9 thoughts on “Sainsmart 3018-PROVer Part 2 – Candle, Grbl, Axes calibration

  1. W Brett KRIEWALDT, Sr.

    HELLO, THANKS FOR THE FANTASTIC TUTORIALS ON THE SAIN SMART PROVER. I HAVE JUST PURCHASED MINE AND FOLLOWING YOUR INSTRUCTIONS MADE IT SO SIMPLE TO PUT TOGETHER. BUT YOU SAID SOMETHING WHICH I CANNOT MAKE OUT. YOU SAID THAT A FULL SET OF THE CODES TO PROGRAM THE 3018 ARE AVALABLE ON ???????. I’M A BIT FRUSTRATED CAUSE I NEED THE REVERS THE X AXIS AND I WOULD HATE TO LOOSE THE CODE CAUSE WAS TOO HASTY. COULD YOU HELP ON THIS MATTER PLEASE.
    THANKS BRETT

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    1. techydiy Post author

      Go low and slow:
      RPM 10000
      Feed rate 150 mm/min
      Plunge 50 mm/min
      Depth of cut 0.2mm

      Find the lowest part of the board and zero the z axis there or run multiple times until it flattens the whole board

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  2. Timothy Pratt

    thanks for the work you have done and the you-tube videos – Very helpful! I am wondering if you could elaborate on the Z-probe setting changes you recommend. Are you copying the values out of the “probe” flle the machine came with? When I do that, it does not transfer the ” ; ” command breaks, so I put them in myself – but when I load that in, nothing happens. Any advice?

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    1. techydiy Post author

      Yes, its copied straight out of the file and edited.
      Are you using candle ?
      Are you using a plain text editor?
      Is it putting some hidden characters in there or something ?

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  3. David Rodman

    I am trying to level my spoiler board, i have followed everything as carefully as I can, but when I send the g-code the motor keeps hitting the z axis upper limit switch every time when the code is sent, the motor starts up then raises and hits the limit (z+)
    Also when i move the move the router to the center of the board and then send the code from there. the xy base moves and hits the X+ limit.
    Regards
    Dave

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    1. techydiy Post author

      You probably need to reduce the safety height setting in whatever you are using to create the gcode (easel?)

      I ran through how to make the gcode in this video https://youtu.be/TsMTuxGBvgU?t=1474
      it’s for a mach3 based machine and I use carbide create instead of easel, but it should give you an understanding of the process.

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