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APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

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APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

Postby Engraver » April 9th, 2013, 3:47 pm

Could those of you using APD plotters tell me what your offset setting is for the 60 degree blade when cutting thick stuff?

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Re: APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

Postby airrat » April 12th, 2013, 9:13 am

Kevin I have not changed from the setting that it goes to when i choose the 60 degree blade which is 015. But I also use the Tangent setting which is also 015. So I don't know if it always defaults to that setting.

If you find something different let me know. I have looked around but I have not found anything different. I looked on the winpc website and the settings they suggested for others were close to that as well. When I found some spare time I was going to play around.
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Re: APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

Postby Engraver » April 13th, 2013, 1:00 pm

Mine is set at .016 for 60 degree blade - but have noticed that my corners are not as sharp as they were ie "V-tips" on M,N,V,W end up beign curled and not crisp and pointy. Perhaps it's the thickness of the Clean-Cut Blades and the stiffness of the material I'm using (Hartco 930 High Grip Vinyl). I do not use tangent mode setting as it is so slow, I just select pressure and blade type 60 degrees) and cut away. Maybe I should be at .015? When I changed the offset even a little a I had problems when cutting more than 1 design next to each other like the image shifted to the left for some reason and cut over the previous design.

Maybe I will have to revert back to the OEM blades witch have a very thin blade neck - will have to order some to see if it makes a difference,

thanks for responding.
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Re: APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

Postby Engraver » April 14th, 2013, 5:06 pm

Re-tested on the Tangent mode and had nice crisp "v" cuts with the Clean-Cut Blades but it cuts so painfully slow that way.
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Re: APD extreme plotter offset for 60 degree blade

Postby StrikingStone » May 16th, 2013, 1:06 pm

I have found that the Clean-Cut blades are too think to use with thicker mask (3M 520, Anchor 116). They push the material around too much. I get my blades from SignMax http://www.signmax.us/AchatenLigne/Prod ... &IdProd=88. My offset is 15 and works well.
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