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Cutter is skipping.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Plotters' started by showcase 66, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    My cutter just started to skip when it is making a straight or almost straight cut from left to right. All other directions work fine just this one direction. I just ordered a cutting strip for it since I have not changed it out in probably a year and a half but I am not sure if this is the reason.

    Smaller letters on this one has become a pain in the a$$ too.

    Does anyone think the cutting strip will help this problem or do I need to look at something else.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    just look at the cutting strip, you can tell if you need a new one. Another thing could be you need a new tool carrier. Sometimes they wear out and the blade hangs up and does not turn fast enough, thuse the skipping.
     
  3. showcase 66

    showcase 66 Very Active Member

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    Cutting strip needs to be replaced. The Blade holder seems to have a lot of play in it and the blade is a little wobbly.

    I have another holder and that helped a little but hopefully that and the cutting strip will help alot

    Thanks for the idea
     
  4. thewvsignguy

    thewvsignguy Active Member

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    Sounds like it's the bearing's in the blade holder. We had one doing the same thing, skipping a dragging the blade accross the material. We cleaned the bearing and a drop of oil did the trick, even on a 1/2 worn plotter strip.
     
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