Just received my Glowforge basic model but not yet unpacked it because I’m not sure now that it’s going to work for me. The delivery email included a link to a manual, which I hadn’t seen before. This manual lists an incredibly narrow operating temperature window for the device which tops out at a fairly cool 75F.
That just won’t work in Central Texas!
In the summer we have the house HVAC set to 78F, while the AC in the garage (where the bench is set up ready and waiting) gets it down to about 80F. The bedroom at night is cooler at 73F, but I don’t really want a laser cutter in there. Given that summer here starts about now and runs through October, that would be over half the year when this device would not be usable in either my garage or my house.
My question then. Is the 75F figure real? If it’s a genuine number then very sadly I can’t use the device I’ve waited a long time for, and I guess I have a Glowforge basic for sale. I’m in Austin TX if anyone in the area would like it, and has a freezing cold workshop.