Do the markings in the Graphtec loupe relate to any actual units like millimeters, or are they just arbitrary?
Curious to try one of these out now, where did you get yours from Simon?We use ours to ensure accurate depth across blades when we swap them out. So far so good.
There is a 0.4mm difference in depth between our cutting and perfcutting blades, and our label machine has it's own depth setting as well (which also uses the Graphtec holder setup).
Seeing if the tip has snapped off or gone blunt is a bonus for us.
Not on the newer machines, like the FC9000. You adjust depth to the depth of the material you are cutting: plain vinyl, laminated vinyl, vinyl with 10mm polycarbonate lamination (floor graphics), etc...I think the Graphtec loupe is used to see if there is still a Sharp Tip on your blade not to see how far it is extended.