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Gerald out of alignment #931

amcewen opened this issue Sep 28, 2018 · 3 comments


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commented Sep 28, 2018

Jade was having trouble getting Gerald to cut through 3mm ply today. We traced the problem to the laser hitting the air-assist cone and so only partial power reaching the wood.

As a temporary fix, I've removed the air-assist cone so she can carry on with her cutting, but we need to adjust the mirror to fix things (maybe exacerbated by #387?)


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commented Oct 1, 2018

I adjusted the alignment of the mirrors on Sunday and Gerald was then able to cut 6mm MDF over the extremes of the bed.

I also found a few loose bolts on the lens block as well as a few loose screws on the mirror on the lens block. All were tightened and the mirror screws will be checked on future alignments.

@magman2112 magman2112 closed this Oct 1, 2018

@johncain39 johncain39 reopened this Oct 3, 2018


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commented Oct 3, 2018

Hi Guys, the laser is slightly out of alignment and could do with a little TLC to put it right. Only just heard about the orings for the mirrors which are needed too. Laser head has been removed for now and air assist tube secured by a zip tie aimed at nozzle.


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commented Oct 18, 2018

@dazz-ling adjusted the top mirror slightly last week and the Gerald now appears to be cutting OK with the Air Assist nozzle re-fitted again. So closing this issue again.

@magman2112 magman2112 closed this Oct 18, 2018

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