Post by aviphysics on Jan 23, 2012 17:20:10 GMT -9
I have seen the eCraft. To bad it doesn't have alignment sensors for my print and cut work. Still might suggest it to my father for his thing.
A KNK Zing would fulfill both our needs but runs $420 including shipping. Also, the Silhouette platform seems to have better support in the paper terrain community. Also, pages have to be aligned manually using a laser as a guide. It seems to work pretty well but is one more thing to do and for me to screw up.
If money were out of the equation I think I would get the Zing but even the $270 for the Silhouette Cameo on Amazon is pretty high for me.
BTW, I don't think the Cameo uses the caps. It seems like it has an adjustable depth blade now (the end twists and you can select several values).
Last Edit: Jan 23, 2012 17:22:47 GMT -9 by aviphysics
Yep, Silhouette has discontinued the capped blade. I don't have a ratchet blade, so I'm not sure what the depth settings are for it.
What I would recommend at this point is to try and figure out exactly how thick the veneer he plans on using and then asking Silhouette's customer support if either machine is up to the task. They've been pretty good at giving at least some sort of answer when I've sent them questions.
Post by josedominguez on Jan 24, 2012 2:13:00 GMT -9
You'd probably have to set it to do multiple passes and alter the cut depth at each step..... the machine just doesn't generate enough force to cut veneer. Consider the fact that a pair of scissors use the strength of a human arm multiplied up with a mechanical advantage. With the right pair of scissors you can cut steel sheeting. That's all tin snips and bolt cutters are. A couple of drive motors aren't going to come near that and if they did the blade would bind or you'd lose the tip. I've used mine on some varied papers and cards and find that it has problems with anything stiffer than card stock and some fibrous papers. They are nowhere near as tough as veneer. I've got some stiff dense card which is really thin but almost like plastic and it always misses cuts on that as the blade skips over the tough surface.
Sorry for Necrothreading, but this thread was one of the first search result about cutting veneer... ... well, I've done it. It is a thin veneer, made for modelists (the back side has a thin layer of ... something like fabric... to help the glue "grip".
Anyway, with the blade set to 9, the slowest possible speed and the "double cut" option, i have it cut almost perfectly.
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