Each Carvey was calibrated in the factory. However, after consistent use, there are various components that may need to be serviced.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Each motor in the Carvey is belt driven. With long-term use, it's possible for these belts to experience wear and tear over time. These are considered user-serviceable parts and can be replaced.
- If the y-axis appears to "stick" during the homing sequence or a carve, the cylindrical linear guides underneath the wasteboard may need to be lubricated. A small amount of lithium grease can be applied to the guides, then push the plate back and forth to distribute it evenly. Instructions for removing the wasteboard to access the linear guides can be found here.
- Each Carvey was programmed with a z-axis offset before leaving the factory. If the Carvey is consistently carving too deep, this offset value can be adjusted.
- It's also important to keep the Carvey clean. If there is too much debris build-up, it can affect the quality of your carves. Vacuum out the Carvey after each job to keep it clean and dust-free.
Please review the maintenance and upkeep guide for guidance on cleaning and adjusting belt tension.