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Old 06-30-2020, 11:27 AM
drummerjg drummerjg is offline
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With Vectric's announcement of a soon to be released laser module add on for their family of software, I am both excited and frustrated at the same time.
Excited for the new possibilities and frustrated that I cannot retrofit my Stinger with the Camaster laser option

So, anyone out there know of an after market laser add-on that will work on the Stinger I? If so, has anyone actually used one and had success with it?
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Old 06-30-2020, 11:54 AM
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With Vectric's announcement of a soon to be released laser module add on for their family of software, I am both excited and frustrated at the same time.
Excited for the new possibilities and frustrated that I cannot retrofit my Stinger with the Camaster laser option

So, anyone out there know of an after market laser add-on that will work on the Stinger I? If so, has anyone actually used one and had success with it?
I'm with you on this one, Joe. The inability to add upgrades or add-ons to my machine is a serious issue that I didn't consider when I bought my machine. I don't want to be a whiner or a nay-Sayer here because I really think my Stinger is a great machine. But, I feel like I'm dead in the water when it comes to taking advantage of new technology without having to mortgage the house.

I really hope there is a way to adapt an after-market laser module to my machine. After watching the introductory video, the new Vectric add-on laser module seems like a really great tool.
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:06 PM
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I completely agree. I love my Stinger 1. I am familiar with it and how it functions. Surely there is a way to retrofit a laser module and the wincnc screen to make it work. I really do not want to invest in another machine, both in money and learning curve. Come on Camaster, create a solution for all of your owners!!!!
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Old 06-30-2020, 12:21 PM
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Spindle mounted lasers kits are available. I have no first hand knowledge of them.
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Old 06-30-2020, 05:22 PM
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One of the guys on the YouTube channel said he uses one of these: https://jtechphotonics.com/?product=...and-driver-kit

Seems like a good compromise.
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Old 06-30-2020, 06:35 PM
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One of the guys on the YouTube channel said he uses one of these: https://jtechphotonics.com/?product=...and-driver-kit

Seems like a good compromise.
It does look good but I dont have the z clearance for that...at least from what Im seeing on the website. Thanks for the tip though!
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Old 06-30-2020, 10:57 PM
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I didnít realize it was that high. 8Ē is a bit much...
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