Prevent blowout at end of cut

On the final pass when I cut all the way through the material the weight of the material causes it to fall hitting the bit and causing damage to my piece.

How can I prevent this?

add tabs during the CAM step.

David Lang

Excuse my ignorance but what is a tab?

It’s little rectangular pieces that you leave un-cut, keeping your part attached to the stock board. You cut them out with a chisel or an oscillating tool once everything is done.

There should be an option for this in the CAM software you’re using.

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