I purchased the Jumpstart kit from Maker Made in the fall last year and I have been recently trying to get it setup. After some initial issues with the chain and bungee cord setup, after upgrading to the spring setup and changing the chain locations, I believe I have that part nailed down.
I have not been able to calibrate the machine at all. The Z-axis constantly pops out of my Ridgid R2901 router. The recommended Ridgid router is not available in Canada, where I’m located, but the R2901 is supposed to be our version of it. I have seen some people recommend bungee cord setups over top of the router itself to help push it down when plunging. I have two setup over top of my router and still the tab pops out of the router body. My first calibration cut went right through my 3/4" plywood test sheet and into the 3/4" plywood waste board behind, instead of the 1/4" that it was supposed to cut.
Any tips to get this machine running would be greatly appreciated.