Hi, I have a totem 10w laser engraver purchased from banggood LINK
The Y axis has always been a bit buggy because too much speed and it will slip, vertical or diagonal engraving and it will slip etc. I have just stuck with horizontal line to line engraving and it’s been fine.
Now I am trying some new stuff but no matter how I set the belts for the Y axis it still slips or jams completely if too tight. There doesn’t seem to be a “sweet spot” anywhere.
My first thought is maybe the belts are just not that good on these and some better quality belts may help. Second thought would be the pulleys are not adequate for this machine. If either of these are true then a nudge in the direction of better quality upgrades would be appreciated. (Available to the UK)
Failing the above two points I am at a loss. Anyone have any other ideas?
By the way, I am not currently using Lightburn as my trial expired while trying to set up the laser, I am using lasergrbl at the moment but will most likely be switching to Lightburn when I finally have this sorted as it does seem far superior.