If carbide could make either a physical or a software fix for larger bits on a bitsetter that would be great.
So I have my bit touch off so the tip of a v bit is barely on the flat of the bit setter. By doing this it allows me to use up to a .750" diabeter bit with the bit setter as long as i line the bit up as it is moving downwards.
The issue arises from any larger bit such as my 1" straight cutter and 1.5" surfacing bit. The outside tip of the cutting edges is the lowest point of both bits. I cannot get the outside tip to contact the plunger due to its small size. I can contact a cutter but it causes the bit to cut lower than it should.
A software solution to this would to have a chart that you can enter bit numbers and bit setter offset distance, have tcarbide motion modify the bit setter location based off of bit number in g code and all you have to do is line the bit up after inserting it.
Hardware would be to make a bit setter with a larger plunger