So I need some general advice on printing with a laser. I swapped the DW660 with a Jtech laser, used estlcam to convert a small 4"x4" coaster I had cut with the DW660, and loaded into repetier. I set the laser options in estlcam to start: M106 S150 and stop: M107 S0.
First cut, came out pretty darn good, but I know there are some tricks of the trade.
Do I need to set a clearance plane? I had 5mm for milling, but I’m thinking this is no longer applicable??
I printed a few letters and set the toolpath depth in estlcam to 0.00mm.
When I printed a few letters (especially bold thick lettters), the inside is lighter then the outline of the letter. I may bump the power from S150 to S175 or is it a matter of slowing the print down to get a deep burn.
I have very minor smoke staining. I thought I read, you can wipe the wood down with _________, to get rid of the stains.