Yes - stopping by clicking on the GUI stop button.
Yes - always because something is wrong. In my case, as I do a lot of board flattening it’s usually something where the piece wasn’t as even as I thought or I messed up z zero to begin with and the job is cutting too high or too deep.
In the case of cutting too deep, obviously that’s where the need/desire for the stop job to automatically jog the z back to the default safe height as until I can get my fat fingers over to the router and turn it off the bit is turning and burning or chipping in my work piece.
Part of what (I assume) is one of the gsender settings is after doing a z probe, z is jogged back to .740 - doing that when I stop a job would be ideal.
@timarland Tks much. I understand now what you are trying to do. Sienci techs monitor the gSender topic quite closely, so I’m confident that they will see this. I have no clue has to what it would entail to change gS to do this. They need to consider any unintended consequences for other users, too.
FWIW, I have my router and the LM controller on a power bar controlled by a paddle switch. When the stuff really hits the fan, I slap the paddle switch and everything dies. Of course, that also means that I’ve lost my zeroes, so I try not to do this often.
If you are using any kind of controller and short cut keys, you could always link a shortcut key to a macro that stops carving and raises the router. Just a thought.
I don’t know of a way to make gSender raise the bit automatically but I do know a way for the router to turn off automatically. I have the IOT relay that Sienci describes.
I bought mine from here and I love it. It turns on my vacuum and router when using the router. I unplug those and plug in my air assist and exhaust when using my laser. Then I modified the post processor in Vectric to send M8 to turn on the relay on job start and M9 to turn off at job end.
Bear in mind that it only works to turn off the router when hitting the gSender stop button but not the physical stop button.
Just answered another question about controlling a router with the IOT relay and I think now that gSender is the best place to turn the coolant and hence the router on and off because they added On Pause and On Resume which I can’t do from my post processor.