single block and feed hold
Miss Rebekah last edited by
im building a router and if noticed that there is no feed hold button/cycle start button that is real time, or single block mode. also no ability to see the next line of code thats coming up. even with a panel due. i am a journeyman machinist and i use these features every day to keep from crashing and generally doing things the safe way.
i have 2 duets one on my printer the other going on this router but a lack of these features may have me look elsewhere.
is it possible to use a duet as a dumb motion controller with input from mach3?
cutter comp is also on this list but i can work around that one
Consider it a feature request?
CNC mode is still a new and developing feature for the Duet.
3DPMicro last edited by
@miss-rebekah I'm a machinist too (30 years in aerospace) . I think it's important to realize the value in the Duet. I dont think it was ever intended to be a full feature cnc controller (although it is quite capable) rather the focus is on 3d printing. For less than $150 it is extremely powerful but it does lack a a tad in the cnc department but continualy improved. I assume if you are going single block you are not doing the programming were here you will program so you already know what the machine is supposed to do next. Although there is no feed hold (before the buffer runs out) that I am aware of you can set up an emergency stop button that will keep you from tearing anything up. If you want your router to act like your machine at work I would suggest looking at Acorn or Oak but be prepared to pay a lot more for those additional features you mentioned. I say give it a try and I'll think those few things will become a non issue. Duet and RRF is very user friendly once you get past the learning curve and it's all g code so I think you'll feel very comfortable with it.