Could the GF run without the tray installed?

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#1

I have been thinking about the possibility of engraving objects that might be taller than the 1.5 inch clearance. I know you can remove the tray to dump out bits and pieces, but can you run the glowforge without the tray in there? I’m sure it would not be a use that @dan could endorse for various reasons, just curious is all.


Height of cut object?
#2

You get to the 1.5" clearance when the tray is removed. You only have 0.5" clearance with the tray installed.


#3

Which means 1.5" is the maximum after removing the tray. There is a non-removable bottom to the Glowforge case.


#4

Gotcha, I missed that in the specs.


#5

No problem. The solid bottom info is not in the specs. Info provided by the the CEO in response to other posts about height limitation on both models and pass-through restriction on the Pro model.


#6

Once the 6 month warranty is up I expect there will be some interesting case modifications out there!


#7

There definitely will!
Fair warning though. The Basic is considered a Class 1 laser because the laser is completely enclosed. If you cut an opening in, it will be considered a Class 4 laser unless you seal up the hole appropriately.


#8

Yes, as stated, it’s 1.5" after the tray is removed. We definitely do support running without the tray, though.


#12

#13

Nuked a reply with some factually incorrect information (because that winds up getting quoted as gospel later). It’s 6/12 basic/pro.


#14

Will running without the tray, be at the risk of cutting through the bottom of the housing or does i have a metal bottom?


#15

It has a metal bottom under the tray.


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