Comparing Skycut V and D Models to KNK Maxx Air
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Comparison of Maxx Air to Skycut V and D Models
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Note: the Skycut D has two heads whereas the V only has one head. Otherwise all specs are the same.
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PriorityItem or FunctionMaxx Air (MA)Skycut V and DWinner
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MBlade Holder
Adjustable on Top - uses springs
Button on Top - no springsMA: easier to adjust blade exposure
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MBlade Holder SeatFully adjustableRestricted to 11.5 mmMA: easier to mount tools and more tools can be used
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HTablesNo difference: both use similar metal tables but the tables are sold separately with the Skycuts
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HControl Panel (CP)NoneHighly functionalSkycut: many more settings & options
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HSetting OriginCan be done from software or from CPMust be done from CPEqual: while the MA offers both options, the camera can be optionally used on the Skycut for phenomenal accuracy.
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MCalibrating for PNCMust be done from software - can be confusing to some usersMust be done from CP - automaticSkycut: very easy process
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HPerforming PNCManual process of aligning laser at each markReg marks are photographed by camera and automatically identifiedSkycut: faster process and automatic
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HPNC AccuracyGoodExceptional: superb accuracy across a sheetSkycut: offers ability to add intermediary reg marks for repeated reading on long projects (using PLT export onto a flash drive)
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MMax Speed800 mm/sec600 mm/secMA: although I've never had an application where I used maximum speed on either cutter
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MSpeed Settings168 Speed settings13 speed settingsMA: although I've not had any issues with only 13 available.
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HCuttingMax Force: 1500 gMax Force: 2000 gSkycut: for obvious reasons although I've not identified any additional materials that can be cut
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MForce Settings255160MA: although I've never had any issues with the 160 available settings
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MConnectivityUSB, Bluetooth, serialWi-Fi, standalone wireless, true USB, or read PLT files from flash driveSkycut: Wi-Fi has far better range than Bluetooth, true USB means no special driver setup needed, as with USB-to-serial
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HPinch wheelsNo difference
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Pinch wheels locations
No difference
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Software Compatibility
SCAL4/5, MTC, and KNK StudioSCAL4/5, SignMaster, VinylMaster, SignCut, Flexi, Corel DrawSkycut: Unless you're an MTC owner. However, it is unlikely that MTC will work indefinitely given it's abandonware.
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