Install Your AutoGraver-20® Cutter Without Any Clutter
Your Scott AutoGraver-20® desktop engraving machine is a master of simplicity, from its intuitive software and smooth operation down to its fast, easy cutter installation. Leave your tool bag in the closet for this clear, effortless setup.
Raise the engraver head to the top of its travel path via the arrow keys in the VPanel computer window. Then move the head over your workpiece.
Rotate the collet until the set screw points toward you. Now hold the cutter between two fingers and slide it into the collet. Be sure to align the flat of the cutter to the right as shown.
Tighten the collet set screw with a simple hex driver, while holding the cutter almost flush with the bottom of the vacuum foot.
Lower the engraver head until the vacuum foot is approximately 1/8” from touching the workpiece. Next, click the Z button (circled) to set the Z axis origin point. Confirm that the Z position readout has changed to 0.000”.
Loosen the set screw, and the cutter will drop to touch the surface of the workpiece. To finish, tighten the set screw. Then raise the Z axis off the surface of the workpiece, and you’re ready to start cutting your job!
For Maximum Performance...
Follow these simple tips:
When creating toolpaths in the software, always select the correct tool to match the tool you’ve currently installed in the machine. Our tool database contains all the geometry and feed rates to give you the cleanest and quickest results. Remember that selecting the wrong tool in the software will give you a mismatch and poor quality.
Keep the Spindle Speed at maximum and Speed Adjust at 100% - that’s where we calibrated the tool database.
The Cursor Step choices in the VPanel let you adjust how fast the arrow keys work. “Continue” will move the head steadily while you hold the button. The x100, x10 and x1 will move the head about 0.040", .004" and .0004” respectively, for each click.
SHARPEN YOUR ENGRAVING SKILLS
It takes just a few moments to properly install your Scott AutoGraver-20® engraving cutter, for hours and hours of successful tag- and sign-making. Remember, too, that our Scott Machine professionals are just a phone call away, to assist and guide you. For more than 50 years, our American-made products have raised the bar and set the standard.