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FC4100-130 - Curves not cutting smoothly

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by asapsigns, Jul 26, 2012.

  1. asapsigns

    asapsigns New Member

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    I have a FC4100-130 and I am cutting with an older version of Flexi (6.6v1). I've replaced the cutting strip and blade. My problem is when cutting smaller letters, doesn't matter if it is uppercase/lowercase, it doesn't cut straight, instead it cuts a squiggly line. The same on curved text as well. I've checked the file and there are no issues. Has anyone ran into this issue and if so, what do I need to do to resolve this issue?

    Example 1: funky_curves.jpg

    Example 2: funky_curves1.jpg
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    What is the media; it looks like sandblast resist?
     
  3. asapsigns

    asapsigns New Member

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    Avery A6 intermediate white vinyl
     
  4. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    When was the last time you changed the BLADEHOLDER?
     
  5. asapsigns

    asapsigns New Member

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    I replaced the little arm that holds the pen about 6 months ago, but as far as the pen that holds the blade (I'm assuming this is the blade holder) it's never been replaced since we purchased this second hand back in 2006. Could this be the issue?
     
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  6. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Alas, it IS the issue. The manufacturer "recommends" replacing the BLADEHOLDER every six months. Do not be surprised if there is an avalanche of "HAHs!" to that recommendation. Nevertheless, no change since 2006? OH MY!
     
  7. asapsigns

    asapsigns New Member

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    Never had a problem until now, so that is why it was a surprise to me. Thanks for your help. I'll get one on order.
     
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    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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  9. woolly

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    some thing loose or just the vinyl not flat bunching up while cutting
     
  10. ChicagoGraphics

    ChicagoGraphics Major Contributor

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    I would have said the blade holder to, but you don't need to replace them every 6 months, I never heard of that before.
     
  11. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    Yes. This.
     
  12. rcook99

    rcook99 Very Active Member

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    Make sure the head does not have any play. Grab the head and try to turn it left or right. If it has any play you need to tighten the head. Also make sure the blade is rotating smoothly while in the holder. I would exhaust all other measures before buying a new holder.

    I have had 2 Graphtec cutters a CE and the current FC of which I am the second owner. Been using it for 3 years and have never had to replace the holder as suggested just the cut strip and or blades.
     
  13. gabagoo

    gabagoo Major Contributor

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    how about getting some white grease in the bearings of the blade holder?
     
  14. DizzyMarkus

    DizzyMarkus Active Member

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    how about a spot on the pinch rollers or friction rollers?

    Markus
     
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