I was thinking of purchasing a JTeck laser as well. I always like to send an email asking a simple question, their response time and willingness to help are usually my deciding factors. That was TWO MONTHS ago. Still waiting for a response. I bet your payment was processed right away though.
No, that is not necessarily true. If your engraving 1bit Black & White images with gcode generated from our PicLaser or PicEngrave Pro 5, you do not need to flash the J-Tech Firmware. If your engraving 8bit grayscale with varied intensity, it is recommended because the variable S commands will dwell on each line and effect the overall shading.
If your referring to changing back and forth from the J-Tech firmware to the standard X-Carve grbl firmware with our PicSender streamer, here is some instructions. You will need the X-Loader to flash the firmware. http://russemotto.com/xloader/
No, you would have to switch back to the X-Carve’s standard grbl Firmware to use Easel.
It will if you make changes to your grbl settings and engrave at a 45D angle which answers your next question “Does your software allow a 45 degree “hatching” pattern?”. Yes, both of our image/logo to gcode programs do.
Yes, you can run gcode from our programs with UGS.
This isn’t common with Jay. I must have sent several hundred messages back and forth with him regarding some issues I had. He was always more than willing to help. This included shipping me replacement parts next day air at no cost for testing purposes when I couldn’t get my laser to work correctly. I highly recommend J-Tech for quality and customer service.
Marty. I use the J-Tech firmware with the Picengrave and Pic send programs and they are fantastic. What I ended up doing is purchasing a second Arduino for $20 and I flash one with the Inventables firmware and the other with the J-Tech firmware. All I have to do when I want to go back and forth is swap them out.
I have never had an issue when contacting Jay at Jtec. If it is a weekend then it might be delayed but he runs a very reputable and honest business. I too had an issue with a laser and he sent me a new one even though it had been a few months after purchase. I am sure if you search this forum or the net, you will find that Jay does not have a negative reputation.
I am sorry you only give a person one chance and make your statements without basis of fact.
Hypocrite much? You just gave me the same respect off of 1 statement. But that’s fine. im glad you had a good experience. And I didn’t base my opinion off of anyone else’s experience. I made my statement based on my own. That’s a fact.
Sorry it took me a second. I was reading over my conversation looking for the exact point I asked you anything. But alas I couldn’t find it. dont get me wrong. I will probably purchase a laser from JTech. However I was responding to a comment about a similar experience that I had. Please. Get over yourself and stop harassing me.
We have downloaded the trial version of PicSender and successfully connected to the machine but are unable to click on the GRBL button you described in this post: Where is the laser engraving category?
Is this an option that is only available in the full version of the software?
Our PicLaser has basic features for image/logo engraving including an image editor and 11 different Dithering Algorithms.
Our PicEngrave Pro 5 has more advanced options and features then PicLaser has. It includes the same image editor also.
PicSender was developed for very large fast changing raster gcode files, but also can be used for complex spindle cutting/carvings also. It’s not required for streaming the gcode generated from our image to gcode programs, but is recommended.