just wanted to post a quick udpate. It seems like once i edited the gcode to include the G1 command in front of the FXXXX command, that seemed to fix my feed rate problem. Seems to be a lot slower and working good. is there a way I can make the software to prefix G1 automatically? Also, that printed 55mm tool did the trick. Much better results now. I also found that leving the grayscale image alone in Image2Gcode seems to give better results then trying to adjust contrast, and brightness manually.