I have decided to part ways with Glowforge. This business model for premium feature’s was not what I was lead to believe when buying a device through kickstarter. I feel very let down by Glowforge especially with the device having an early defect and expect me to pay out of pocket for it.
The device is currently in Boulder, Co. in storage (In a friends spare room) while I am moving so I putting feeler’s out and will have pictures soon. The rear hinge has separated from the top glass. The machine works with no issues, other than when I close/ open the door, I hold the rear hinge together. This could easily be fixed by applying some epoxy to the back. I have decided NOT to do that in order to preserve the fix for someone else either wanting to do it through the manufacturer or themselves.
This is a great option for someone looking to get into forging for 3/4 of the price for a new Basic. Comes with the original box and all the shipping materials. I’ll include my cutting material as well for free so you have something to start with.