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Old 09-01-2017, 07:31 PM
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With the power on I would put a dial indicator against it and try to move it around. Try to lift it up and try to move it from side to side. I'm just thinking if there's a loose bolt somewhere it might be riding up as it cuts. Just a thought. I am not a troubleshooting or maintenance expert. I just can't think of any other reason it would do that.
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Old 09-01-2017, 07:51 PM
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With the power on I would put a dial indicator against it and try to move it around. Try to lift it up and try to move it from side to side. I'm just thinking if there's a loose bolt somewhere it might be riding up as it cuts. Just a thought. I am not a troubleshooting or maintenance expert. I just can't think of any other reason it would do that.
Yeah, that seems like a good place to check. I'll be in the shop tomorrow checking it out, Thanks for your help!
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Old 09-02-2017, 05:36 PM
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So im cutting ut some test pieces, its pretty bad. It looks to follow the path of the pocketing toolpath. But the height varies quite a bit.Ill post pics
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Old 09-02-2017, 07:52 PM
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Try using a downcut bit the photos are closeups so it is hard to see how the hold and material over all is,, I have seen up cut bits lift and fall material,, Main reason I have always had vacuum
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Old 09-03-2017, 09:35 PM
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Try using a downcut bit the photos are closeups so it is hard to see how the hold and material over all is,, I have seen up cut bits lift and fall material,, Main reason I have always had vacuum
You think it could be due to the way Im holding the piece down? It is a 4x8 sheet.
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Old 09-04-2017, 08:52 AM
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I don't know...make some similar cuts on smaller pieces of mdf that you KNOW are clamped down completely and can't move. That should give you your answer.
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Old 09-04-2017, 04:22 PM
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Have you taken into account what James stated? I ask because I have seen a drastic change in the quality of our cuts by changing types of bit (upcut to downcut) and hold down approaches. Will be interested in hearing what you discover the culprit(s) to be.
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Old 09-12-2017, 07:20 PM
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So for all my fellow camaster owners out there this issues been solved thank you to the great cam Master Tech Team it seems that this issue was coming from the dust collection system too much static electricity was sending extra electrical impulses to the spindle causing it to add extra steps I took the dust collection system off and it's cutting perfectly smooth they gave me some tips on how to ground the dust collection system and I'm pretty certain that's going to take care of the issue who would have thought!

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Old 09-12-2017, 08:07 PM
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So for all my fellow camaster owners out there this issues been solved thank you to the great cam Master Tech Team it seems that this issue was coming from the dust collection system too much static electricity was sending extra electrical impulses to the spindle causing it to add extra steps I took the dust collection system off and it's cutting perfectly smooth they gave me some tips on how to ground the dust collection system and I'm pretty certain that's going to take care of the issue who would have thought!
Wow, thanks for sharing the solution. I guess its worth looking into making sure the dust collector is always/ properly grounded.
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