Hi all. I’m stumped and have gone through a lot of trouble shooting here, so now I need help.
I just finished making a bunch of coasters for my nieces wedding and had decided to use the scrap sections of PG medium maple to make a bunch of hold-down pins. for future projects.
Any hoo… Through the whole project for my niece I would periodically clean everything, lenses, mirror… any time that I had a board that didn’t 100% cut all the way through. This issue seemed to be increasing in frequency later in the job, but that could have been my imagination.
Now I can’t get a clean cut through. Period.
And the lasers path seems to be quite less precise than before. I’ve cleaned and re-cleaned everything. Checked my power and speed settings. I even went as far s putting a new sheet of maple PG in the GF so it could scan the QR code and I could cross check my settings.
I’ve attached an image of the first board that appeared to cut correctly, but didn’t penetrate the board fully, and my most recent attempt after cleaning everything and checking all my settings. Both are on scrap sections of medium maple PG.
On a side note, it appears that I’m seeing WAY more smoke in the GF as it cuts. Might be my imagination as I’m trying to diagnose this now
I’m at a total loss right now, so any help would be a wondrous help.