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  1. Hey Marc, I checked with the support guys and...

    Hey Marc,

    I checked with the support guys and there are a couple of options. One is to use pwm to control the power of laser so that it doesn't burn when you are starting up. There are also a...
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    No key needed. Just make sure that you have the...

    No key needed. Just make sure that you have the right software for your ShopBot which you can download here:

    https://www.shopbottools.com/support/control-software

    My guess is that you want the...
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    Evan...if you sign up for the ShopBot newsletter,...

    Evan...if you sign up for the ShopBot newsletter, you'll also get all that info in your inbox.

    https://www.shopbottools.com/community/newsletters

    Bill
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    ShopBot camp in North Carolina

    So...who's going to the ShopBot camp on Oct 22nd at the North Carolina Furniture School in Farmville NC?
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    Most likely the speed setting for that bit in...

    Most likely the speed setting for that bit in your tool database is set too low. Open the file in the ShopBot Editor and see what the numbers are after the line that starts with "MS" or "VS"...it...
  6. Scott...it looks like you are out of luck. The...

    Scott...it looks like you are out of luck. The SB3 software expects a string for the INPUT box caption text and doesn't know what to do with any of those kind of special characters.

    Sorry
  7. As far as I know you can't , but must admit to...

    As far as I know you can't , but must admit to never trying it. I'll dig a little and see what I can find out
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    If you select the .sbp output version, the tip...

    If you select the .sbp output version, the tip diameter setting is available because the file is run "as-is". The dxf output is used when there is going to be further manipulation in CAD, so the...
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    This is kind of the inverse of what you want, but...

    This is kind of the inverse of what you want, but there's a file that's installed with the ShopBot software that zeroes to the sides of a hole instead of the edge of a disc. It might be a good...
  10. If you are going to be at the USITT ( United...

    If you are going to be at the USITT ( United States Institute for Theater Technology) Conference in Baltimore this weekend, ShopBot has a booth and may be able to suggest some folks. You might also...
  11. Glad you got it figured out...that must have been...

    Glad you got it figured out...that must have been a hard one to track down!
  12. Ron Sloan...did you ever solve your problem?

    Ron Sloan...did you ever solve your problem?
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    Beautiful work as always Scott. Looking forward...

    Beautiful work as always Scott. Looking forward to seeing what you make for birthday #100!
  14. It may be a hardware issue and the tech support...

    It may be a hardware issue and the tech support team can help you work though that, but when things work one day and then act odd the next, I suspect a corrupted setting file with something like the...
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    Don't worry....we still sell lots of big tools....

    Don't worry....we still sell lots of big tools. About 60% of the tools we ship are gantry tools
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    I've noticed that the ShopBot Facebook groups are...

    I've noticed that the ShopBot Facebook groups are more active than the forum has been recently, though not sure why that is?

    And I can't speak for Rocco and his specific reason for buying a...
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    ShopBots being assembled this week

    FYI, for those of you that may not follow ShopBot on Facebook or haven't been to Durham to seen how the tools are built, here's a picture from Facebook showing this week's shipment of gantry tools...
  18. Thread: Joe Crumley

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    Joe Crumley

    I just learned that Joe Crumley passed away. Those of you that have been on the forum for a while will remember Joe as an amazing sign artist...probably the best that's ever been on the forum.......
  19. I'm not going to get into the middle of this...

    I'm not going to get into the middle of this discussion, but as a moderator I want to comment about posts and if/when they are deleted.

    We have very rarely depleted posts or threads, mostly first...
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    As far as I know all ShopBots have had PWM...

    As far as I know all ShopBots have had PWM control capabilities since the early plasma cutter days. My suggestion would be to check with the ShopBot support folks and find out the details about using...
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    That's definitely a weird one! After warming...

    That's definitely a weird one!

    After warming up does every Z move have a corresponding Y move? When it lifts straight up at the end of the file to its safe Z location does the Y also move, or is...
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    Does it lose position ...cut the part the wrong...

    Does it lose position ...cut the part the wrong size and not return to the correct home position afterwards? Or is it that the tabs are shifted but the parts are correct other than that?
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    I'm sure you have honorable intentions or you...

    I'm sure you have honorable intentions or you wouldn't have posted publicly, and as noted above Vectric has a very fair transfer policy.

    Be aware though that if the original owner has used their...
  24. I got two PRS Alphas with HSD 2.2 spindles in...

    I got two PRS Alphas with HSD 2.2 spindles in 2008 for a big cutting job. One of the spindles was replaced maybe 3 years ago, but the other one is still running fine after 13 years. I don't cut...
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    Have you tried pushing down on the table when the...

    Have you tried pushing down on the table when the vacuum is off, to see if the layers are not bonded together and there's some spring in the lamination?
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