I created a file to cut out some folding wine tables that I make. Before using my good hardwoods, I wanted to test it out on some MDF, to make sure I got all the measurements right. Twice, I got about half way through the milling and my machine starts flaking out.
The X-axis seems to be the only one affected. But it’s as if something momentarily obstructs the x-axis and it “skips”. This then throws the entire thing off. The second time, it seemed to be locked in one spot while trying to continue moving. Both times I stopped the machine, turned it off so I could free move it, and then worked it out of whatever was going on. Once I had it moving as it should, I turned it back on and initialized. It only did this with this file. Both times at different spots in the milling.
Milling MDF throws a LOT of dust. Could the dust be causing an issue? (I don’t use a vacuum - although maybe I should). Or is something wrong with my file?