Are you a new laser owner, or thinking about getting one? This xTool D1 guide for beginners will help you get started!
My husband gave me an xTool D1Pro 10W for my birthday, but I was so intimidated by it that I didn’t set it up for 9 months! I really regret waiting so long because once I finally jumped in I was HOOKED! I love to work with my laser and find new ways to use it. There are some important safety issues to keep in mind before you get started, and that’s what I’m covering in the video below. If you end up deciding that you want to upgrade your open laser, xTool has an incredible virtual trade in offer happening from January 18th-February 17, 2024, that I’ll explain more at the end of this xTool D1 guide for beginners.
Safety Features You Need to Add On
My D1 came with the machine and no add ons. You could use it that way, but to make it safer you really should add a vented enclosure and a honeycomb. The enclosure will protect you from the laser as well as smoke fumes, and a vent will help get those fumes away. A honeycomb helps raise whatever you are lasering off the metal base to reduce charring. The added space helps with air flow and reduces the amount of burn on your projects. Before I used my laser for the first time I purchased an xTool enclosure, a honeycomb, and a window kit so that I could safely use my laser cutter indoors.
Focus the Laser
The xTool D1 doesn’t have an autofocus feature. You will need to focus the laser every time you use it. It gets faster with practice! Watch the video starting here to see how to focus the laser with the tools that are on the laser head.
Cleaning Your xTool
It’s important to keep your laser clean so it will work correctly. Use rubbing alcohol, q-tips, and a soft cloth to remove build up from the laser.
Limited Time Virtual Trade In Offer from xTool
If you have decided that adding all this “stuff” on is too much, or if you want something safer and more powerful like I do, then it’s time to upgrade to an enclosed model. I love using my laser and I want to be able to use it as often and as safely as possible inside my house, so I am moving up to the S1 with an air purifier. I’ll share more about that soon! If you are considering making an upgrade, too, then xTool has a great offer for you!
In order to claim your offer, visit the trade in site to complete the form. You don’t have to actually send in your machine! Show proof of ownership and choose your offer. xTool will send you the reward coupon to use towards the purchase of your new machine. It’s that simple! This program is only valid from January 18-February 17, 2024, so act fast to catch this great deal!
This is a sponsored post with xTool but all ideas and opinions are my own.