Losing Z during a cut

Anyone know why I’m losing Z during a cut?


A couple of things come to mind …
Is your wasteboard flat? Is your bit tight in the collet?

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I second what POOTAHOLIC said. My first thought was that your spoilboard wasn’t flat.

That looks like a slopes wasteboard. Mine did that as it was not fastened down in the middle so would raise up when I screwed materials down to it and the screws would go through the wasteboard

Yup… that was it! (Hand smacks forehead)

I had done a cut that was cursive letters. Somehow a little piece from the inner part of an e or i was on my worksurface before I laid down my new spoilboard. Damn thing was small enough not to notice as I secured it… but sure as sh*t… it was the cause. Recut and also used compression bits this time… came put perfect.

Thanks all… chalk it up to the learning process.

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Must be why they no longer teach cursive… Risks are to high…

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