So I just finished my build, and have some points to make and I hope the people from carbide listen. I’m not trying to come off as a jerk or anything but inform them of some things.
The cutting area of the XXL is not 33x33 like advertised. With the router installed and moved all the way back I can realistically only see about 31 inches of usable Y travel all the way up to the front guard. Similarly for X travel, I can only use about 32 inches. I am slightly upset about this as I was planning to use all 33 inches of the cutting area.
The kit does not come with all the tools needed for assembly. Not that this was a big deal for me, but I had to use my own wrenches for the homing sensors.
The instructions had several holes in them. Especially with the wiring. after doing some searching, it seems that people have been complaining about this for a long time.
Does anyone else have issues with moving the axis manually while the system isn’t powered and it fighting back? I figure that manually moving the stepper motor is generating power for the controls board, and generating enough power that the stepper motors fight back. When I manually move the system with the power off, the control board lights up and I hear the windows finding a new USB device. Has anyone experimented with diodes wired in so that you can’t send power back to the board? I would like to be able to manually run my system for planing and what not.