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graphtec 5000ce eating work

Discussion in 'Graphtec' started by HUNTERNFLA, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. HUNTERNFLA

    HUNTERNFLA New Member

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    I have the 500ce when im cutting small fonts it shreads them . it looks like its weeding itself ,causing hours of headaches. Is there a setting for fine detail work? Or do i have the setttings jacked up i replaced the blade and set it up till everything just weeds clean on the test....any help would be great thanks:thankyou:
     
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  2. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Often times when this issue occurs it is because the blade protection strip (BPS) has cuts, dings, and grooves in it. Move your blade to the home position and run your finger along the length of the BPS feeling for aforementioned cuts, dings, and grooves. The replacement procedure is quite simple and www.graphtecamerica.com has them available direct.
     
  3. HUNTERNFLA

    HUNTERNFLA New Member

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    yep

    It does have grooves in it where the blade was set to low but only on the right sidethe more you go to the left it looks good ill move it to cut over there and see if that works im pretty sure it does it everywhere on the mat
     
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    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Until you replace the teflon strip, you can lay a piece of vinyl across the length. remember, this is a temporary soltuion to a problem that needs to be fixed.
     
  5. HUNTERNFLA

    HUNTERNFLA New Member

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    got in tryed it on the left no go there either took a pic of the mat looks worse with the light on it ordered a new one . hope this fixes it up thanks for the help
     

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  6. CS-SignSupply-TT

    CS-SignSupply-TT Very Active Member

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    Once you install the new teflon strip, I am sure you will be amazed at the performace of your cutter. Good luck! Good selling!
     
  7. mfatty500

    mfatty500 Active Member

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    Maybe slow it down a tad, it may help. Do you have the right blade setting, OU-9, or something else?
     
  8. HUNTERNFLA

    HUNTERNFLA New Member

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    Blade used FORCE SPEED QUALITY​
    CB09UA 10 to 14 30 or less 2
    STILL GETTING USE TO THE CONTROLL MENU BUT GOT IT SET UP AS IT SAID TO IN MANUAL

    ORDERED THE NEW MAT JUST WAITING ON IT TO GET HERE
     
  9. briankb

    briankb Premium Subscriber

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    Where did you order your replacement teflon strip for the CE5000-60? The only place I found was US Cutter.

    Also I could not find the replacement instructions on Graphtec's website. If someone has a link or can explain the procedure I would greatly appreciate it.
     
  10. briankb

    briankb Premium Subscriber

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    bump.
     
  11. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    We have them in stock and I would be happy to talk to you on the phone with instructions.
     
  12. GP

    GP Very Active Member

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    installation is easier than you think. If you can lay vinyl, you can lay down this strip.

    Just make sure you remove all the glue residue left from the last strip. We had to use a fair amount of goo gone - followed by several damp paper towels to remove goo gone oils.

    We just replaced ours and bought new blades from Clean Cut and are back to being giddy Graphtec owners.

    Good luck,

    GP
     
  13. HulkSmash

    HulkSmash Major Contributor

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    That issue has nothing to do with the cutting strip...
     
  14. CS-SignSupply

    CS-SignSupply Very Active Member

    Looking at the pics supplied, the BPS needs to be replaced. It is very possible the blade is chipped or the blade holder is not swiveling properly for a clean cut to be produced.

    Any of those three issues can cause poor cutting.
     
  15. briankb

    briankb Premium Subscriber

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    Thanks Bobby for having one in stock and giving me a good price!

    Thanks GP for the step by step.
     
  16. Signguy9311

    Signguy9311 New Member

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    I agree also that the strip has nothing to do with what your problem is. New blade, preferably a 60 degree blade with just enough force to kiss backing paper. 30 or 45 degree bit will work better on bigger letters.
     
  17. Jim Doggett

    Jim Doggett Very Active Member

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    It could be the holder, too. They wear out. But first elimiate the cutting strip as the culprit, since that's the cheap solution. if you haven't already, flip it over, cleaning the adhesive layer from the good side and then adding adhesive to the worn side ... and reattach it.

    My $0.02,
     
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