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    I respectfully DISAGREE.... the base machine is...

    I respectfully DISAGREE.... the base machine is just mechanical. No wiring, no motors, no controller. Add $1600 min for the nema 23 if you want to stay with Avid. That gets you on up to $5000. Got...
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    crimper is cheap and works. I made one when I...

    crimper is cheap and works. I made one when I really needed it, but a good one is great. Makes it easy to fit things together. (still use screws where needed.)
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    I've two horizontal racks that I use for a lot of...

    I've two horizontal racks that I use for a lot of my wood. These were Rockler or similar tubing type units. Got them on walls high enough that bottom shelf is eye level, rest goes to the ceiling....
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    I agree with the experts above. I've even done...

    I agree with the experts above. I've even done some that I would swear weren't etched from the angle I was looking at them while on the table. I usually make sure I do two passes at different non...
  5. Call me ignorant, but I have similar system where...

    Call me ignorant, but I have similar system where I used 12v to turn on 220 volt motor. Just change out from 110v to 220 volt relay. But I do like the idea of screwing down multiple remotes.
  6. Sometthing wrong with a 50 watt and can't remove...

    Sometthing wrong with a 50 watt and can't remove paint. try the settings for metal cleaning, 135degree, .02mm hatch (I forget the power and freq). If that doesn't work, something wrong.
  7. For the size machine, 80 watts is enough for...

    For the size machine, 80 watts is enough for everything you want to do with it....
    It's made for speed engraving, not as much for cutting. Good job. sounds like good price also.
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    Jim, sure, but it is still a guess, is it tight...

    Jim, sure, but it is still a guess, is it tight because I'm hitting bottom, or just because it's getting tight. T tracks next time..... I sure thought about it, and should have done it.
  9. Did the seller use it? how does he know nothing?...

    Did the seller use it? how does he know nothing?

    Is it set up to run? if so, easy, take scrap ply and a file and see if it will run. Cut and engrave. Noise? everything seems to work? bed...
  10. Hmmm, video above is private now. no link. I...

    Hmmm, video above is private now. no link.
    I went pretty darn deep on my glock slide with my 20 watt, not anywhere through it though. (as deep as the normal rear grooves.)
    It just takes a while. ...
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    I just did the threaded nuts coming from bottom...

    I just did the threaded nuts coming from bottom up on the spoilboard. I really don't like the setup. There are several issues. Holes aren't in right place. Clamps are above the work (Yeah, I...
  12. Interesting, I never have cut off a color, (knew...

    Interesting, I never have cut off a color, (knew it was there, but just didn't use it.) Most of my stuff is relatively simple, never needed more than 3 colors/powers.
    I just mainly use selected...
  13. on my versions, it appears you have the box...

    on my versions, it appears you have the box checked on SHOW CONTOUR at the very bottom of the screen. Uncheck it and the program should highlight ALL the designs on the screen with a rectangle. ...
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    12mm gears with a laser is not easily...

    12mm gears with a laser is not easily accomplished. I KNOW my 80 watt won't cut through any hard material that is a half inch thick with any decent results. I would expect a 150watt or higher would...
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    me too Kev, I've got a few, one is plastic clips,...

    me too Kev, I've got a few, one is plastic clips, 16 up, engrave both sides. $0.32 each, but usually only 500 at a time. takes about 36 seconds each side including me changing out and flipping...
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    Thanks Kev, I'll see what transpires. I'm...

    Thanks Kev, I'll see what transpires. I'm waiting on next trial. First one went well, cut parts to his satisfaction. The printer had used 'his' material instead of the customer's acrylic, but I...
  17. Search locally for used machine. There are some...

    Search locally for used machine. There are some that pop up fairly regularly. I got a shapeoko last month, I had minor issue with a couple of parts and they shipped me replacements the next...
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    Great Idea. I though about some sort of...

    Great Idea. I though about some sort of template, but the acrylic would work well.
    And DUUHHH, I can see through the sheet I'm cutting.
    Heck, I've got plenty of 'scrap' (odd color rowmark)...
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    New challenge

    I've a new customer that wants me to cut out shapes. The trick is this is a 2'x4' sheet with several hundred printed images on the sheet and I'll be cutting out around them.
    The printer is actually...
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    When I've done the LMM14, a foam brush works, but...

    When I've done the LMM14, a foam brush works, but it eats it up. So you have bits of foam in the material pretty quickly.
    I successfully used a small acid brush to brush it out. But it doesn't...
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    Thought one was a 20.... Yeah, I engraved on an...

    Thought one was a 20.... Yeah, I engraved on an old Smith & Wesson revolver cylinder Saturday. I set focus about a mm or so below the surface and It worked well.
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    Yep, sand blast them. Sorry, my engraving on...

    Yep, sand blast them. Sorry, my engraving on glass is ok at best. Looks good on cheap glass like liquor bottles and dollar general glass, but not always pretty.
    Sand carving looks way better than...
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    Is that your 30 watt Kev? I've a little Kimber...

    Is that your 30 watt Kev? I've a little Kimber that has great stippling on the back, but nothing on the front. I've resorted to using some stair tape on it (which works well, but not real pretty) ...
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    Glock? To stipple with a 20 Watt fiber Start...

    Glock? To stipple with a 20 Watt fiber Start with 150mm/s Speed, 75% power, 300 frequency, 90 and 270 degree .02 mm line spacing.
    Single pass and if deeper needed go over again. I have my...
  25. FWIW, my local Sam's had a 32" curved Samsung...

    FWIW, my local Sam's had a 32" curved Samsung monitor for all of $199 last week, and not a closeout.
    Just under the resolution you noted.
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