My faithful Basic finally spent its tube after 7 years. Since a replacement tube wasn’t available, I went for a refurbished which was scheduled for delivery Saturday but showed up today, Tuesday. Got the message of impending delivery, and was worried about the laser sitting in a truck somewhere with a windchill of 20 below.
When the driver said “It’s wet on the bottom” I was quite sure the coolant would have frozen and broken the tube. The machine was perfectly dry inside, and the coolant tank was full.
Must have been footprints with snow in the truck…?
I don’t know what the refurbishment process is, but I had the left top off to check the coolant tank, and this thing (upgraded from a basic because they had none at the time) looks brand new. All is right with my world again!
Here, I salute the support team for the prompt, courteous service!
My story is the opposite, I paid 6 days earlier, sent the old in when I had notification of shipment, and had the new 4 days later. I’m happy as a clam. Always have been with this company, and my laser.
This makes me happy to hear. May it ever be thus when my turn comes…which could be at any moment in time. One thing for sure…your Glowforge is now spotlessly clean and shiny. Starting fresh is a very good thing.
The end came pretty quickly. Failure to cut completely through with default settings initially, and shortly didn’t penetrate through at all. Additional passes would do it, but when support saw the machine logs and the front and back of the print it was obvious.
We have read of many different experiences, but all I can do is sing their praises.
During the long wait in the ‘before time’ I got fed up with it, everyone was doing their level best and getting razzed for it by so many.
All I did was remove that original obstructive fan grill that would induce turbulence and gather enough debris to obstruct the airflow. A minor design flaw as evidenced by the subsequent redesign in the newer machines. It’s their prerogative if they wish to bill me for it. We’ll see.