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woodworkerbob
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Symptoms and Solutions

Post by woodworkerbob » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:13 pm

Usually this is in the back of the manual. Usually has something like:
Symptom: Computer screen dark.
Solution: Check if computer plugged in and turned on.

My recent example:
Symptom: The Z axis appeared to be dropping. On a series of the same cut depth features, the bit kept making deeper and deeper cuts.
Solution: Check bit for tightness.

In this case and other times, the bit had come loose. Tight enough to make the cuts, but loose enough to slowly begin to works its way out of the collet.


Perhaps this might be better organized in a wiki page.

Bob
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Re: Symptoms and Solutions

Post by WillAdams » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:49 pm

Pages.

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... leshooting
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... leshooting
Z-axis cuts more deeply than expected: The bit is pulled along going deeper into the material than it should.
...
End mill loose in collet --- this can also cause other path deviations as the needed cutting forces are increased beyond the machine's capabilities. Tighten collet.[21]
c.f., http://docs.carbide3d.com/
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woodworkerbob
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Re: Symptoms and Solutions

Post by woodworkerbob » Tue Jul 14, 2015 4:00 am

WillAdams wrote:Pages.

http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/FAQ
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... leshooting
http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/ ... leshooting
Z-axis cuts more deeply than expected: The bit is pulled along going deeper into the material than it should.
...
End mill loose in collet --- this can also cause other path deviations as the needed cutting forces are increased beyond the machine's capabilities. Tighten collet.[21]
c.f., http://docs.carbide3d.com/
Thanks Will. I need to build a better list of places to search for answers.
Bob
Shapeoko 3 - #13, dust deputy, precision collets, limit switches.
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