I recently purchased and installed the BitRunner v2 and it is a huge improvement to my machine’s safety, convenience and workflow efficiency. Thank you.
With every new technical product there is often room for improvement. Here is my feedback after a couple days of using BitRunner v2.
- Installation video. Pretty thorough, but there could be more clarity on installation of the ground wire. There should be an overview of routing of the wire through the cable track and making sure that the routing does not inhibit the motion of the z-axis, which it did in my case. This is important because users to need to check full X-Y-Z range of the machine to ensure the ground wire won’t artificially limit the machine’s range mid job. Speaking of that ground wire…
- Ground wire length. For those of us with XXL machines the ground wire is too short. The video tells the user to put the BitRunner under the CNC and forget about it, but the wire allows installation only in one place on XXL machines, right next to the cable track on the left side of the machine.
- Spindle Speed prompt missing. When changing bits without the BitRunner a prompt is displayed after the BitSetter sequence telling the user to set the spindle to the appropriate speed and turn it on. With the BitRunner turning on the router that prompt is omitted, but the user still needs to prompted with the speed to set the spindle too. Perhaps it could be added to the router bit change dialog?
- Bit / Workpiece saver. There was one time that I forgot to turn on the router before the job continued after a bit change. A great feature to save bits, spindle integrity and workpieces is to have current detection on the router power path through the BitRunner. It could then remind the user to turn on the router before destroying things.
Thanks for listening and keep up the amazing work!