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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-16-2010, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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Default Problem with Sabre 408

Hello. I have been using a Gerber Sabre 408 router for 10 years and have recently come across a new problem. If I send a job that takes an extended time to complete or that requires multiple bit changes, at some point the axes go off and the machine routs/engraves right through my work. Usually it leads to bits breaking and/or an axis error. To get around this problem, I have been sending only small jobs or breaking bigger jobs into tiny pieces. This is time-consuming and just last week lost three hours of work by apparently sending too big of a "small" piece. The router flipped out and dragged right through several engraved plates. What is my problem? Please help.
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Hi Jason:

I'm not in the CNC world but I spent a good part of my life in computers. Clean and test the logics on every part of your system. Especially, clean bus contacts and any plugs. Gently remove all push-in ICs and clean their contacts. If you have testing capability, you might also do a dump of chip contents to ensure their integrity.

Have you made any environmental changes recently? Office warmer/cooler? Take it step by step, carefully. You are in the third life from that equipment and you're dealing with pretty old technology. It's tired and needs attention.

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Greetings Jason and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us.

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