This is really a two-part question.
I put my 1" surfacing tool in the router and started initialization.
When the machine moved to the bitsetter, it lowered itself down and bottomed out while trying to reach the bitsetter. The router kept lowering past its lowest possible point while trying to reach the bitsetter and made a lovely sound I’d like to never hear again.
I had my router placed too high in the mount for the surfacing tool (I wanted to work on a piece of wood that was 3.75" tall and set the router to the height that would allow the clearance of the tool to reach the top of the material).
So, I would love to see the firmware keep the router from lowering beyond the lowest point, whether looking for the bitsetter or not. The firmware keeps it from going above the top Z-height so I would hope it would also know the lowest limit. Possible? Maybe I missed an update (will check after this because I’m not bright enough to look before asking).
I would like to machine that 3.75" tall piece of wood with a 1/8" tool that sticks out of the collet by 1" while still utilizing the bitsetter. Is there a height for the router I can set it at so that I can achieve both or do I just need to disable the bitsetter when working on thicker stock?
Or am I doing it all wrong?