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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...
  4. --and we have this-- 415981 Ralph mentions...

    --and we have this--
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    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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  9. 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,
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    and manually...
  10. 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...
  13. 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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    I have a borrowed repair manual, it isn't for...

    I have a borrowed repair manual, it isn't for your machine but most Gravograph machines are very similar where electronics are concerned...According to my manual you'll get this message due to a...
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    I never liked whole gooey marshmallows, I always...

    I never liked whole gooey marshmallows, I always did the 'layered' on-fire method; catch on fire for about 2 seconds, blow it out, wait a few seconds for it to cool, pull off the burnt ring and eat...
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    This is an example of why I'm suggesting 'photo...

    This is an example of why I'm suggesting 'photo mode'; several years ago this place approached me about engraving their wine glasses. Until then I hadn't done much glass, some text on a few mirrors...
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    Ironically, I have one of each :) My Triumph...

    Ironically, I have one of each :)

    My Triumph is the 'portable', their term for it--
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    I went to the Ray Fine website and found a 50w...

    I went to the Ray Fine website and found a 50w 'split' that was equipped with a dynamic-focus 3D scan head- No pricing on the site, and information in general was, IMO, a bit on the sparce side... so...
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    Do this: Ask them the cost, and what it covers...

    Do this: Ask them the cost, and what it covers and deductibles. Tell them thanks but no thanks.
    Then go online to your bank, create a savings account, and have your bank automatically transfer the...
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    to expound on Real's post, you could have,...

    to expound on Real's post, you could have, especially on the laser's snout but anywhere in the light path- mirror, collimator-- any type of burn spot can absorb, or SPLIT the beam, which can cause a...
  24. To find out if it's copper, do you have any...

    To find out if it's copper, do you have any liquid metal oxides handy, such as Aloxide or any of the various types/brands of oxides designed to blacken anodized aluminum or lacquered brass after...
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    what machine? Belt tension? If you're...

    what machine?

    Belt tension? If you're engraving that piece close to the far left side, slack in the belt may account for part of it- try engraving the same thing in the middle of the table, and...
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