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Has anyone tried out the Laserpoint 3 model yet?  It's still pretty new, and there are zero reviews or videos outside of the US Cutter trailer video.  I like the specs and look of the machine, but don't want to be the first guinea pig to try it out.  Any feedback you can provide will be much appreciated!

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Yesterday, there was a 1-star review of the LP3 on the specs page.  Today it is gone.  Wondering if the poster rescinded it or if US Cutter deleted it.  There is finally an short unboxing and demo video on YouTube, and the guy that posted it says he is pleased with how it works.

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Hard to say, but you will find out with a lot of items like vinyl cutters, new people think these are some kind of plug and play items that should run perfect right out of the box without any fine tuning.  They see other people running one and think it is "super" easy.  The value cutters will need fine tuning,  This is considered a skilled job. People don't want to take time to learn their machine or even read a user manual, then complain it doesn't work right. It will be easier after experience. This is not a job that you learn in a day. We see new people taking orders before they even learn their machine which is nuts. Then they are on here so overwhelmed, they are ready to throw the cutter out the window. I took a month to learn my machine and experiment before I started taking orders. We still learn new stuf and tips all the time on here. What did the review say? 

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Hey Lonnie ---

Have you ever used a cutter before? If yes, the LP3 will not disappoint, I'm willing to go out on a limb.

 

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I have, I use a Graphtech fc7000, 8000, and 8600 at work.  I'm pretty familiar with adjusting settings for the blade depth and pressure, and adjusting speed as needed.  I'm sure the LP3 will probably be a little more finicky and temperamental than these much more expensive machines, but that won't be a problem for me and I'm willing to put in the time to get it dialed in.  I just want some decent tracking length, and having the contour cut option down the road will be a big benefit, and this machine offers both at a very reasonable price.

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Well,  you working with all the Graphtecs is nice,  but a stepper motor will never cut as sharp and clean as a Graphtec.  A Titan servo will get you closer.  Some can get some nice cuts, with a lot of fine tuning,  but still night and day stepper vs servo.  And you would know the great fine details that a Graphtec can cut over even a Roland. 

But on another note, buy the best that you can afford. 

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Lol, yeah, those Graphtecs are quite nice.  I'm using them while working at a $30+ million a year sign fabrication facility, can't afford that same level of machinery on my home budget haha.  I'd love to be able to afford something that swanky, but I'm okay with starting out small. I may wait another month and see if I can afford something with a servo motor, just because my fiance is probably going to hate my workroom sounding like an 80's arcade while that stepper is running.  I've already gotten a few potential customers lined up, and I'm doing some contract install work on the side to stack up a little extra cash.  What machine are you running, Skeeter?

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Ugh.  I see now there are 8 days left on that sale price of $500.  Probably not going to have the extra money before that timer expires. Had to replace my vehicle a week and a half ago and dipped a little further into my savings than I would have liked.

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