Just received my GF. Love it. So happy. Worth the 2 years. You are all AWESOME at GF. THANK YOU.
So, my first impression, after cutting something, was “WOW, the exhaust fan is really drawing all the smoke precisely across the optics. I wonder why they didn’t put the exhaust fan on the other side to draw the smoke AWAY from the optics, to keep them clean”
Maybe you have some mojo in there where the smoke doesn’t actually foul up the optics. Just curious what your take on it is. If you had a “oh, dont worry, because XYZ”, sort of statement.
Or, if/when that day happens that they’re foggy from smoke, how do I clean them?
UPDATE: I just found two free Ziess wipes deep in my `forge, behind the cooling tank. Guess they bounced around during shipping. Had I seen these, I definitely would have got the clue a lot earlier. HA! Thank you everyone for the background and info!
I thought the same. There are a number of changes I would make to the way they handled airflow in the unit but as far as maintenance is concerned, it is very minimal. I check it after big jobs, but usually you can tell when its time to clean because the lid cam gets hazy
Do be aware that on the back of the laser head there is a tiny fan responsible for keeping smoke away from the lens. Unfortunately its pulling air from the inside of the laser as well, so it will get rather gunked up after a while, and will need some attention too. I clean this with some canned air any time I clean the other lenses.
I get all my glasses together before opening a pack to clean the machine optics. My cherished RayBan Aviators and the laser always enjoy a virgin wipe, but glasses and magnifying lenses get the hand-me-downs.