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    I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it...

    I don't remember exactly but I'm pretty sure it was just one of the outputs, I'll look when I get in the office today and let you know.
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    This may sound like an off-the-wall question, but...

    This may sound like an off-the-wall question, but are both of your cabinet lights working?

    There were several people I know that had otherwise un-solveable problems and it turned out to be the...
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    Optics, alignment, or tube is all it really could...

    Optics, alignment, or tube is all it really could be. Check all the mirrors and lens for debris, check your alignment again, and ensure your bed is coplanar with the X axis (not necessarily level). ...
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    You hit the nail on the head Kev! I have turned...

    You hit the nail on the head Kev! I have turned away lots of work but it would be pretty rare that I would turn away work when I don't have anything better to do, that's just not smart throwing away...
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    There is no such thing as an "Amazon" laser just...

    There is no such thing as an "Amazon" laser just as there is no such thing as an "eBay" laser. They are products sold by 3rd party sellers that use Amazon and eBay as their venue. So asking if...
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    As a side note - SSD's have a finite number of...

    As a side note - SSD's have a finite number of writes and using them for temp/backup purposes will shorten their lifespan, possibly significantly. Whenever possible it is best to use a hard drive...
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    It is happening with both machines and has from...

    It is happening with both machines and has from day 1. 99.9% of my engraving for the last 3 years has been within about a 2-3" area directly below the lens. Unfortunately, the red dot is so big...
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    Have you noticed it on one axis more than the...

    Have you noticed it on one axis more than the other? Mine is 90% on Y.
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    Fiber image shift

    This issue has been going on for a long time and I always blamed it on the Z height but now I have eliminated that so I am at a loss.

    Here is the setup.

    I engrave about 80 different anodized...
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    I see it in X8 quite often and I'm running it on...

    I see it in X8 quite often and I'm running it on a pretty powerful workstation. No pattern that I have noticed, but then again I'm not really looking for one.
  11. Thanks Clark!

    Thanks Clark!
  12. What did you find and where did you find it? I...

    What did you find and where did you find it? I searched for a fix not long after it happened but there wasn't anything 100% so I didn't bother and haven't looked since.
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    It looks to me like you have mechanical issues...

    It looks to me like you have mechanical issues and that's why they had you adjust the belt. Check the X axis bearings, they could be worn and wobbling a bit. An easy way to tell would be to slow it...
  14. I have a few macros that were written for X5 and...

    I have a few macros that were written for X5 and the developer won't rewrite them for anything more current, so I use X5 and X8 on my primary machine. The one thing about X5 that you'll find...
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    Whatever you do in Corel will always happen on...

    Whatever you do in Corel will always happen on the current layer. Since I don't have 2017 I can't test it, but see if you select the layer you want to work with and then close and save if it comes...
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    Over the years I received various RFQ's that...

    Over the years I received various RFQ's that included a specific depth for engraving. 100% of the time when I questioned them about it they said don't worry about it, just some engineer that...
  17. Although it's not difficult to determine what...

    Although it's not difficult to determine what stepper motor you need and how to wire it up, if you do it incorrectly then you risk damage to the mainboard in your laser which will cost you a small...
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    There used to be people that swore copper would...

    There used to be people that swore copper would explode and send metal shrapnel and that it was so much more dangerous than plastic. I watched a video about 10 years ago where they tested copper vs...
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    Pex lines are ok for air but the fittings are...

    Pex lines are ok for air but the fittings are not, at least according to various websites I have read. There are a few products that are made for compressed air, but not the same pex and fittings...
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    That's exactly the reason to use it Kev. You...

    That's exactly the reason to use it Kev. You want to condense the water out before it gets to your equipment and copper lines are the best way to do that.



    That's due to the air being hot...
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    I can't find the diagram but there was a website...

    I can't find the diagram but there was a website I found with some great info about running shop air and the various connections needed. What they recommended was to run a single copper line all...
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    Kev - would it have been worth $50 to have the...

    Kev - would it have been worth $50 to have the computer back up and running in less than an hour? I have Casper 10 on my main computers and way back when it was ver 4 or 5 I actually had to use it...
  23. Thread: Glow Forge

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    I recently started playing guitar and there are...

    I recently started playing guitar and there are tons of instructional videos on youtube so I'm there a lot.
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    I have had a few large items over the years that...

    I have had a few large items over the years that I wouldn't have been able to do with a smaller laser, or one with a pass-through, but the majority of the reason a large bed is beneficial to me is...
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    Yep, the bots are alive and well on SMC... :mad:

    Yep, the bots are alive and well on SMC... :mad:
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