My first GF had a “head hits the front door” problem, and was returned.
The replacement GF isn’t cutting all the way through PG material.
I’ve cleaned the lenses and windows, triple-checked to make sure that they are completely dust and print free. The material is flat, crumbtray is clean and sitting flat.
I just tried a test and confirmed that 2 cuts through does cut.
I’m using PG medium maple hardwood (QR “Glowforge:B:AJAAFAk”). And this is where I just noticed something. The PG settings says to use a cut of 189/full with the focus height set to 0.125". However, my calipers say that the material (with tape) is 0.141", and without tape is 0.131".
Would this thickness difference between the actual PG material and PG settings account for it not cutting through?
My first GF (that was returned) did cut through this exact same board when I placed it in the middle of the crumbtray. Did someone change the thickness setting for the material?
I also read about a recent software change by glowforge. Could this impact the ability to cut through PG material?
Meanwhile: If I manually set the correct material thickness, will that be enough to make it cut through? Or should I also slow down the speed (since I can’t increase the power) to something like 165/full?