Vinyl cutter tearing

ISSUE or REQUEST:

Affected Tool or Resource: vinyl cutter

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Details of ISSUE or REQUEST (Please be as specific as possible):
Tearing, and cutting through bottom layer of vinyl.
I read online that the strip under the blade may need to be replaced. But it’s also very possible I have the settings for pressure wrong. I might just need a more through walk through on the machine

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In my (somewhat limited) experience, there are 3 things that can cause tearing:

  1. too high a speed for the blade angle, material, and type of cut – especially for cuts with tight corners or lots of detail
  2. dull blade
  3. wrong pressure – can’t remember if it’s too much or too little, as I don’t think I’ve ever had this problem

When are you going to be in next?

I have a volunteer shift tonight. 6:30 to 9:30
But I’ll let you know when I’d be there this weekend other than tonight. I appreciate you responding.

Thanks for your help.

I was able to cut two pieces successfully!

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