First Glowforge (Basic) - replaced because of the stuck on centering/scanning problem
Refurbished replacement Glowforge (Basic) - having problems producing laser on Full Power setting
I just unpacked this replacement GF yesterday, set it up according to the instructions, linked up to WiFi, didn’t cut anything that evening. Today I decided to give it a go… a buddy of mine requested some simple wound tokens for a game cut from acrylic. This is a file I made and the first GF had no problem producing (until it broke down). I tried cutting the tokens out on proofgrade Medium Red Acrylic (the GF read the QR code and made the correct settings) and the engraving only engraved the “stroke” part of the file (but there was no stroke, only fill), and didn’t cut around to cut the token out of the sheet of acrylic.
I then tried using the “Gift of Good Measure” file, on proofgrade medium draftboard, using proofgrade settings for engrave, score, and cut. The engraving did the same as the wound token, the score was okay, and the cut was non-existent.
I then changed the proofgrade settings from Full Power to 100 on the power slider, and it worked like a charm. The cut actually cut, but not all the way through because of the subtracted power, but it did cut.
Has anyone else experienced a lack of laser when the setting is set to Full Power? Also, I want my GF to work as it should…so is this a “get another replacement GF” scenario?