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7 Learning Mistakes Made by Cutter Owners

SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 6,983
edited October 2015 in Tips and Tricks
I wrote a new article that was published today on personaldiecutting.com. Here's a direct link in case you're interested in reading it:

http://personaldiecutting.com/7-learning-mistakes-made-by-cutter-owners/

Sandy McCauley
Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Air
Need help with your KNK? Visit this link: http://knkusa.com/contact/
KNK / MTC Videos: http://bit.ly/1kmAcoO
Latest KNK / MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 9,343
    Super, super article @SandyMcC and very timely! Thanks for posting the link and what a great article! We are so lucky to have you on this forum!!!
  • PennyPenny Member Posts: 2,016
    I agree. Great article.
    Penny in Albuquerque, NM "Not all those who wander are lost." - R.R. Tolkien
  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,050
    makes three of us
    Have fun, Di, ID 14610
    UK, Cameo, Serif Draw, Win10.
    Link to My Craft Bazaar | Link to Skool | Force Bazaar - Archimedes
    Feel free to use anything in these links.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 6,983
    Thanks so much! I'm honored that you like it!
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Air
    Need help with your KNK? Visit this link: http://knkusa.com/contact/
    KNK / MTC Videos: http://bit.ly/1kmAcoO
    Latest KNK / MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • GranAnnieGranAnnie Member Posts: 110
  • byMariebyMarie Member Posts: 40
    Great article! Guilty of most - but #1 - I am not afraid to make mistakes. Made a lot of them and many cost me a lot of money. I did read the KNK manual but I found doing the applications/tips while reading is more beneficial. I've watched many of the back MTC webinars video and I also try the tips as I watch - pausing many times in between. I retain more and learn faster if I do it as I read or watch.

    I will say that I wouldn't have bought my Zing and starting using MTC if it wasn't for an out-of-date comparison chart. The Zing was rated pretty high.
  • DarleneIDarleneI Member Posts: 2,741
    I used to always screw up and then read the manual. These cutting machines have cured me of that. lol. I still screw up bit I feel better if I have a reason for it and someone has a solution. There are still several things I wish we could do in MTC but other software is catching up. None of them have topped MTC on tracing. I loved your article Sandy. Made all those mistakes. Hope it helps others.
  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 9,343
    @byMarie - that's great feedback, I am like you I do like to read/watch and do it.
  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,050
    edited October 2015
    @Liz_A I only read a manual when all else fails. Obviously with the Zing I am going to have to start with the manual and progress slowly - making mistakes is my one saving grace - I make lots of them.
    Have fun, Di, ID 14610
    UK, Cameo, Serif Draw, Win10.
    Link to My Craft Bazaar | Link to Skool | Force Bazaar - Archimedes
    Feel free to use anything in these links.
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 6,983
    @Di-lite, Zing and Zing Air owners only have to read the first two chapters to start cutting. Then Chapters 3 - 8 are MTC chapters, covering the software only. Chapter 9 is for those wanting to do PNC. And Chapter 10 is called Applications containing miscellaneous information about cutting various types of materials and using the embosser, engraver, etc. Thus, for a LOT of our of customers, they only have to read two chapters. That doesn't seem so painful, does it? :P
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Air
    Need help with your KNK? Visit this link: http://knkusa.com/contact/
    KNK / MTC Videos: http://bit.ly/1kmAcoO
    Latest KNK / MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • MeFlickMeFlick Member Posts: 8,967
    edited October 2015
    Di-lite said:

    @Liz_A I only read a manual when all else fails. Obviously with the Zing I am going to have to start with the manual and progress slowly - making mistakes is my one saving grace - I make lots of them.

    @Di-lite - did you mean the Zing or the new "coming soon" Force that KNK is coming out with? I thought you had joined me and others on the Force bandwagon :wink: - Either way - Sandy has a great manual for the Zing and will no doubt have a great one for the Force as well. Can't wait to get my hands on one of the Force cutters and check out Sandy's manual for it so I can get to using it!

    Edited to say that I forgot to say that this is a great article Sandy and a great resource for us to point newbies too. Will have to try and remember that! Thanks for taking the time to write it all up and put it in one place.
    Post edited by MeFlick on
    Go Vols!
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    Cutting with 18" Silver Bullet and a KNK Force (the rest are collecting dust!)
  • SandyMcCSandyMcC Member Posts: 6,983
    Thanks, @MeFlick! :)
    Sandy McCauley
    Cutting with KNK Force, Maxx Air, Zing Air
    Need help with your KNK? Visit this link: http://knkusa.com/contact/
    KNK / MTC Videos: http://bit.ly/1kmAcoO
    Latest KNK / MTC User Manuals: http://www.iloveknk.com/Support/user-manuals/
  • Di-liteDi-lite Member Posts: 3,050
    edited October 2015
    @SandyMcC I not complaining about your manual -what I've read of it is excellent and very clear - it's a habit that I got into a long time ago of presuming I knew what I was doing and it isn't until I fall flat on my face that I realise I need to read the manual. Goes back way before computer technology - scanners, photocopiers and faxing machines to name but a few.

    @MeFlick - oh yes I'm on the band wagon for the Force - I've ordered it from the first wave and am both excited and dreading the learning curve! The cameo is a cut and go machine and I rarely need to change my settings as I utilise cheap paper to test my cutting files. With the zing it's obvious that I am going to have to learn to change settings a lot as I will want to do so much more with it. Then there's the added feature which I find enthralling - the Rotary Cutter bit. My mind has been in a whirl at the project I can do with it. I look forward to Sandy putting the manual up - that's a lot of work for her - and I for one will appreciate all she has /is doing.

    Not only is it a great article I've bookmarked it so that I can refer to it when all else fails, and make a proper request for help. I still like "it wont cut my file" tho'.
    Have fun, Di, ID 14610
    UK, Cameo, Serif Draw, Win10.
    Link to My Craft Bazaar | Link to Skool | Force Bazaar - Archimedes
    Feel free to use anything in these links.
  • pixelpusherpatpixelpusherpat Member Posts: 262
    THX @SandyMcC You're very appreciated for all you do. Great article...saved for reference. Especially to be able to ask questions informatively.!
  • NancNanc Member Posts: 632
    That's a good piece with so many things to keep in mind. Appreciate it.
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