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Blog series by philphoto updated 11-29-2014 05:40 PM 2 parts 19789 reads 17 comments total

Part 1: What I have learned by owning a laser engraver.

11-29-2014 05:33 AM by philphoto | 7 comments »

This is my second year of owning an Epilog Helix 24 X 18, 50 watt laser. In this blog I offer my experience and insight in helping woodworkers who are considering buying, or have just bought, a laser engraver. I am not the greatest wood worker—just an average guy with some tools. When I saw a demonstration of the Epilog, I could see so many opportunities for wood working. Opportunities I never considered – until now. As a retired, disabled woodworker some tasks in the shop were a chal...

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Part 2: Before You Buy A Laser

11-29-2014 05:40 PM by philphoto | 10 comments »

Before You Buy A Laser—There are three things to consider when selecting a laser: Size Matters. A lot! The larger the bed the more copies of a piece you can make saving reload time. Also, many jobs need to be produced on a larger bed laser. The 18” X 24” is fine for a large percentage of the market. Some of the higher priced cabinet doors, skateboard decks, and furniture need to have a large bed laser. If I had it to do over, I would have purchased the largest unit Epilog makes...

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