So I’m fairly new to lasers, but am loving every minute of it! These forums have been a HUGE help, so thank you all for sharing tips and tricks.
I’ve recently run into an issue that I haven’t seen addressed on this forum, so please help!
I have a fairly weak laser with a GRBL controller, and no auto-focus.
I am attempting to fill a large section of a wood slice magnet, so I tried the crosshatch setting for the first time. What I found is that the first direction it burns (we’ll call it phase 1) does so at drastically reduced power. I have my fill set to 100% (albeit on a pretty weak 2.5w output laser). On the second pass (phase 2), it burns as normal. Yet try as I may every time I do the crosshatch it starts out with the weak power, and I cannot seem to find any setting to adjust this.
Is this a glitch in the software? Some focusing issue on my part? A setting that I’m somehow missing?
Thanks so much for your time, I hope I can find a solution to this!