I’m a new E2 user and have been playing around with a lot of different materials and cutting requirements for them.
One thing that was grinding my gears was that each time I pulled a material out, if it hadn’t cut through properly, I could never get it to align bang on to where it was sitting on the first cut, so that I could just do another pass on that section and it would line up perfectly with the original cut (even with an alignment grid that user Bob posted up and I made).
So I made an origin grid alignment tool out of mdf. Now I can push my sheets hard up to the origin before every cut, and when I’m done, if 1 line hasn’t gone all of the way through I can put the sheet back in the exact same position easily and cut that one line again. Very handy, particularly on some detailed 3d models I’ve made where the laser gets a bit dirty during the cut and some of the lines need another pass.
The grid is made out of layers of 3mm mdf (stacked 7 layers high). The bottom 4 layers are not full layers - they are individual squares glued at equal spacings so that there is gaps around the matts for air to pass under.
I also cut some circles out of the bottom layer which I stuck strong magnets in, so that it stays firmly in place but can be taken out easily when needed.
The only negative thing is that, because of the height I made it, your cuts need to always be about 10mm from the edge or the laser module hits the template… but if I need to cut close to the edge, I just line the sheet up then remove the template.
Very useful! - If anybody wan’ts the file more than happy to share.