I've been using VC Desktop a little over a week and have noticed that my initial cut seems to be too deep in most cases, but all subsequent passes are fine.
When setting up the toolpath, I leave the Start Depth (D) to 0 and set my Cut Depth (C) to the desired depth. What i get is deep first cut of about 1/8 - 3/16" that really binds things down and has broken the wood free upon occasion. If it makes it past that first pass, all subsequent passes are much shallower and complete with no problems. Slowing down the cut rate helps marginally and I've tried to adjust in the tool section, but can't figure out how to control that initial cut. Does leaving it at 0 cause it to default to something else? Should I put something in there like .06" ?
I'd really like to find something where I don't have to manually adjust the passes every single time I configure a toolpath. I've had no such problems when doing engraving toolpaths.