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Bevelers....Which one????

Discussion in 'Dimensional Signs' started by All Signs Inc., Nov 19, 2009.

  1. All Signs Inc.

    All Signs Inc. Member

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    I have purchased a laser engraver and now I'm looking for a beveling machine. Can anyone recommend one??? Anything in particular I should be looking for???

    Thanks,
     
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  2. jiarby

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  3. V-ENGRAVE

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    Go for Quality 1.

    Google Q1 engravers dot com.
     
  4. jiarby

    jiarby Major Contributor

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    he just wants a beveler!
     
  5. All Signs Inc.

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    Well I've heard of both of these bevelers. They say the Scott is OK but and kinda of a entry level machine. The Q1 is about twice as much money but is the real deal. Just what I've heard.
     
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  8. All Signs Inc.

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    I just purchased a QE1 from Quality. It should be here next week sometime. I figured better get the good one and not worry about it breaking down.

    Thanks for the insite.
     
  9. CES020

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    Take your laser about 3/8" out of focus and it'll bevel it for you. Need to crank up the power a little, since the spot size is bigger. It won't give you a 45, but it'll give you about the same as if you were using a profile cutter on the rotary engravers.
     
  10. All Signs Inc.

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    That's good to know. I appreciate it. I'll give it a try.

    Thanks,
     
  11. CES020

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    It works well on machines that have a programmable Z. You can change the focus level by color, so it's a piece of cake to do. Just engrave in focus in one color, then assign a different Z height to the vector color and you're done.
     
  12. V-ENGRAVE

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    Going that far out of focus would require high power and slow speed and possibly more than one pass.
    What I do is pre-cut plates on rotary with desired cutter angle. For this process I have two cutters, one with 38-40 angle and another 45. Doing it this way speeds up jobs cos while laser is marking one batch I can prepare next set of blanks and apply 3M 467 on them. BTW, cuts are not all the way through so blanks stay joined for easy loading/unloading in laser.
     
  13. jiarby

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    that's ridiculous

    we vector cut the plates with the laser then feed through the beveler. I do not have a rotary or I would probably do it as V-Engrave does.
     
  14. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Why is it ridiculous, because you've not tried it? It works and it works well, otherwise I wouldn't have posted it.

    You want to make it 2 operations, fine with me. We'll stick with "one and done".
     

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