Force Setting

Force Setting

Postby adhst » December 26th, 2015, 3:40 pm

I have spent weeks experimenting with the force settings. It seems I have to have my force set at 180 or above for the blade to cut through the paper. I have been successful at cutting a few items but am always plagued with problems. Currently I am attempting to cut #65 cardstock (Recollections). A week ago I was successful with the same exact paper but had my force set around 180. I have no consistency and spend way to much time making test squares and not actually having fun and finishing a project due to inconsistencies with the force.
Here is a list of problem solving steps I have taken:
1) Checked, and rechecked blade depth
2) Purchased new blades (45 degree) and repeated step one.
3) Bayered the card stock to mat, repeated steps 1-3.
4) Spent hours pouring over SB cut Forum posts and information.
5) Spent hours reading blogs, watching youtube videos, and videos from the SB learning center.
6) Ordered new mats, click blade and another new blade.
7) Repeated steps 1-7
After all of this...Same result, inconsistent cuts, not cutting through the paper, tearing paper.
PLEASE NOTE: I am using the same SVG file that I have successfully cut using the force set around 190.
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Re: Force Setting

Postby PennyDuncan » December 26th, 2015, 7:17 pm

Hey adhst the first thing that comes to my mind is that your blade is sliding up into the blade holder.......because for 65# Recollections cardstock.....you should be able to glide through with no problem at no higher than 100 force.....might I suggest trying working with the original silver blade holder that comes with the machine for just a bit......and having the tip of the blade to protrude the end on the cutter by a mm .....you should just be able to feel the tip of the blade when you touch the bottom of the holder......
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Re: Force Setting

Postby adhst » December 27th, 2015, 10:07 am

Thank you Penny. Yesterday I did switch back to the original blade holder. I am using the spacer that came with my SB to set the blade depth. I did notice a few times the blade holder has indeed slid up. I will focus on the blade depth, make minor changes each time, and see if that will solve my problem.
Thanks again, Andrea.
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Re: Force Setting

Postby PennyDuncan » December 27th, 2015, 12:59 pm

Good Luck adhst Andrea....don't give up.....the SB's are amazing machines.......
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