The X-Carve Pro dust shoe clips on to the rail. You can use the knob on the right side to adjust the height. The position of the dust shoe will vary depending on the material thickness, bit cutting length, specific project and toolpath movements.
We recommend ensuring the dust shoe bristles are positioned high enough so the clamps are cleared. However, you must ensure the spindle is able to move through the dust shoe to reach the material.
Below are examples of how you may clamp your material and position the dust shoe. We are using .5" thick plywood and a straight cut bit.
Using the t-slot clamps on the far right, notice how the dust shoe can safely travel toward the back of the machine without hitting the clamp or screws. The bit can reach the material but the dust shoe may need to be lowered slightly if you are cutting through the material.
Using 3D Clamps and the clamp extension bar to hold down the material while preventing the dust shoe from hitting the clamp. Notice the bit is touching the material and has enough space to move further down.