Hi I have question about the BitZero V2 and how it works with regards to probing just x or just y. IE not the corner.
The BitZero is out of stock and I have been waiting for them to come in. In the mean time I found the manuals and read them. Setting XYZ on the corner seems straight forward for both however I don’t make just cutting boards, I use a lot of recycled wood. I use a inset corner or the center cross hair as zero. No nice corner reference.
The BitZero V1 is about the same as V2 for probing a corner, looks great. However If you are doing just the X or just the Y, For the V1 you place the edge of the probe at your X zero mark or edge and let it probe. Same for Y. It probes X and Y independently with no offset calculation, unlike when it probes the corner. Perfect
The V2 It is completely different for X and Y and it basically says in the manual for all methods you have to put it on the corner of your work and put the bit in the hole to probe x or y. But I don’t have a corner ??? I have marks in the center, or I have a Y edge but no X edge as I am repeating a job down the length of a board.
So the question is how do I set the probe to crosshairs or set it to just one edge when I don’t have a corner. V1 can do this and V2 is suppose to be better I guess I could turn the V2 upside down and probe it with the V1 method. LDK I do need the accuracy of a probe so eyeballing is not an option.
After reading both manuals I think V1 is better option for me, V2 is cool though however I dont believe the sell V1 any more. Did I miss understand something ? Did the Manual miss something ?
As I said I don’t have a V2 yet as they are sold out, So before I spend $120.00, I need to know if it will work for me or do I give up on CM.
I don’t understand why CM restricts you to a proprietary probe and method. It seem a bit out of character to me. Cant they provide a 3rd and possibly 4th probe option that uses a simple xyz offset. Why be so restrictive
I have no regrets on purchasing the machine however the more I use CM the more I am looking to change it out. CM has great workflow that I would love to use however it seems I keep running into silly limitations.
Thanks in advance,