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Which Cricut cuts wood?

According to this YouTube video only the Cricut Maker and Explorer are able to cut wood and only very thin wood of 1/16th of an inch or 1.5 mm or thinner. You also need to use very soft wood like ...
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Will a die cutter work for intricate 'lace style' cut outs in paper?

The Cricut and similar machines such as the Cameo Silhouette use very sharp knife blades mounted in a manner to allow the tip to rotate to follow the direction of movement. They are nearly perfect ...
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What kind of laser cutter is required to cut 3mm plywood

The typical hobbyist laser will either be a diode laser or a CO2 laser, when the focus is 3 mm plywood. I have both, with the diode laser having an optical output power of 5 Watts at 100% power. The ...
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Laser cutter engraving when it should be cutting

If your laser cutter is treating vectors as raster information, there's a good chance that it's receiving incorrect instructions. One such example of this might be in Adobe Illustrator where you can ...
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Which Cricut cuts wood?

Cricut cutting machines that can cut wood: Cricut Maker: This machine can cut a variety of materials, including balsa wood, basswood, and chipboard, up to 2.4 mm thick. Cricut Explore Air: This ...
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Coffee stencil cutting machine

An option beyond using a laser would be to purchase a craft cutting machine such as a Silhouette Cameo or similar. It uses a very sharp cutter that is moved over the surface of the material, cutting ...
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Cameo 4 not cutting exactly on the printed line

In the comments you wrote that all cuts are always slightly left of the printed lines. That means the cutter uses a different 0-coordonate (the starting point of all measurements on the page) than the ...
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Laser cutter versus electronic cutting for stencil making?

Having used frequently both a Silhouette Cameo 3 and a reasonably powerful laser cutter, I can perhaps offer up both sides. Cameo 3 Plus: Quieter in operation, by a huge factor Much less expensive ...
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How do I get reddish scorch marks with a laser cutter?

The scorch marks in the images provided appear to be condensed wood sap, common with laser engraving. They can be completely eliminated outside of the burn area by using a mask, typically ordinary ...
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Will a die cutter work for intricate 'lace style' cut outs in paper?

This is an old question that asks specifically whether a particular machine will handle the task of cutting a lace design, and fred_dot_u answered that. The question also asks if there's another way ...
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Coffee stencil cutting machine

You can choose to use either a laser metal cutter such as these or you can use a CNC plasma or CNC laser cutter. If you wish to limit costs, your local makerspace may have one of these options.
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Silhouette Cameo 4 not able to cut hollow equilateral triangles with equal sides. What should I try?

My guess is that the cutting tool itself isn't as precise as you expect and you have to factor this inaccuracy into your design. (Please note that I've never used a Cameo, but the nature of the ...
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Silhouette Cameo 4 not able to cut hollow equilateral triangles with equal sides. What should I try?

I've used a Cameo a few times at the local makerspace. The flexibility in the settings is quite substantial. I would suggest to shift to a different material, adjust the settings appropriately. A ...
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Cricut detects material and mat size wrongly

The mat and the material you cut on the mat are called "load types" in Design Space (the software for Cricut). Load types include: without a mat, on a mat, multiple ways. The Cricut help ...
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Are there machines to cut and score on card stock?

As many have described in the comments, there are a variety of computer-guided cutting machines, ranging from the Cricut and Silhouette level machines which are designed for home use, to more serious ...
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Coffee stencil cutting machine

The question asks about a laser cutter, but also asks what kind of machine is normally used and recommendations. What's normally used is not a laser cutter. These kinds of items are likely injection ...
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Laser cutter versus electronic cutting for stencil making?

I can only speak about one half of information which you are looking for, but my information is very fresh... Last night, I was scaling down some of my free-hand air-brush stencils using a Silhouette ...
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