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    Just remember not to hot-patch the rotary with...

    Just remember not to hot-patch the rotary with the Trotec powered up. Do the plug in connection with the engraver powered down. Trust me, learned the hard way: $600 will buy you a new board for the...
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    Rodney! Great to hear from you!! I assume you've...

    Rodney!
    Great to hear from you!! I assume you've been as busy as always? Or have you finally started to gain some time for yourself?
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    I've used Laser Research Optics from Providence,...

    I've used Laser Research Optics from Providence, RI, a division of Meller Optics. Just got a 2.5 inch, cost plus ship was $175.00. I've used them before, they are unmounted.

    Art Anderson
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  4. I installed a new computer. In the middle of a...

    I installed a new computer. In the middle of a large stamp, the 'puter decided to go to sleep. Somehow it knocked the Trotec Speedy 300 off line. After resetting the computer to never sleep, all is...
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    Just remember not to hot-patch the rotary to make...

    Just remember not to hot-patch the rotary to make a connection. Have the engraver powered down when connecting the rotary's cable. Been there, done that, paid for a new board on the rotary......
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    Glad to hear it, Mike. Same here, dropped it in,...

    Glad to hear it, Mike. Same here, dropped it in, tighten a few things, hook up a couple wires, and good as new. Again, I didn't even have to re-align the unit. They win the "Happy Happy" in my book....
  7. In April of last year, I had my Trotec Speedy 300...

    In April of last year, I had my Trotec Speedy 300 45 watt Coherent tube remanufactured by Photovac Laser Corporation in Grove City, Ohio as the price was significantly less than quoted by other...
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    You'll be happy with the weight when you run that...

    You'll be happy with the weight when you run that puppy at full speed, and it doesn't shake a bit from directional change. The 300's built like a tank!

    One word of advice when you get the rotary:...
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    Trotec's Peedy 300 (the "S" got ripped off when...

    Trotec's Peedy 300 (the "S" got ripped off when the delivery guy unpacked it) had to come in tipped on its back, then placed on its base to land in my shop. In a snow storm. May you have better luck!...
  10. We'll try our hand...

    We'll try our hand...
  11. Had my Speedy 300 since 2007, and I've realigned...

    Had my Speedy 300 since 2007, and I've realigned twice, once after re-gassing the tube, and another simply to prove it was correct in the first place. Mirrors shouldn't be doing what yours is...
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    I can tell you that the ceramicore isn't a...

    I can tell you that the ceramicore isn't a retrofit option into older machines. When I inquired about the ability to do so since I needed to have my tube reworked, Trotec wanted me to consider a...
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    Welcome! Just for future reference, don't...

    Welcome! Just for future reference, don't hot-patch the rotary with the laser powered up. Plugging or unplugging the rotary into the unit when it is powered up could cause you blow a board in the...
  14. Couny me in too!

    Couny me in too!
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    Count me in too!

    Count me in too!
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    Count me in too!

    Count me in too!
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    Count me in also. Art

    Count me in also. Art
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    Count me in too! Art

    Count me in too!

    Art
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    I'd look at it this way: the cone is keeping all...

    I'd look at it this way: the cone is keeping all those sharp shards of glass from hitting the lens. I get the same thing when working on stone and also rubber stamps.
    Wipe it down occasionally, and...
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    I've added CO2 to the air assist in order to keep...

    I've added CO2 to the air assist in order to keep the flaring down on the "no odor" rubber when making stamps. If I don't use it, the edges of fine lines and letters will essentially burn or bubble...
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    Hey, that's cheating! You're supposed to suffer...

    Hey, that's cheating! You're supposed to suffer through every job! Actually, its a brilliant idea. Maybe a secondary income source: turn several fixtures and offer them for sale! Nice job...

    Art...
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    Yup.... I know that look....sadly said the credit...

    Yup.... I know that look....sadly said the credit card....
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    I cracked my first lens from dirt buildup on the...

    I cracked my first lens from dirt buildup on the bottom of the lens, caused by having the air assist running too strong and creating a venturi effect. The dust and fumes were actually pulled up onto...
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    Don is the best! When I was having trouble...

    Don is the best! When I was having trouble reaching the now-fired rep for my area, I went to the trade show in Charlotte 5 years ago. Universal reps ignored me, Epilog handed me brochures, Don...
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    Sorry, Lee: Didn't mean to rehash old news.

    Sorry, Lee: Didn't mean to rehash old news.
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