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Offsets for Roland Red (45-deg) and Blue (60-deg) Blades

MichiganDawgMichiganDawg Member Posts: 11
Can anyone tell me what the offsets for these blades are?  The packaging for the blades gives a range of values.  I don't understand that at all as I thought the offset was simply a function of the blade's geometry.

FWIW, I'm using the blades in a Roland #5 blade holder in my Zing.

Thanks for any help.
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  • Liz_ALiz_A Member Posts: 9,838
    @MichiganDawg - the litmus test for the correct offset for a blade is absolute square corners on a square. The red blade you could start your testing at 0.25mm. If you get loops, the offset is too high.

    Refer to the Zing User Manual for examples of incorrect offset, too high or too low. 
  • Crazy_Mr_ZingCrazy_Mr_Zing Member Posts: 3,198
    I use a roland clone holder (#5 IN THE IMAGE BELOW) Roland clones blades my 45deg blade were labelled 0.25mm which is what I use
    As with anything non genuine there no guarantee as to the tolerance the manufacture adheres too

    I have a Zing air and the #5 blade holder diameter is very close to that of the genuine KNK holder as this difference in diameter even-though minute this only effects the laser offset setting which mainly effects PNC accuracy so I PNC calibrated using the Roland clone holder and use that exclusively for PNC

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