I know there are a few posts about this but I was unable to find a solution in any of those so i thought I would such out those of you much smarter then me.
I decided the other night to finally cut out my final sled as the temporary one I am using isn’t very good. So I loaded the files and followed the instructions and set the cutter off on its journey. First issue is how slow it drills holes. I mean does it really need 8 passes to drill a hole? That seems like too much. anyway so I left it cutting and came back as it was cutting the final circle and noticed it was off by nearly 2 inches from top to bottom and side to side. so rather then a circle i am getting something more like an egg or and oval. I understand this machine is not designed to be perfect but 2 inches is a whole lot of inaccuracy. At this point I have performed the full calibration about 3 times. so as far as I know it is perfectly calibrated. I followed the tips I found in the other posts but nothing seems to have fixed it. I received this machine a few weeks ago and I am running the most current firmware that I know of. so why are my cuts this far off? I was experiencing chain skip from there not being enough tension on the chains but I fixed that with the bungee solution and some WD40 so as far as I know I did not get any chain skipping and the cuts look normal other then being 2 inches off.
Can someone explain what may be my issue and please pretend I am a noob dummy because I am and this is my first machine of this kind. I’d really like to start making stuff with this thing rather then blowing through all my materials and getting really poor output.
Thanks very much in advance.
P.S I am using the ring kit, Z axis and bolt frame. my chains come from bottom rather then top if that means anything.
Also If I was going to invest any time in leaning a software that will give me the best experience with the most features what should it be? Makercam is very limited and glitchy and Easel isn’t much better I prefer a software solution that isn’t web based. thanks for your help.