I have a vibration when cutting with my machine. It really bounces the chains even. I did several changes to my setup all at once. There are several factors that might be causing it and Im not sure where to start. I have added the HDPE to the bottom of the sled for less friction but it has not helped.
- I have upgraded the z axis to the Meticulous Z axis. I have the router clamped down with plywood clamps and pipe clamps. I originally thought this was the problem but I can not get the clamps any tighter. The router seems very secure.
- Im using GC 1.27
- Im using a 2 inch vacuum hose. With a 5hp 12 gallon shop vac. It seems like this is making a lot of suction to the surface which could be causing some grab. When I shut off the vacuum it seems like the stutter/ vibration is some what less.
- I added some weight to the sled. Maybe if I added more it would help. I have pushed down on the sled as its cutting and it seems to take a little bit of the vibration out.
For the most part the sled cuts well. There is a chatter mark on pieces but nothing a little sanding cant take out. I would just like to come up with a solution to the problem.