Got my Glowforge (Basic) Thursday morning. Set-up was exceedingly easy, helped by the fact that I had a couple years to ready the space, cart, vent, etc. My still hasn’t arrived, so I’ve been trying to get my bearings with material I’ve been collecting. I spent the afternoon trying to cut the Founders ruler out of 3/16th hardwood (oak, I think) veneer plywood, but couldn’t get it to cut through. Figured I just needed to dial in settings. I messed around with cardboard and paper a little bit and then called it a night.
Friday, I came back and tried some tests:
Cut at 180/60 (per this thread) (barely cut through first layer)
Cut at 180/100 (cut through)
on a piece of 1/4" (0.212" MDF hardboard)
I’ve done a lot of different test cuts:
100/FULL, 3 passes (cut a bit more than halfway through, seriously charred)
Thick Hardboard PG (maybe 1/2 way through)
100 speed at various powers. None of them cut through.
Am I doing something wrong?