I’ve probably got about an hour or so worth of cutting so far on this new Glowforge.
I’ve got my settings down great for this maple plywood I’ve been using. It’s been cutting perfectly, but on my first failure I noticed its kerf looked quite a bit wider than usual as it was cutting. When I took it out, it had a cut right where it began, but then slowly faded to no cuts at all (see pic).
I thought my auto focus was off somehow, so I did a test cut with auto focus definitely hitting the board. It didn’t cut through. Looked clean on the other side. Same big looking kerf.
Thinking it must be the auto focus messing up, I tried manually setting the material thickness and making sure my cut was focused for that. (material thickness was from a caliper, and I’ve successfully cut this material this way before). Same failed cut.
I then got some PG draftboard out and did the whole she-bang. It failed the cut. Looks clean on the other side. I recorded a simple video to show it failing the PG cut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FVNZL9aves
Not sure what to do from here other than attempting to clean the entire thing, but as I said, it doesn’t have that many hours on it so it feels odd to need to do that from such a fresh machine.