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Calibration - M1 Caliber

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  • Erich Thompson

    I got my M!.  Thank you.  But it's failing calibration.  I can hold the buttons and it brings up CAL, but when I release them the screen blanks and nothing happens.  Even the Power button doesn't work.

     

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  • Derrick Rock

    Hello Erich Thompson would you mind sending us a video at contact@reekon.tools and we would be happy to help get this solved for you! 

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  • Todd Beaulieu

    The very first step in calibration should be to enter the kerf width!!!! 

    I spent half an hour last night, trying to figure this out. After reading reviews complaining about a lack of documentation on calibration, I was surprised because the instructions that came with it seemed to be quite clear to me. There are two problems with the instructions that, if cleared up would make this a five minute process.

    1. Step 4 says to move the board slightly to the right to ensure it's stable. Huh? What on Earth is that all about? If you look at the last sentence in step 3, it clearly states to NOT move the board after zeroing it. After zeroing the first cut, the next step is simply to move the board to the 6 ft mark. Eliminate the verbiage, it's just unnecessary and caused me confusion.

    2. The real issue, and I can't imagine why this hasn't come up already, is that the instructions fail to mention that the device needs to know the kerf. For the life of me, I don't understand why it would, because moving it to the 6 ft distance should be exactly what it needs to know. It shouldn't matter whether the blade is an inch thick of 3/32. If I train it by moving the board, I should be done. Anyway ... my real point: The very first step in calibration should be to enter the kerf width!!!! I repeated the calibration five times, even trying to zero with the board on the far side of the blade! How can the calibration process possibly succeed without first configuring the kerf width? It can't.

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  • Derrick Rock

    Hi Todd, thanks for reaching out.  The kerf width is not required and not used during calibration (and is reset to zero once a calibration is saved).  Since we are touching off on the left side of the blade to start and then using the left side of the blade to measure to the 6foot line, the blade width is not used.

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  • Todd Beaulieu

    That's all good to know. I hadn't realized that calibration wipes out the kerf. I followed the calibration instructions, not realizing there was the additional kerf step and struggled for half an hour, not understanding that after calibration it couldn't reposition to the six ft mark as expected. I still say this tool should be able to implicitly cover the kerf. I can think of a few possible approaches for that. Thanks for the help.

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  • Darwin Benedict

    I have been trying to calibrate the M1 to no avail. In the calibration setup I can not get the CAL light to stay on. It comes on for a brief time but when I release the button it goes off. From there, following the instruction, I can not get the display to correspond with the instruction. 

    What am I doing wrong? 

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  • Darwin Benedict

    I have been at this for the entire day trying to calibrate. There has to be an easier solution. It would be great if you could talk to a tech on the phone. But in today's companies there is no talking with a tech. What a sad situation. At this point I am so frustrated I want to send this M1 tool back. Sooner the better, but I don't think that is going to happen.

    Anyone else having problems with calibration? 

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  • Derrick Rock

    Hi Darwin, are you holding the power button or just clicking it once?  The symptoms you describe usually happen when you hold all three buttons vs just the left two and the power button once.

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  • Darwin Benedict

    Derrick, I am holding the two left ones down then do a push and release on the power button. It comes on for a brief second and then goes off. So can't do any calibration.

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  • Derrick Rock

    Hi Darwin, does it turn on at all normally?  If so, then try very quickly clicking the power button while holding the other two.

    If still not, please send a video to us at contact@reekon.tools and we would be happy to have someone from our team take a closer look

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