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Laserpoint 24" options on maintenance?

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Just wondering what kind of maintenance should we be doing on these cutters? i've had mine since 2008.. use it occasionally throughout the years.. bought new blades here and there.. but haven't replaced anything on it.. i have noticed some files do not close completely so i have small burrs when i am weeding.. also the last few months every once in a while it will stop cutting completely in the middle of a job.. I ran a wire to ground it and sanded off the paint for the ground wire and it seemed to correct it but it still does it once in a while.. any suggestions greatly appreciated.. 

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when you say ground it - you mean grounded the stand to the cutter correct?   about the only maint is the blades and occasional cutting strip when they get cut from mistakes like blade set too deep.  every couple of years it seems I do replace blade holders as they get sloppy or don't allow the blade to spin freely but unless you cut a lot of vinyl usually a drop of light oil in the holder makes them last a long time.  

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thanks for the reply.. its been a great machine.. as for grounding i grounded the actual cutter.. i am going to run the wire to ground the stand too today,.. where do you order the strip?

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the cutter is already grounded thru the 3 pronged plug but the rubber feet/paint insulate the stand and the static builds up in the vinyl - until it discharges thru the carriage during cutting and the reason the stand needs grounded to the plotter

On the cutting strip I am guessing that a 2008 is the creation made version of the laserpoint and the same cut strip as a p-cut  - neither is still listed on the uscutter web site so I am unsure on where to get one - you might call them to check.  sometime later the laserpoint 2 came out that is made by liyu and would have a different strip - not we have the laserpoint 3 and not sure who even makes that one.
 

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ok had time to test today.. put in the pen adapter.. setup a few cuts.. and its freezing with the pen.. any ideas?

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You've ruled out static as the problem with the pen test. Have you tried different software or cables? Are you using a USB cable or serial? Serial is a better option if you have one on your computer. If not, you can get a triplite keyspan usb-serial adapter.

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im using serial cable i've had since 2008.. the original computer died long ago so i am using another computer with vista with no other software other than signblazer.. that was  in 2012.. i thought i had it taken care of but lately its freezing up every job now

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Maybe double check the comm settings. If it starts and then hangs, that sounds to me like the data is getting corrupted. Could be a comm setting issue, or could be the memory in the cutter has started going bad and the data is being corrupted as it's stored and read in the memory.

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thanks.. i was researching other posts and first im going to reinstall signblazer and see what happens.. then i might get a new serial cable.. and go one by one until i can figure this out.. of course it starts when i need to use it 

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