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General Discussion / Re: Co2 40, 50, 60w lasers
« on: August 31, 2018, 06:41:17 AM »
Thats what i was thinking, getting maybe a size or 2 up of what one needs so you aren't pushing the limit all the time and shortening the laser life.
I did think though upping from a 40 to a 60 i would gain a bit more on depth, maybe a variable Z axis(movable bed) would be better way to go?

General Discussion / Co2 40, 50, 60w lasers
« on: August 28, 2018, 10:52:37 PM »
With the price of co2 laser engravers coming down fairly fast is the difference between say 40w, 50w, 60w etc. worth the extra price and what sort of extra depth of cut can one expect. If i get one i was thinking of getting a 60w so as not to be pushing the laser full whack all the time as this seams what kills them. maybe using 50-60% most of the time for cutting and having a bit more for the odd ocasion.

What are your thoughts

Thank you for your quick replies as usual, anything I can do to help in return just drop me a line.

Hi Zax, I think I have fixed it, Because this is a small screen in the display settings, scale and layout I had changed to 125% as my eyes are not what they were. I changed back to 100% and it cleared it up and looks fine. I then put back to 125% to try to repeat the fault and windows asked if I wanted to switch on "Fix apps so they are not blurry " Before it was off, by switching it on it fixes the problem, its in the Advanced scaling settings.
So now its fixed and I still have my 125%.
thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

edit, dpi now on 96 both x and y

Hi Zax, DPI gives me 106 on both x and y. whatever that means


Z Axis / Re: Banggood Eleks Z Axis Kit - any issues?
« on: June 17, 2018, 01:00:51 PM »
I have this Z axis, the problem is when you put the laser into the square hole there is no way to fix it in place, the bottom plate has been drilled diagonally and so does not coincide with the fins on the heatsink.

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As title says really, in the laser control window enlarging or maximising the window does not make them fully visible. If I'm careful I can just get them to click on. I'll put up a screenshot from my other pc. I have just installed the Z axis and mana control board.

Windows 10 home x32, V1803

T2 Software Updates / Re: changing from windows 10x32 to 10x64
« on: April 09, 2018, 10:48:32 AM »

I understand that your only harddisk comes with 2 partitions? You may check with a linux live cd as boot medium if there is a chance to expand your c-drive to a bigger size, say 100G by reducing the space of your d-drive on the same hd.

But be careful and if your pc/linux knowledge is on a low level, have a knowledgable friend do the procedure for you after first having made a backup of your c-drive.


The C drive is a 30gb ssd or fixed sdcard  as the screen comes off to use as a tablet, the 500gb is left in the base under the keyboard and the OS is completely independent of the 500gb drive. This drive is indeed split into 2 with a small hidden section for recovery. I donīt need Linux to change partition etc. i have other tools, i can use Linux to get by but am not what you could call proficient, i mainly use it on the raspberry PI and octoprint.

T2 Software Updates / Re: changing from windows 10x32 to 10x64
« on: April 01, 2018, 11:05:00 AM »
All up and running again, found my reg key and its still the same with or without the dvd probably as its USB.
Thanks again

T2 Software Updates / Re: changing from windows 10x32 to 10x64
« on: April 01, 2018, 10:05:00 AM »
Thanks for the offer Zax but I think I'll stay x86, Main reason is space, this little notepad although has a 500gb hard drive the main drive is only 32gb and the bare system takes up half of that. Even installing everything on the hard drive it still adds to windows and grows slowly. Next is drivers, its a 64bit processor but Acer in their wisdom do not have all the drivers for 64bit OS, there are some but are not guaranteed.
As far as I remember T2 installs in C without option for using a different drive, is there a way round that? I really would like to save space on C as it soon eats up.

One last thing should I plug in and install the usb dvd burner before creating the hardware code or without it, I was just thinking that if I plugged in after the code and register it might stop as hardware has effectively changed.
Sorry for all this verbal please blame windows as it was an update that trashed my start menu on W10(seams to be a frequent occurrence.
thanks again
PD. I'll send an email if I get stuck

T2 Software Updates / changing from windows 10x32 to 10x64
« on: April 01, 2018, 03:05:44 AM »
Hi guys, its been a while. Having problems with my little portable i had to reinstall windows and now T2 asks for a new hardware licence key, i looked for my registration email but cannot find it. While looking to sort my problems i noticed that i can upgrade from windows 32 to 64 without charge so before i try it and ask for a new code i was wondering if anything in the hardware id created would change, all hardware is still the same. I think i might have saved the code on one of my other pc's but i'll have to check before asking to get my code resent.

I did buy a usb dvd burner as the pc does not have one but cannot remember if it was before or after registering T2. I do not plug the dvd in unless i need it.


General Discussion / Re: Technique for Creamic tiles with diode laser
« on: January 17, 2018, 01:28:10 PM »
That looks really cool, well done and thanks for sharing.

STL / Re: X carriage tensioner for new eleksmaker with openbuild wheels
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:32:23 PM »
Plus the cost of a printer

Yes but once you have one you wonder what you did without it, always something you can fix or mod  8) not to mention the odd buck on the side.


Benbox / Re: Any of the software work on a MAC
« on: January 03, 2018, 01:26:04 PM »
Don't know if on a mac its different but i just run the test with the button on top of the laser pressed, it keeps it at minimum but i can still see where the image is going.

I found out by accidentally starting a burn and forgot to depress the button  :-[


Thanks Zax, it will just till i find the right one then I'll solder it, a lot easier and faster to just plug & test, change , plug & test etc. once found then solder it.

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