I have something I want to cut in plywood, so I’m going to use one of my new 1/8" downcut bits. But I have to make a few holes that are exactly 1/8" deep. Correct me if I’m wrong, but drilling (the exact size) shouldn’t be attempted with downcut bits, because the chips have no where to go. It’s only 1/4" material, so I want to just try it.
Anyway, that’s not my question. The question is, how does the tool changing work in estlecam? Does anyone use that, or do you just make one gcode file for each tool? If I ran the drill file first with an upcut bit, then it would return to 0,0,2. I could then stop the spindle, change the bit, adjust the height (all with the steppers engaged), reset 0,0,0. Then run the cutting paths with the downcut bit. Or is there a better way?