. The more accurate these parameters are known, the more accurate your cuts will be.
This thread is divided into multiple posts where each post represents one step of the calibration process. As the process may change over time, new steps may be added or deleted, but due to this being a forum, it’s not possible (as far as I know) to move posts around. So over time, things may get disjointed.