Hey all. Ive got some 3/4 inch eva foam arriving today and want to cut it on my Basic. I know that over 1/2" means I will need to cut without the crumb tray in place. Ive never tried that before. Tips? Tricks? Setting suggestions?
EDIT: Thanks for all the help!
As you can see from the change in title, I did get it to work.
Here’s what I did:
I started by simply putting a test piece on the honeycomb. THIS DOES NOT WORK WELL because part of the print head hits things this thick.
I removed the crumb tray completely (remember to remove the print head with the machine off when you do this).
I used my initial test piece to space up a Proofgrade draft board sheet that I also have used under felt, etc. Then I placed the second test piece on that.
Grizzarkhov’s test print was wonderful. I tried a bunch of settings and a few different numbers of passes.
*Watch out if you’re a FULL POWER person. I got bigtime flareups on full power during testing.
I used blue tape to tape down the foam on the edges, just in case.
*The setting I ended up using is 200 speed, 90 power, 3 passes., 0.5 inch focus. It doesn’t quite cut through all of it in all places, because of a texture on the underside of the foam, but it does leave some marks on the draftboard. Since my design is all straight lines and I have an Xacto, that’s not a problem.
You can use 200 speed, 95 power, 3 passes to get to where 99% of all lines are cut all the way through, but it does give you more scorch on whatever’s under your foam.
If you’re thinking of trying 7/8 or 1-inch EVA, I am pretty sure you won’t get there without using full power and that causes bad flareups.