Let’s clarify. The R-Series has never been accused of being a quiet cutter. Still, there are times when first-time users are rightfully shocked by the loud noise coming from their new equipment.
Upon turning on the R-Series, the tool carriage head should move all the way to the right, engage a sensor, and then be ready to cut. However, sometimes the tool carriage head will move over to the right side, and start making a loud horn-like noise. This is sometimes a result of the shipping process, and it is easy to correct. Here are the 2 main causes of this issue.
1)The Tool Carriage Tab Is Bent.
The tool carriage has a tab on the right side of it, where the belt connects. This tab is
supposed to fit through a hole on the far right of the cutter, and activate an aligning
sensor. However, it is possible that this tab is bent out (especially if the cutter head
was at one time off of its track) and not going through its hole. Simply bend the tab
flush with the belt again, and it will slide through its hole to activate the sensor.
2)The Tool Carriage Tab Is Not Reaching Its Sensor.
If the tab is passing through the hole on the right, but the cutter is still making this loud noise, the tab is not reaching the aligning sensor. To correct this issue, set the cutter on a desktop (Do not leave it on its stand for this correction). With the machine unplugged, remove the far right end cover. There are 4 screws that keep this cover on. Remove these and slide the right cover off. It will remain connected by wiring, so be careful in removing the cover. You will be able to see the aligning sensor, along with the metal tab when it goes through its hole on the far right wall. Slide the tool carriage all the way to the right, and see if the tab reaches the first set of sensors. If the tool carriage tab does not reach the sensor, it is likely due to the sensor being knocked out of its place. Simply bend the sensor back into its place, so that the tab easily reaches the sensor.