What are some recommendations on when to use the 501 engraver vs. the 502 engraver? I realize the difference is 20 degrees but when should you choose which? I seem to be easily snapping the tips off of 502’s.
Im cutting brass and using the following settings (in MM):
Im not exactly sure because the things i run have really long times so i cant just stand and watch it. If i had to guess it would be the plunge but i cant be sure. I just ran a “big” job using a 502 with the settings in MM of:
Nothing broke but it took a reallllly long time to run. specially since the plunge was set so slow, it plunges slow and retracts just as slow. Is there a way to control the Safety Height? That would save time too.
I suspect it was the plunge rate too, as brass is much harder than wood and it needs to enter gently. I’m just learning the process for cutting and engraving brass, but have been trying to use a ramp instead of a plunge. Not sure if that applies here.
As far as safe/retract height, what software are you using? In Fusion 360, you can adjust retract height as well as the ramp/helix/plunge height separately.