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CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

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Old 1 Week Ago May 14, 2017 6:48:31 PM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

Just got a new ce6000-60 a week ago. I used it to cut about 20-25 feet of Siser EasyWeed. Now trying to cut Strip Flock and I think it's going to be the end of me. I have tried all kinds of settings. Tried the graphtec settings for this media listed on the Siser website. Have searched this forum and tried all kinds of settings listed. Like in this thread: Graphtec CE-6000 problems cutting flock!
Have tried Josh Ellsworth's glitter settings listed in another thread because many said they worked well. I have tried playing around with the settings. + TE and overcut. - TE and overcut. I watched videos that said Strip Flock "weeds like butter". And how easy it is to work with.

I am getting nothing but crap with test cuts. Not cutting through, weeds like #%¥!

Am using a 0.9mm 45 deg blade that has only been used to cut the easy weed as described above (which worked GREAT, btw). It's an OEM blade.
Do I need to expose more blade to cut this stuff? Use a 60 deg blade? Use the 1.5 mm blade(s)? --> hope not because that will require investing in another blade holder and take time I don't have right now as my local supplier doesn't stock this size.
Other advice?
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

Flock & Glitter materials are thicker than EasyWeed, so if you set up the blade according the Graphtec setup video, you won't have enough blade exposed. I'd pull out the blade a little further, do a test cut, and run the job pretty slowly to get best results.
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

Ok. Thanks for that advice. I did slow it down from the recommended 30 to 20. I lowered the blade another 3/8th of a turn and did a hand cut circle on some scrap. It seems like maybe this should fix the problem.
 
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

Depending on your blade depth you may need to keep increasing the force to gain the proper result. Also check your blade holder tool to ensure that it is inserted properly. It is common for the blade holder to be inserted slightly crooked and not be flush in the Cutting head.
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

Maybe try 2 passes (i do it in 1), i use a 60* blade for everything, from sticky flock, to sign vinyl, glitter, Siser E-Z weed, and flock material. I have never had a blade holder not fit in my Graphtec..
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

You almost have to have a 60 degree blade for flock. If a Silhouette Cameo can cut flock then so can your Graphtec.
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

I'm sorry, but I don't agree that you need a 60° blade for flock.

Today where the hotmelt is even more elastic as it was in the past a 45° blade with a depth set correctly gives much better results. I'd guess that you need to have a look on the blade holder, the blade should turn easily without having too much play. A drop of oil or some soft soap on the ball bearing in the blade holder can help.

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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

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I'm sorry, but I don't agree that you need a 60° blade for flock.
If the actual manufacturer of one of the most popular styles of flock says you need a 60 degree, then I think they know a little more about the stuff than any of us do. They don't say they recommend or that it may be better. The actual words are "You NEED a 60-degree blade when cutting thicker materials such as flock".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2cyx63Qln8

That's less than 2 years old. The formulation has not changed since then. Even if it has flock hasn't gotten thinner. Heat transfer flock is as thick as it always has been.

Just because it can be done with a 45 degree doesn't mean that's the correct blade to use. I can cut 2x4's with a coping saw. But I like not spending an hour on one cut so I use a regular hand saw.
 
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Default Re: CE6000-60 and Siser Strip Flock

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Originally Posted by Holger Beck
I'm sorry, but I don't agree that you need a 60° blade for flock.
If the actual manufacturer of one of the most popular style of flock says you need a 60 degree, then I think they know a little more about the stuff than any of us do. They don't say they recommend or that it may be better. The actual words are "You NEED a 60 degree blade when cutting thicker materials such as flock".

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2cyx63Qln8

Just because it can be done with a 45 degree doesn't mean that's the correct blade to use. I can cut 2x4's with a coping saw. But I like not spending an hour on one cut so I use a regular hand saw.

Now maybe other brands are thinner and maybe the OP is using a different brand than Stahl's. If so, I stand corrected.
 






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