I’ve seen a lot of problems reported about getting through material, but didn’t see anything that explains how I might address this. I’ve seen this now on 3 prints of different thicknesses.
- Material pinned down (woodpecker plywood)
- Focus height pretty damn close to actual (I just re-calibered - .123 vs. .125 and .25 vs. .243)
- Maybe a touch of warp, but barely noticeable
- Recently ran calibration
I did several test cuts on squares (since the straightline speed seems to be faster and most problematic) to dial in my settings. On the 1/8" I’m using 210 @ Full and on the 1/4" I’m using 125 @ Full (Pro). Masked front only using transfer tape.
On the attached image, I pulled the sheet, realized that it didn’t get through and ran another pass on the outlines and didn’t get through it - just got a bunch of scorching on the verso.
This isn’t just a “little” miss, it’s like a ply and a half that didn’t get cut. Super frustrating when you spend the time doing a bunch of test cuts and trying to dial in the settings (not a fast process) only to get an unusable result. There are two center holes in the middle piece that aren’t even visible.
If it happened once, I’d chalk it up to some warpage and being too close to the margin on speed. But, since it seems to have happened on the last 5 sheets, starting to feel like I’m missing something. The vast majority of my “single small piece” cuts I’ve done have generally been fine and only a few minor hobby knife issues with puzzles I’ve done. But now I’m just wasting material and frustrated trying to gang up multiple pieces to produce some holiday gifts.
Love any advice for how I might debug this.
And while I’m asking, when do you use multiple passes? Given that all I got was scorching out of a full second pass, I’m not really sure what situations it does help out on?
Thanks in advance