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Machine has only been used a few times but my last two cuts have been ruined by the blade having a mind of its own and cutting lines through my design.  I have checked everything and nothing has changed from the other day when it cut 8 large decals perfectly.

 

Has anyone else had this issue or have any ideas of how to resolve the issue?

 

Thank you

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Check that your Sure cuts alot is still registered, usb or serial?? and this time of year static is an issue

 

Thanks E L Design.  I have confirmed that my Sure Cuts A Lot software is still registered.  The connection is USB.  I thought about static as well but am wondering if there is a way to test for static issues.

 

Vinyl cutter model - SC

Date purchased - 12/2014

Connection method - USB

Software - Sure Cuts A Lot 4 Pro

Operating system - Mac OSX 10.9.5

Material - Vinyl (751 and 651)

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You can check with a pen, on paper...or back of vinyl...You can lift the blade holder so that blade does not touch vinyl. and see if it acts the same way....The static comes from the vinyl...

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You can check with a pen, on paper...or back of vinyl...You can lift the blade holder so that blade does not touch vinyl. and see if it acts the same way....The static comes from the vinyl...

 

I just tested a smaller "cut" by replacing the blade with a pen and it came out normal and did not drag the blade.

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You can check with a pen, on paper...or back of vinyl...You can lift the blade holder so that blade does not touch vinyl. and see if it acts the same way....The static comes from the vinyl...

 

I just tested a smaller "cut" by replacing the blade with a pen and it came out normal and did not drag the blade.

I just attempted the larger cut and same result as with vinyl the "blade" (pen) drags. 

 

Static can be a big issue....People use Static Guard,  wipe vinyl and cutter  with dryer sheets...Run humidifier

 

I will run out to the store to pick up some dryer sheets.

 

Thanks everyone for your help in figuring out what the issue is.  I will update later this evening.

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I am happy to report that with 6 dryer sheets and a humidifier runing my machine is once again back to normal operation!!! Thanks again to everyone that chimed in to help!

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You said you were using USB?  Do you have the Triplite Kespan adaptor?   I ask because I too have the SC machine and it appears that most owners, at some point run into a problem not having it.  Just a heads up.....

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I am happy to report that with 6 dryer sheets and a humidifier runing my machine is once again back to normal operation!!! Thanks again to everyone that chimed in to help!

If you can locate a can of the anti-static spray it works better than the dryer sheets IMO. I used to hose down the area behind the cutter and under it without actually saying it on the vinyl and it solved a myriad of weird glitches when I had my P-Cut.

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I have had this issue too with my SC cutter. What I have found is when the design has more data than the machine has memory. So if iam doing 10 decals and not enough memory I drop it to 5 then don't have an issue

Butch

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You said you were using USB?  Do you have the Triplite Kespan adaptor?   I ask because I too have the SC machine and it appears that most owners, at some point run into a problem not having it.  Just a heads up.....

 

No, I don't have a Triplite Kespan adapter...yet. Thanks for the heads up.

 

If you can locate a can of the anti-static spray it works better than the dryer sheets IMO. I used to hose down the area behind the cutter and under it without actually saying it on the vinyl and it solved a myriad of weird glitches when I had my P-Cut.

 

Good to know! Thanks because I can't stand the smell of the "sent free" or sented dryer sheets and don't use them because they normally make me itch when I use them with clothes.

 

I have had this issue too with my SC cutter. What I have found is when the design has more data than the machine has memory. So if iam doing 10 decals and not enough memory I drop it to 5 then don't have an issue Butch

 

I will keep this in mind when doing multiple decals per cutting session.  Thanks!

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