I've been using the FC8000-60 for a few months now and I've had issues on and off at the beginning, but then I was able to sort through it and have it running well for the vast majority of the time. Eventually, the blade was getting too dull and I put a new one on. Immediately, it wasn't pressing into my laminated vinyl as much as the original blade was. If I turn up the pressure to ensure it cuts deep enough, I seem to start having issues where the alignment around corners won't line up right. At a corner, it will occasionally turn funny. I've attached a preview of the offset test, and it's really hard to see on screen so I traced it really quick and moved the trace above the actual photo so you can see what I mean. Those are supposed to be perfect squares, but they aren't.
I've tried changing the offset, no setting works. I've tried changing how far out the blade tip goes, nothing seems to be working (if it's too far in, it doesn't pierce the laminate. if it's too far out, misshapes like this get even worse. But there's no happy medium where it actually cuts correctly). The blade is a CB15UA-K30-2, which is the same as the previous one. (In case the tip was damaged, I tried replacing it with a third blade, but the issue persists). We actually had a different blade in at the start, CB09U I think, but we were having the same issues as I am now, which is why we changed and which seemed to fix it.
My current settings are:
Offset: 2 (gone through many changes though)
Speed: 15 (we usually run closer to 25 though, as I'm in a business that makes many labels. Was fine for several months at 25)
Acceleration: 1 (I believe I was at 3 before. Again, just trying to slow things down to improve the cut but it isn't working)
Cut Force: 29 (definitely higher than I want to be, but I can't get it to cut otherwise)
Tangential Mode: 2
Start Ext / End Ext 0.3mm
Init Force 3
Step Pass 1
Offset Force 2
Offset Angle 18
Anyone have any advice?