DIY Paper Tape Punch - Mechanism diagram?

steven at steven at
Fri May 1 18:05:47 CDT 2020

Hugh said
> I've cut Mylar tape with a Glowforge laser.  It cuts very nicely but the
> alignment is a major hassle, plus you can only cut ~15" of tape which
> doesn't go very far.  Not worth the effort.  If you were to build a custom
> linear drive it might work.  But also very slow.

That's very interesting. I had thought the smaller home shop lasers were generally
for cutting perspex and thin plywood, rather than mylar sheet. Can your laser
software import a DXF? If so I can send you a DXF of a test tape (in 15" segments)
if you are interested, I would very much like to see the result.


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