Understanding that their target audience is a typical Joannes customer, maintenance would be a huge deal breaker so it makes sense that they chose a Peltier for the Pro. It does a few degrees to the operating range so yay!
Similarly to you, cooling my office is a far simpler solution than anything else. Knowing what I know now, I would have bought the original Plus or maybe a Basic and used those initial savings to put AC in immediately rather than in the summer when the marketed “Enhanced cooling for all-day use” didn’t work as intended
My only complaint about their operating temperature is the looseness of the wording they use to advertise it, “recommended.”
It should either be dropped or changed to required. Then again this is US-based marketing it doesn’t have to be scientifically accurate, just enough to pass legal muster.
p.s. It’s funny how everyone defends GlowForge tooth an nail when someone has an opinion such as: “I like external cooling.” I’m not saying they should have it, just pointing out that we as a community shouldn’t dismiss its usefulness when discussing (trying to find flaws in) other devices.
There are so many people in this community still unwilling to accept that there are other machines that are just as good, and may even be a better match for some people. I literally accepted what we purchased the day we funded, in my eyes, it was only 50/50 it would even materialize. However, I no longer recommend it as the best machine for everyone and I make sure anyone that asks knows what is just marketing noise and what is real information. After all, there are a lot of great features in a GlowForge.
@bansai8creations Thanks! I always figured that it was related to how the passthrough door shoves it around when installed. I will take a look at the video and see if I’m just seating it incorrectly. I’ve never had an issue with anything moving on me, the honeycomb pins make sure of that!