How do I tell the machine the tray is out? I am doing a manual with tray out and engrave on something 2 in. The manual settings will not take 2 in defaults to .5.
The machine has no idea if the tray is in or out. It only knows if material it’s trying to focus on is within it’s 0 - 1/2" range. You need to bring the surface to be engraved to within that range and use “set focus”.
This might help:
There’s a great tutorial
here on cutting without the crumb tray when you want to work with thicker material. If you want to know the numbers and theory behind it, go read that first, and then come back. Thank you, @henryhbk!
This method uses the digital calipers you should already have, and the not-used-often-enough ZERO button. We’re going to go through the steps from the tutorial above, but without any math or writing down numbers.
The first step is to find the height of your crumb tray’s su…
If it doesn’t do a search on cutting without the crumb tray and there is a bunch of advice.
This comes in handy to ensure your work is in focus range with the tray out.
Thanks for the help @
kanati and @ deirdrebeth, that’s right. I’m going to close this thread - if the problem reoccurs, go ahead and post a new topic.