Software tool chain for drag knife? pen?

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    Newbie here. I have built a couple of printers, but this is my first adventure into cnc.
    Thanks vicious for the cheap first step.
    I am just starting to put the machine together. I have all my pieces printed, all the necessary parts, and hardware.
    I bought the drag knife off of vicious site, but I don’t know what software to use to make it work?? or using a pen??
    I am in the process of printing out the pen holder that vicious posted, and I am sure I have to design some type of holder for the drag knife.
    Ultimately, I intend to put on the $100 laser.
    Just want to get it working first
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thanks in advance



    The easiest way to get your feet wet is a pen and use the engrave setting in estlcam, or mill on the path with a small depth. Same with the knife, but I think there is a lead in setting now to help make better cuts. I use different software for the laser.




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