Is it bad forum to piggyback a question concerning the exact same thing I have going on with my brand new machine?
New 180w 1300X900 table.
I set up the machine, adjusted both the beam alignment and the beam path. I made sure I was center/center at every mirror, at every location when testing.
As soon as I cut some 1/2" thick acrylic, it was obvious the cuts being made on the Y axis were not vertical.
I loosened the screws holding the cutting head and ended up shimming it a full 1.08 mm before getting it to cut vertically. I have a pinpoint laser coming through the exact center of the cone.
When I look at the cutting head from the front of the machine, it looks like it is at least .05 degrees listing to the right. Everything in my head tells me this shouldn’t work and that the tube and cone should be 90 degrees to the aluminum beam on the Y axis.
I ran it all day this way until a neighbor came by and convinced me I was crazy. I disassembled the cutter head again, removed the shims and showed him how it was cutting on an angle. I replaced the shims to get back to where the cuts were once again vertical.
Am I crazy?