I purchased a touch probe and have had it for about a month. Every time I set the depth with the touch probe, X,Y andZ and/or just Z the depth is not set properly. Every time I fail to cut through the bottom of the project by 1/16" of an inch. Yesterday I created 12 boxes (3x5) cut out of 1" boards. The boards ranged from 1.040 to 1.032 so rather than plane the boards I just set the thickest board in CC (1.040). In the toolpath I picked use “Stock Bottom” and created the cut outs around each top and bottom of the box. Every single one failed to cut through the bottom and I spend a hour today cleaning up the 1/16" left over. Last week I did a Vcarve on a box top and used the touch probe. The vcarve did not cut deep enough on a horse head in the design. I put another box top in the holding jig and set with the paper method and the vcarve cut just fine with a good depth of cut.
Is there any calibration of the touch probe or setting I can use to get the zero really at zero. With the x,y and Z you put the probe on the corner overhanging the edge and with the Z only you set the whole touch probe on top of the surface so I am not mis setting the touch probe position. I made sure the #201 tool was set in the probing because that was the bit I was using. The X and Y seem to set just fine. It is only the Z that is not setting properly.