Have definitely hit a learning curve.
Having gone through the reviews and specs etc we decided to go ahead with this purchase to add to our custom leather shop. Figuring if we can't get a smaller table top laser figured out, then we weren't going to invest in a larger one.
Also the reviews state that Engraver Master is mac compatible...as much as that is true..check your version of mac os as only the newest versions are supported. Unless you also run windows on your particular mac.
Assembly went smoothly. Quality of the parts seems on par with the cost. And the assembly youtube video is miles beyond the instructions included. A large HDPE white cutting board from a local kitchen supply works great as a surface under the materials. As its white so doesn't get "recognized"? by the laser and doesn't seem to take much, if any damage as of yet.
Now we're all set up and trying to figure out appropriate power and focus settings and it has become a bit of a nightmare.
Having a number of issues.
- Engraver master keeps crashing. Is there a fix or an alternative program?
- Difficulty finding the right focus settings with the llaser.is there an easier way to sort this out as opposed to trial and error?
- Has anyone narrowed down an appropriate power setting for veg tan leather?
We are writing down further questions as we go for issues we dont see answered either here or with the youtube videos listed.
Please reach out if you could help.