Had my xl machine for several weeks now and haven’t had this problem, but think it is either something in Carbide Motion or in the machine itself.
I used Vcarve software to create a very simple job so I could test the results I get using seven different router bits. I simply wrote seven lines of text, each line only had around 10 letters. I created a different profile for each line of text using a different bit, and saved the code of each one separately.
I loaded the first gcode into Carbide Motion, went thru homing, set the x,y,z axis all to zero at lower left corner, and ran the job. The machine went to correct position on material but it was cutting the letters in the air because the bit was staying about 1/8 inch above the wood.
I tried some of the other gcodes and they all did the same.
I tried creating a whole new job with only one line of text and one profile, and it did the same.
i then tried creating the program with Carbide Create, and got the same results.
This makes me think the problem is in Carbide Motion or the machine itself.
Funny thing is, I ran a program I had created earlier for making a sign, and it worked perfectly.
Any ideas on what is going on here?