I like to cut a lot of fine paper things, like this tri-fold card. The problem I run into is that when tiny bits of paper are cut out, the fan invariably blows it out of the way, and often the discarded bit of paper lands on top of some place that still needs cutting (and prevents it from cutting) or worse yet flops around at a weird angle and catches on fire because the laser hits discarded paper at an unfocused point.
Ideally, there would be some way for me to turn off the blower for these types of jobs. (After all, in this case, the blower is more likely to cause a fire than if it weren’t blowing at all!) But I’m sure that will never be an option.
So I’ve tried “Easy Tack” spray so to very lightly glue the paper to a second surface, and cut on this. This keeps the discards from blowing around, but that tacky sticky glue doesn’t really wipe off and keeps your paper work gummy for a while.
I’ve thought about manufacturing something like a blower-diverter that I can attach to the head for jobs like this, something that diverts the blowers air in a different direction.
Anyone else found solutions for this issue?