Not sure if I am having a problem or not. Here’s the setup:
1/8" straight bit
Touch Plate Settings: Standard Block, Z thickness .59", XY Thickness .393", Length/Width 1.968"
Probing Settings: Fast Find 5.9in/min, Slow find 2.95in/min, Retraction 0.15".
Now I’m still not actually cutting any material as I can’t make the noise and dust in the basement but I’m just learning to use the machine and the various software packages.
I’ll set the XYZ Zero using the touch plate on a scrap of 1/2" MDF with the flat side up and the other side down tucked into the corner of the material. I’ll run the routine then remove the plate. in gSender the X is at 0.36, the Y is at 0.237 and the Z at 1.189. Pressing the GO XY0 moves the bit right over the corner of the material and gSender reports X and Y as 0.00 and Z still at 1.189. Pressing the Go To Z button moves the bit down but I expected it to just kiss the top of the material but instead it is about 1/8" above. gSender is reporting Z at 0.00.
Is the bit supposed to touch the material in this instance?
edit: The bit is tight in the collet and not slipping up or down.