Poor quality v-carve

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Re: Poor quality v-carve

Postby ger21 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:43 pm

Is this the best that I can expect from this machine?

Hard to say. There are a lot of things that can affect the cut quality.
But the X Carve is not a very rigid machine.
If you reduce the feedrate by 50%, is the quality better?
Or, try reducing the depth per pass in V Carve by 50% and see if it helps.

If the problem is the machine flexing, then reducing the loads can improve quality.
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Re: Poor quality v-carve

Postby jtb223 » Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:41 am


I slowed things down considerably and the quality of cut is better but I'm also realizing the limitations of this machine. I guess I'll just have to build a more rigid machine.

Thanks for the input,

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Re: Poor quality v-carve

Postby Battwell » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:03 pm

that file cuts way nicer with a 90 degree bit than 60 degree by the way. - dont know why but edges against the lines stay straight.
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