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  1. 41 minutes ago, Dakotagrafx said:

    it is entirely possible that the "guide" they are aligning to isn't straight as it is a decal put on by a worker that isn't too worried bout it being dead straight on a value cutter.   put the vinyl in and run it in and out so see which way it drifts - then loosen the vinyl and make adjustments until if feeds straight.  we have seen this many many times as the"guide" is slapped on by eye and not an exact placement like on a high end cutter

    makes good sense

  2. 2 minutes ago, MZ SKEETER said:

    You must make sure it is straight from the beginning..  For only a yard to off track like that, just isn't right,,,  Make sure the end pinch rollers are the same distance from the edge of the vinyl.   I hope you didn't mess with the tension on the pinch rollers.  Also If you have too much blade exposed you can be throwing the vinyl off.  This is how to set your blade correctly. 

    To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing.  You should just barely see and feel the blade tip out of the blade holder. 

    I have not messed with the tension of any parts so no worries there. the issue can be duplicated without even using the vinyl anywhere near the blade. I nornally load in the middle of the machine. Should it be loaded on the side more or does that not even matter?


    1 minute ago, slice&dice said:

    The SC machine actually has a manufacturing defect that I encountered ---  if the right-hand pinch roller is slid all the way over to the right until it hits the stop (a screw on the back rail) then it will not properly be in contact with the lower (grit-roll). In other words, it goes too far and misses contacting the grit roll.

    I literally had to take out the set-screw from the hole it was in, redrill a hole slightly shifted to the left, and reinsert the screw at that new position. That way, you can't move the tension-roller bracket beyond the edge of the grit-roll.

    Look at the back of your machine (where the tension rollers are on the rail/track) and you'll see what I mean. I used to have a thread running here with a photo, let me see if I can search that and I'll link to it.

    Im actually loading from the middle of the machine so i never even get the pinchers close to the edges

  3. First timer vinyler from Arkansas. Got an sc series and a heat press. Havent ventured to the heat press yet jus trying to learn the software and getting comfortable. Any helpful tips tricks or links would be great. Preciate ya

  4. I have an sc series I just got and have been playing with. Setup was done according to the instructional videos and the machine works great until it comes to small lettering. I have tried adjusting the blade depth up and down hoping to find the sweet spot. So far ive gotten my letter down to 1.10 inch and it has to be "normal" text. if I do any kind of cursives then I have to raise the font to 1.25 and even some letters still pull up during the cutting. Is this normal or is there something i should be doing differently. First timer here and just dont know the rules of the cutter yet haha, thanks in advance