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  1. It's almost always the encoder strip or reader...

    It's almost always the encoder strip or reader needing to be cleaned or replaced; or the ribbon cable leading to the reader. I've been told you can reverse the ribbon cable to buy yourself some time...
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    Nick, just so you've got all the info; the tubes...

    Nick, just so you've got all the info; the tubes can be recharged/rebuilt. While it is not technically impossible the original tube is still running in its original form after 17 years; it's much...
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    Nick, you hit the nail on the head with why a lot...

    Nick, you hit the nail on the head with why a lot of those machines went in dumpsters or storage rooms. Epilog (finally) quit supporting them a couple or 5 years ago, and doesn't carry any parts. ...
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    I have no idea if this helps or not, but I saw...

    I have no idea if this helps or not, but I saw the new Fusion Pro at the APA convention last month and it looked amazing.

    Large, really fast (I believe they quoted it at 160+ inches/second) and...
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    Thanks guys. Didn't know they were that common. ...

    Thanks guys. Didn't know they were that common.

    I'll definitely buy from a secondary source and save the $$$. Appreciate the tips.
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    Thanks guys, I'll get with an IR supplier and try...

    Thanks guys, I'll get with an IR supplier and try to identify that part.
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    Thanks for the response Ken. I don't see...

    Thanks for the response Ken.

    I don't see anything above that area of the motor that could be leaking. The fluid does seem to be coming out of the screws holding that cover. I'm afraid my...
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    IR Compressor maintenance issues

    Had our 60 Gallon IR compressor plumbed in just over 4 years now. Used on a regular basis but not daily / commercially. Change the oil regularly and keep the belt tension correct. Other than that...
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    Looks like he's using the standoffs that have the...

    Looks like he's using the standoffs that have the LED's built in. I have a set but haven't tried them yet.
  10. Good result yes. As good, not really. As fast...

    Good result yes. As good, not really. As fast and as good, absolutely not.

    We love our Boss laser (Chinese import), but even our older Epilog Legend can run circles around it when it comes to...
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    Hey Anthony! Welcome to SMC. I know the "Red...

    Hey Anthony! Welcome to SMC.

    I know the "Red and Black" is a name commonly used to describe certain machines, usually Chinese Lasers sold on Ebay. That said though, I think if you're going to...
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    Thanks guys. After all that he just wants front...

    Thanks guys. After all that he just wants front mounted bolts.

    I do appreciate the information though, and would love to hear any more tricks people have used as this is a growing part of our...
  13. Trevor, is laserCAD the default software they...

    Trevor, is laserCAD the default software they shipped with your Boss? I was under the impression they were still shipping those machines with RDWorks. I haven't had any problems going from...
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    Thanks Joe. The issue I'm having with this...

    Thanks Joe. The issue I'm having with this particular project is I'm mailing the sign for the customer to install. I was hoping for something where he didn't have to do anything to the actual sign....
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    Flush mount exterior sign (MDO)

    We're starting to get more and more request for outdoor signs. I've got the production process down, but I'm having issues finding the best way to mount signs flush to walls.

    How are signs like...
  16. Interesting. I didn't realize they routed support...

    Interesting. I didn't realize they routed support differently outside the US. I guess it makes sense though.

    I'd just try to get the email of someone who is especially competent in the support...
  17. Vic I'd just call up tech support. The best...

    Vic I'd just call up tech support. The best thing about Epilog is they have (generally) very competent technical support, free for the life of your machine. Might take a little back and forth to...
  18. I do not personally have experience with Full...

    I do not personally have experience with Full Spectrum, BUT I read a lot of laser reviews and forums posts and given the fact that there are plenty of negative interactions with that company that...
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    Also, I'm assuming you already know this, but the...

    Also, I'm assuming you already know this, but the CW3000 isn't a real chiller. It is more like a water re-circulation machine with sensors. It has no true refrigeration mechanism to actually cool...
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    The pump should always be circulating water (very...

    The pump should always be circulating water (very important). Can you tell if it is pumping? Usually if you gently squeeze the silicone tube going to the laser and release you can see it jump when...
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    If you need to ship it in one package at 300lbs,...

    If you need to ship it in one package at 300lbs, you're almost certainly going to need to go with a freight service of some kind. You probably have some local services, Fedex does freight in most...
  22. Sad to hear that. Lee always seemed to want to...

    Sad to hear that. Lee always seemed to want to help no matter how busy he was.
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    Source for a hinge arm

    I'm having problems tracking down a simple hinge arm and was hoping someone here had a source or possibly even just a better search term.

    I need something that is wall mountable, has an arm at...
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    Replacing the power supply did indeed fix the...

    Replacing the power supply did indeed fix the problem. Just wanted to add that here for posterity's sake.

    Thx again Kev.
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    Think we probably need some more details to help...

    Think we probably need some more details to help you any further. Ex:

    What machine are you using? What software? Do you have the business card in a specific file format already? Or are you...
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