- Richard RouseParticipantJune 29, 2016 at 1:51 pmPost count: 16
I’ve got all of my laser cutter stuff ala leo’s article.
As I’ve been using my mpcnc over the last few weeks, I have noticed that my table is not quite parallel to the cutting plane of my Dewalt.
While I’m not sure of the angular variance, I know that I’m off by about 2mm from side to side. for cnc routing, I just accept that I’m cutting into my spoiler board to compensate..and I really don’t care about that.
My question is:
Will this cause a major issue when I put the laser cutter on the z axis? I know that the laser needs to be focused.. will 2mm throw that out of wack?BarryParticipantJune 29, 2016 at 3:06 pmPost count: 331
Probably. How much, I’m not sure though.Mike CunninghamParticipantJuly 5, 2016 at 10:08 pmPost count: 12
Short answer: No.
Longer Answer: No, it will not.
Assuming that you have a decent powered laser, that will be focused at 30-60mm, you should have a usable range of about 15mm (7.5 up and down from the point of focus)
If you are doing image burning, the picture will get a little lighter/darker (depending on your focus point) towards one end of the table; but 2mm shouldn’t be noticeable.
On the other hand, you could always loosen the flex foot on that side, lift the conduit 2mm, and re-tighten it… personally, I used a 1/2″ 6″ ratchet extension, with a socket in it, to even mine up.Benjamin ShawParticipantJuly 6, 2016 at 5:04 amPost count: 115
How could you fix this? Trim the legs?
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