I'm just getting started with CNC. I've ordered a Microcarve and G540/381oz Steppers and don't have it yet, but am trying to get acquainted with the software. I plan on primarily cutting plastic enclosures with this setup to begin with.
I understand the concept of the feed rate with G code commands. I am assuming the axis settings of start and accel control how fast it gets up to the feed rate. What is the benefit to this as opposed to just starting at the feed rate? Is it easier on the bit, the material, or the motors to start slower and work up to speed?