I need help please with cutting issues..

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  • #25155

    Holly
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    I have upgraded from the Zing Air to the Force. I am using SCAL for the first time as well. I was a MTC user before. I have figured most everything out except I can’t get a clean cut. I have tried changing settings several times but I am getting the same result. I walked away for a couple of days and came back today and started over with suggested settings. I am trying to cut Oracal 651. The blade doesn’t cut all the way through and tears the material. I started with a force of 10 and adjusted in increments of 5 all the way up to 80 with it still not cutting through. Tension is set at one.  What am I doing wrong? I know it’s something simple I am missing. Blade offset is 25.

    Thank you so much!

     

    • This topic was modified 3 weeks, 5 days ago by  Holly.
    #25157

    Holly
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    So its cut depth seems good. These settings were cd 10, offset 25, cs 25, overcut 1.00,

     

     

     

    meh

    #25159

    Sandy
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    It appears to me that the blade is damaged… or, possibly, there is just a bit of vinyl stuck up inside the blade cap?  Check the cap first. If that’s not it, try another red capped blade. Hopefully, you have some spares since you owned the Zing Air.

    #25162

    Holly
    Participant

    The first was a brand new blade. I already tried another blade and that wasn’t it. Just checked the cap and all is clear. :/

    #25170

    Holly
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    The blue was with tension on 6? Any reason why this would be? White was on 1.unnamed (2)

    #25177

    Sandy
    Moderator

    I can’t tell from the photo whether the blue cut is good or bad?  It looks much better than the white cut, of course, but I can’t tell if those edges are still jagged or it’s just the lighting in the photo.  Either way, a BT of 6 is never used with vinyl, unless there’s something very faulty with the blade holder. I suggest starting a support ticket on this one and posting a link to this thread.  http://knkusa.com/support-ticket-request/

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