I’ll toss a question out there. The 3.5"x3.5" touch plate that I discussed in my post here: XYZ Zeroing plate and tool diameter finally got some use yesterday at my local Makerspace. It immediately occured to me that I need about 7" clear of the hard stop end of each axis before I position my workpiece. Otherwise the travel of the router won’t be far enough to clear the plate and run the calibration routine (assuming worst case distances). But this bummed me out because I was hoping to mostly use full 4’ wide sheets.
So does the Sienci touchplate (which is, smartly, smaller than mine) constrain the work area at all or is there a bit of extra travel outside the published 30"x30" number and it can use that bit of extra area so a full 30x30 workpiece can be used with the plate?