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wallsoftext posted a topic in Competitor Cutter HelpNormally we can just take our equipment into our usual supplier in for whatever maintence we need, but our go to guy there is gone on his honeymoon (a three week vacation with the last week still to go >_<), and of course our new cutter decides to start giving us trouble the day after he leaves with a whole mess of orders getting backed up. We're getting a little desperate and can't wait for him to get back to fix this so if anyone here can help it would be beyond appreciated. We have a Graphtec 6000-60 that we've only had for 2 months. About a week and a half ago it started lifting the vinyl at the corner of cuts. At first it was only on the more intricate designs, the it was on every corner, then it started lifting up pieces of vinyl. Now it chews up the vinyl if we try to cut anything. We've tried putting in a new blade, switched from a 45 degree to a 60 degree, took the blade holder apart to make sure nothing was gumming it up (at first nothing was, the last two times we tried cutting it had gotten all gucked up with bits of vinyl. These were the times it chewed up the vinyl.), checked the alignment, the rollers, every part of it we can think of top to bottom. We haven't been able to get a hold of the manufacturer, just keep getting an answering machine service. Any ideas on what could be causing it? It was cutting fine for weeks, and we're at a loss.
So I've been using the SC 24" and it's pretty awesome, a major reliability upgrade from my dysfunctional MH 721, but I cut a few different materials and it would probably be nice to have different blades and holders for the various things I cut so as to avoid adjusting the blade height repeatedly. Are there options or can I only get the parts offered on the UScutter website? I like to shop around for my materials and it would be nice to know if I could use other brands (Roland, Cricut, etc.) and if there are other blade holders that would do the trick. Unrelated: Is there any way to not get roller marks on the vinyl? I always end up with faint tracks from the texture of the rollers where my roller clamps go. I'm not doing decals yet, so it hasn't been a problem thus far, but it would be nice to make it go away.
I am thinking of purchasing an additional blade holder for my Copam. I use vinyl of differing thicknesses, and spend a lot of time getting the blade in the perfect spot. I thought it might be good to have a blade holder for thin vinyls and one for thicker ones. I was just going to purchase one from US Cutter's page, but took a quick peek on eBay. I noticed that the one US Cutter has doesn't look anything like the one that came with my machine, and it costs $50. On ebay, there is a huge variety, and they look similar to the holder that came with my machine, at a fraction of the cost. I tried to call and talk to US Cuter support, but sat on hold for too long. So, I am hoping that you all will give me your perspective....I do have a few questions, Are the blade holders very specific to each brand of cutter? Any one know of another blade holder that works with the Copam? Thanks.