NOTE: We just swapped out our Siser Easy-Weed Stretch for Siser Easy-Weed standard, and the problems were 50% improved. The Siser Easy-Weed Stretch is glossier on the back and has a HUGE tendency to lift while the blade lifts, and to "stutter" while the blade is dragging in straight lines.cutting strip?
The Teflon strip underneath the blade that the materials gets pulled/pushed across has seen better days, but it is BY NO MEANS in horrible condition. It has a couple cuts on it, but we haven't damaged it any further in recent weeks and the problems have been escalating more and more. We might replace that part anyway to be safe, but knowing Graphtec it'll be a $5,000 part LOL!
blade not rotating freely?
We also changed out the blade holder, it's VERY smooth, we actually thought the reason for the low-quality and wavy lines was rotating TOO FREELY, haha. We tested it and the blade was very easily rotated.
edit: check this thread
From my experience this is going to be either (or a combination) of:NOTE: We just swapped out our Siser Easy-Weed Stretch for Siser Easy-Weed standard, and the problems were 50% improved. The Siser Easy-Weed Stretch is glossier on the back and has a HUGE tendency to lift while the blade lifts, and to "stutter" while the blade is dragging in straight lines.
This is a new role of Siser Easy-Weed Stretch, 25 yards, and we've had issues with Siser over time having to send back faulty materials. But we think it could be a mix of the material and the blade sharpness (but the confusing part is we're using the same blades from a bulk lot of 30 blades we bought and they've all been good)
*PICTURES ATTACHED showing more issues from today:
1) Siser Easy Weed Stretch lifting so badly on the cutter it wrinkles and stops the machine
2) Siser Easy Weed Stretch not being cut completely causing BAD lifting on every letter while weeding (we've thrown away a LOT of material today alone)
We switched back to the OEM blade holder from Graphtec (the $105 one, lol) Nothing seems to help with the stretch material - even though we've been using it for nearly a year now, not sure why today everything seemed to go wrong.is your blade holder too low?
i think the general consensus is 3 credit cards from the material being cut
Please see attached picture with 3 credit cards stacked under our blade holder
(i did just read those cheap blades have a 2-4 week lifespan,
whereas the cleancut is 10-12 months)
We've been able to get between 1-2 months from the generic $1 blades, but the ones we've been using this morning have only had between 1 week and most recently 5 minutes haha! We'll be getting some Clean Cut blades for sure, we're really good at taking advice - just don't know how it could be the blade when once we swapped material from Siser Easy Weed Stretch to normal Siser Easy Weed the problems went away (without changing ANY other settings)
We switched back to the OEM blade holder from Graphtec (the $105 one, lol) Nothing seems to help with the stretch material - even though we've been using it for nearly a year now, not sure why today everything seemed to go wrong.
Thanks so much for your help!!It looks like from that photo that you have waayy to much pressure, and the last one you have way to much blade exposed
THANK YOU, roger that - we'll back the pressure off to the minimum  and suck some more of the blade in!
Did you try to re-set to factory defaults? I never cut faster than speed of 20.Just because it goes that fast doesn't mean you have to
This is a good point, maybe the speed and pressure is making the blade wave and wiggle under force. Wonder why the issues were only prevalent on the Siser Easy Weed Stretch? Maybe the more stretchy material causes some issues and exaggerates the pressure and speed more
THIS IS GENIUS! Never thought of taking the blade holder out and cutting across the vinyl by hand...now that we're thinking about it we've had it extended way too far, we only need to have it extended enough to cut through the material itself. Thank youTry this also:
To start with, you should set your blade depth correctly, by taking the blade holder out of the machine, and firmly cut across a piece of scrap vinyl, you will be cutting. You should only be cutting the vinyl and barely a mark on wax paper backing, Adjust blade to get there, Then put the blade holder back in machine, and use the force of the machine to get there, same results, only cutting the vinyl and barely a mark in wax paper backing.
Thanks Biverson, we were able to get our order fulfilled today thankfully, but had to switch materials. We're going to adjust our blade setting in tomorrow!so your blade is down and matches the vinyls thickness. This will help prevent too much force and length to cut through the carrier
Hey Flex,Thanks Biverson, we were able to get our order fulfilled today thankfully, but had to switch materials. We're going to adjust our blade setting in tomorrow!
1) Adjust blade back into the blade holder
2) Slow speed down from 30 to 20
Q: Should I adjust tangential cutting setting at all?
Hey Siser, thanks so much for joining the forums! Thought you had joined because our email came through last week with a link to this thread. We'll re-send the email without images (we attached pictures originally so maybe it was over the limit for Siser's inbox to receive)Hey Flex,
If you send a n email to [email protected] and include your photos, they can help you solve your issues. We're always here to help!
Right on! That's the consensus after we uploaded a close-up of the blade holder. We made the adjustment and have a lot of orders to make up today after the weekend out of town, so we'll report back.For one, the blade is cutting way too deep
Hey there! Thanks for the post. We swapped out blades just to be sure before making this new thread on the forums, so that wasn't it - but it was a great idea and thanks for taking the time to post.You may have broken the tip of the blade, that would be another reason for inaccurate cuts. Have you looked at the file in wireframe to make sure there are no stray nodes in it? The credit length of the blade is NOT the proper setting for the blade.