Finally had time here at work to assemble the Pro. Followed all instructions, and I’m finding, when I try to cut a test, that it either tries to go past the limits (grinding, naturally), or tries to cut up in the air. I have re-initialized this thing 3x now, followed the instructions, every step of the way, and something is STILL screwed-up. I’m no genius here, but the instructions state to select the settings for XXL in a couple places, but I have a STANDARD Pro, and it looks like all of the various default settings are off for the travel distance of my machine. I’ve checked to ensure all the limit switches are good, and when I initialize and set the Bitsetter, no problems. When I try to cut something, it acts as if it is trying to cut on a larger machine, moving the starting point twice as far from where I’m expecting it to start!
Let me just get off my chest that I am disturbed by the fact that there are no actual setting selections for the Pro Standard In Motion and Create, because, well, it just pisses me off! Why am I doing this for a Pro Standard?:
“In the Set X/Y Travel popup window that opens, select Shapeoko Pro XXL from the
dropdown list and click OK.”
When I do this, then move into the Bitsetter part and set zero, clear offsets, and then rapid jog to the SE position, it hits the end cap and grinds! It doesn’t do that IF I select the Pro XL instead of XXL, so that’s the first issue I have with the instructions! Shapeoko XL it is then!
Same goes for Create. No option for the Pro Standard, so I select the XL, zero it to the top of the stock I’m using (1/4" MDF), do a simple circle to cut to a depth of .18", save the gcode, and it just doesn’t work. It’s as if it ignores all of my settings, and it drives past even the limit switches! I’m killing my stepper motors and belts here!
There are many more issues, but I’m just too frustrated right now for a Friday afternoon.
Any assistance would be appreciated.