the CNC machine can do a lot, but the thing is, is you have to program it to do what you want it to do. You have to program it to the exact speed you want it to go, if you want the feed rate to be slower or higher then that has to come from you. CNC routers provide feedback to let you know if the feed rate should be slower or faster and then you just program it accordingly.
- Unlike a hand-held router, a CNC router is not tactile. So, to adjust the speed you must tell the machine what to do.
- An easy way to familiarize yourself with your new CNC router is to begin with a relatively easy woodworking process, like sign-making.
- Remember, if you fail to communicate with your machine the result will be sub par cuts and dulled or broken bits.
“Handheld routers constantly provide tactile feedback and you respond by changing feed rate, reducing the depth of cut, changing the rpm, or all of the above.”
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