So me and Robert are repairing the othermill Pro which was previously eating our nice bits, like this:
This is the illustrious copper toothpick hack we developed to test the pissy mill without breaking beloved engraving bits.
…and Robert maybe found a solution gasp, applause
it turns out Bantams own Tool Library has default “custom” Speeds and Feeds to a pass depth of only 0.13mm…
which means as soon as it figures out your bit, it slams it against your material and immediately breaks it! >:o
Going to Tool Library > [select tool] > Speeds and Feeds > Pass depth = [value higher Z than all your material] fixes the issue.
Also unchecking “custom” seems to help as well.
Update: there is a second issue where Pissy Mill Pro is plunging out drill bits into the metal plate (spoilboard) :o
(working on this bug now)…
Error Log: https://pastebin.com/r2N4sWJt’
Edit (again): the 1st bug above keeps happening in a seemingly random fashion…more debugging is needed. Intermittent Z origin error is most frustrating : (
More videos and info on the way. Anyone wanna help with wiki editing?
Also, if Tyler is around, could we use the equipment fund for some PCB engraving bits to use what this mill is meant to do, which is 6mil PCB engraving (for surface mount PCBs)?