So I have had nothing but troubles with my MakerMade since I’ve owned it. I’ve only been able to accurately cut out or engrave a few things… the others were failures.
Now, I am not an engineer, but I am kinda savvy with machines and such (maintenance manager for years) and I made a goal to rectify my issues by rebuilding a more stable platform for the Z-drive.
Here are the things I am addressing.
- The area around your workpiece must be the same height so that if the sled gets too close to the edge, it tilts causing miss-cuts and damaged bits, material, etc.
- More accurate depth control of the z.
- More depth of cut.
I have the layouts for the new sled (won’t share until I get it built) and the Z-drive / router assembly. I have the drive assembly built and have attached some photos. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ew1tXYuTZvm2a4QX6
Once I get everything built and tried, I’ll put out drawings and a BOM.
Love some feedback.