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    So then, the board, for the moment anyway, will...

    So then, the board, for the moment anyway, will be unique to version 3, making one useless without the other, so I would think they'd sell them together-?

    John-- never figured out the 'safe...
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    I see from your monitor that EzCad STILL has NOT...

    I see from your monitor that EzCad STILL has NOT fixed the ONE issue that creates more scrapped parts than anything else I can think of:

    F1=RED LIGHT
    F2=FIRE THE LASER

    Seriously, that's...
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    are you X-hatching or single? Try running...

    are you X-hatching or single?

    Try running some X-hatch clean-up passes at say, .04mm hatch spacing 500mm/s, 70% power and 60khz. Maybe up the power if you think it'll help. The slower...
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    Just reading thru the Lasercut manual-- check the...

    Just reading thru the Lasercut manual-- check the "corner power" settings to make sure they're fairly close to the main power settings; corner power should be around 4 or 5% lower than actual power.....
  5. Glass refrigerator shelves, anyone break one?

    Wife came home from the store and had to put away a 36-pack of diet Pepsi's in the basement fridge. I opened one end of the box then just willynilly hucked thing on the shelf- which was already...
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    Seems 2.14.10 may be the last for the V2...

    Seems 2.14.10 may be the last for the V2 software? I say this only because I can't remember anyone who's stated they have a higher version... My 2 ebay machines came with 14.10, my 3-year old Triumph...
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    If I did the math somewhat correctly, you'll...

    If I did the math somewhat correctly, you'll spend ~$615 on materials, you mentioned 79, I counted 80, plaques. $1500 budget less $615 materials = $885 for your labor, @ 80- plaques thats $11 per...
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    Know what else doesn't come with spares? ...

    Know what else doesn't come with spares?

    416226416227
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    MANY years ago I was working for a trailer place,...

    MANY years ago I was working for a trailer place, was routing off the extra front wall aluminum while kneeling on the roof, ended up at the doctors office after the first 4' section wrapped around...
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    To expound on Doug's post above-- going outside...

    To expound on Doug's post above-- going outside ebay can get you hacked, I found that out the hard way once. In that case the ebay ad was actually hacked-in to the ebay ad page I was searching. Some...
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    Voltage regulators can break and pop when they...

    Voltage regulators can break and pop when they do. Had one do that in the power supply of a laser engraver. We replaced it, but still no worky, something else that wasn't so apparent caused it to...
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    Our anniversary is coming up, a week from...

    Our anniversary is coming up, a week from today...

    We met August 2nd, a few days after my July birthday.
    She gave me a bad phone number (accident) so I couldn't call.
    So the next weekend she...
  13. --and we have this-- 415981 Ralph mentions...

    --and we have this--
    415981

    Ralph mentions Glowforge coming up on top when googling 'the big 3'... For me, awhile back any laser google put Keyence Lasers at the top...

    Note that...
  14. Suggestion for those of you who mask stuff on a...

    Suggestion for those of you who mask stuff on a fairly regular basis, and use transfer tape rather than blue tape--

    I found a transfer tape that works great for laser masking, the reason is, it...
  15. As to people buying a Glowforge vs other lasers:...

    As to people buying a Glowforge vs other lasers: The power of advertizing at work, their ads are all over Youtube... when was the last time you had to wait 5 seconds on a Ray Fine ad? ;)

    A good...
  16. would any of YOU want to pull the residual...

    would any of YOU want to pull the residual masking off that wolf's head? ;)
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    My 80w Triumph is almost 6 years old. The machine...

    My 80w Triumph is almost 6 years old. The machine is used 'regularly' but not necessarily daily, probably 4 out of 7 days it's used. I use it to engrave larger anodized operator panels I build that...
  18. Well- the only ULS I ever owned didn't come with...

    Well- the only ULS I ever owned didn't come with air assist (ahem ;) ) - But my other 4 machines do-
    My Gravograph machines, air can be turned on both in the settings menu,
    415925

    and manually...
  19. Turn the air assist OFF, it's causing the problem...

    Turn the air assist OFF, it's causing the problem by forcing the soot onto the wood. Air assist should only be used for cutting, not raster engraving :)
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    The 40w tubes in those K40 desktop lasers MIGHT...

    The 40w tubes in those K40 desktop lasers MIGHT put out 40 watts if the machine's hit by lightning.. these machines are likely rated by their absolute maximum tested output... anyway, others here are...
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    There's always these things-- 415898 As to...

    There's always these things--
    415898

    As to poison- most of our recreation toys reside at our favorite boat harbor, and every kind of varmint known to man does too. Nothing more fun than hearing...
  22. And working that slowpoke laser is probably still...

    And working that slowpoke laser is probably still faster than working my 'state of the art' Windows 10/ HP laptop that does literally nothing but run EzCad to run one of my fibers. And I swear, a 3 x...
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    I just googled the machine you're talking about,...

    I just googled the machine you're talking about, looks like there IS a Chinese-based 'Universal Engraver', not to be confused with the US based 'Universal Laser'. Never heard of them. Universal Laser...
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    It's not the beam alignment, it's the gantry...

    It's not the beam alignment, it's the gantry alignment, which you were adjusting in the first place- you need to loosen one of gear cogs (far right is my choice) from the drive rod, then you can push...
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    the rod with threads is the plunger rod, what's...

    the rod with threads is the plunger rod, what's been taken off is the extension. The table going down tells me the auto focus limit switch is the problem. The plunger may be pushed upward into its...
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