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Old 07-29-2020, 08:01 AM
jetskimajic jetskimajic is offline
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Default camaster zero xy laser crosshair intensity

is there a way to lower the intensity of the laser cross hair? I have to shine a bright light. over the laser on any surface to see a fine line, otherwise the laser is so bright it looks like it is 1/8 th of an inch wide. It has been like this from new and I am on my second one, the first one failed and was covered under warranty.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:13 AM
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Hmm...that sounds more like a focus issue.
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:25 AM
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I don't really ever use the laser to be 100% spot on. I use it more to make sure my piece is parallel with the gantry.
I think the best you can do is break it over the edges of your work piece. I use locating pins or an inside 90 fixed to the spoilboard for something that is critical in placement.

I think the laser is more for lining up a piece than it is for precisely locating something within .010
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Old 07-29-2020, 09:43 AM
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i agree with JP. but there are several checks you need to make with the laser to make it as accurate as you can. by making sure (at least one of) the axis of travel is aligned with the laser line in that direction. my x and y coming out of the laser were not perfect 90 degreesm, so i just use the y axis.

also, the laser x,y center position and the corresponding bit x,y can be checked and adjusted.

my laser has a bloom about it alright, similar to yours, i just try to use the center of the darkest portion. using it for general stock positioning is rather handy i think...
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Old 07-29-2020, 10:06 AM
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Thanks, I do use a vbit for lining up critical points, I was just curious if it was a laser issue or not. I have tried to refocus it and adjust it up and down a bit, but not much changed. And I am also off a bit x&y that I should adjust a little closer, but not a real issue. Thanks for the info.
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