Hi! Just wondering if anyone has found some settings that work for them for nonproofgrade materials. Been trying to mess around with the machine, but with time constraints it’s been really tough and I need to start getting products out.
Mostly using 1/8, 3/16 & 1/4 birch plywood and 0.093 clear acrylic.
Would really appreciate a ‘cheat sheet’ of these settings if anyone has!
Do you have a Basic, Plus or Pro?
A half hour of testing might get you what you want. Just take make some squares and circles of different colors and go from Full power at 150 and see what happens. Then go either way more or less speed.
Thank you! I appreciate it. I have the Pro. I plan to mess around a bit more, but between work and 3 little kids it’s just a bit tough. I don’t have much time to run it before the kids have to sleep.
Get an inline fan and it will be so quiet they will sleep right through everything.
I’ve read a little about them. Do they just hook up to the machine before the vent goes on?
You’ll never have to ask for settings again with a solid test routine:
Don’t know what settings to use on a material? The only way to be sure is to test. Good news! You can effectively test on a thin strip on the edge of your material, it’s fast and easy.
I use this shape to do so (SVG attached):
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Or click here for the ZIP: Material_test.zip (3.3 KB)
Set the first operation to score (the numbers). You’ll use these to identify your cut pieces later.
Set each of the curve shapes to a power/speed combo t…
Also to answer the 100 other questions you don’t even know you have yet:
Overall welcome Maybe too entry level?
This will help you figure out how to cut new materials, really useful skill to have.
Essential if you’re going to cut anything non PG (which you will, probably)
What else might you need?
Welcome! We can’t wait to see what you make
I put my fan at the very end of the vent hose so it pulls the air the entire way and exits the window.
I was blown away how much quieter the machine is with a booster and the internal exhaust fan turned off!
That’s the right way to do it, as you don’t have to worry about any leaks in the duct setup. I’ve been running an inline pretty much the beginning, never had any odor in the house.