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  1. Thanks for the input. I looked in my manual, but admit that I need to read through it more. Mine did arrive with the rollers up, but I didn't know if that was more of a shipping thing.
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Yeah, lessons are a good thing. I usually don't think that at the time, but they can benefit later at the oddest times.
  3. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Yeah - I would normally not start out with equipment this nice, but with the encouragement from here, I feel better to have gone this route. I am sure I will miss out on some good lessons, but, hey, I'm getting old. Or, at least, feeling old. The FC8600 was actually on my radar for a second. Network-able, I believe. I wondered about it and came across some used ones, but I already demolished the budget going to the 6000 and the 6000 is new.
  4. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Thanks! I feel an addiction coming on. (Good kind).
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Yes - Graphtec CE6000-60
  6. Hey - Just wondering if it is best to unload any vinyl when not planning to use the cutter for a day or two. Or so... Also, what about the media set lever and push rollers? Is it best to store the cutter with the push rollers not pressing against the grit rollers? Thanks
  7. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Just wanted to say thanks again. Although I don't know how well a Silhouette works, this Graphtec is very solid! Amazing triangle and square (so far) :-) I'm sure I will have more questions in new threads, but wanted to complete this thread.
  8. pawdell

    How is this made? CNC Router?

    I'm going to go with CNC router. Below the two birds is scroll work that meets the bottom rail. I see bit radius results there. Looks like an end mill bit for the field with a large pocket operation. At least, that's how I would do it. A V-Carve bit as a profile around letters, then. Could have even then used a laser for the darker accents, but I would have just stained it.
  9. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Good points. Thanks again everyone. I am mentally and physically gathering items to move forward on with this endeavor.
  10. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Thanks cardudenc. A beach house seems nice, but the prices I have seen keeps it that way: seems nice.
  11. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Good to know, Dakotagrafx. How many watts? Are you also on HF? Wondering if there is any hash in the radio receiver coming from the cutter (just on or while operating) and would hate to key up and flood the cutter with RF and ruin a job or worse. I doubt that I would be doing both at the same time, but there is the chance that my Wife may become interested in cutting also.
  12. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    All of you are a gold mine. Thanks for all your help and pointers. Cutter might actually go in a room adjacent to the family room without partitions, so a stepper setup may make a difference in this situation. Anybody have issues with FCC Class A equipment in a home environment? I didn't know if a cutter would emit any interference. Also, could RF get into the cutter while cutting which could ruin the job? Will be using shielded cables from computer to cutter.
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    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Thank you, thank you, Slice&Dice. I will see if some of those items are included with the cutter before adding.
  14. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Thanks everyone. I plan on ordering as soon as I can determine what supplies I think I may need to start out.
  15. pawdell

    Starting Out With Vinyl Cutting

    Thanks for the insights. I do understand learning about things on marginal equipment that may not happen with higher-end machines. Although I'd hate to miss a learning session like that, I may end up avoiding it this time. I tell myself this is a hobby to lower the pressure of being a successful money maker, but if it works out like I hope, it will only add to our current hobby-went-to-business. At least the IRS says it's a business :-) This endeavor seems to offer more than I initially thought. I will probably be addicted once I get going. Can anyone comment on how loud the Graphtec is while cutting? I assume the servo motors help and my Wife asked because of the place I intend to put this relative to our family room. Also, US Cutter offer includes Oracal 751 vinyl - Is it acceptable to use this indoors for vinyl wall words to start out (even if more expensive) compared to 631 or 651?