Buying your First Laser Machine

Video by Russ Sadler Buying your first laser machine: This is not a machine comparison video that helps you choose the best machine. No, this honestly discusses the key points to look for in your new purchase and all the dishonest marketing and sub-standard products that are being sold. At the budget end of the market, any machine you buy from “flea bay ” will be built from many B-grade components. The machine will work “in some way” but as a naïve newcomer to the technology it is likely that you will be blaming your lack of technical prowess for … Read more

Buying a Chinese Laser Engraving and Cutting Machine

50 Watt CO2 Laser with 300 x 500mm Bed Size Having recently been made redundant, I was finding it difficult to find a suitable alternative in my preferred laser sector. It was clearly time I went about buying a laser engraving and cutting machine to act as a possible second income stream. So, how to go about buying a laser engraving and cutting machine? Determine the maximum machine size you can fit in the available space. Work out your budget; include the cost for a replacement laser tube, laser PSU plus any import duties & taxes. Check out the forums … Read more

How Much Does a Laser Cutting and Engraving Machine Cost?

When I was recently researching to buy a new laser cutting & engraving machine, I discovered there were few resources online giving realistic price ranges for different types of laser cutting & engraving machines. For budgeting purposes, I needed to find out How Much Does a Laser Cutting and Engraving Machine Cost. Here’s what I discovered. So, how much do laser cutting & engraving machines cost? A typical home/hobby laser cutting & engraving machine with a 25~60 Watt CO2 laser source and a bed size of between 8″ x 12″ (200 x 300mm) up to 16″ x 24″ (400 x … Read more