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Forum topic by Tom posted 04-27-2018 08:52 PM 1112 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-27-2018 08:52 PM

I’ve been thinking about getting a laser engraver to customize cutting boards I make. I’ve done a little research…but not really sure what’s out there in my budget range. I’m looking for something that I can slide the board under and engrave so the enclosed ones won’t work. I also know you need software and that the free stuff usually isn’t the best. Any brand recommendations/advice on picking the right one?

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#1 posted 04-27-2018 10:13 PM

Hi Tom – have you checked to see if there are any local maker spaces in your area?

I am a member at a maker space that has 3 CO2 lasers – 40w, 50w, and 60w Epilogs. My membership fee sis $60/month for 7 days a week access (they also have an option for weekend only for $35/nonth). There is no additional fee to use the lasers.

If you can find something similar, it would give you a very low cost of entry and access to great tools.

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#2 posted 04-27-2018 11:20 PM

Here’s one that gets a lot attention on youtube. It can sit on the wood, so the size of the wood is unlimited. They’re all pretty much the same, and searching around gearbest will turn up some better values because they’re always running specials.

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#3 posted 04-28-2018 03:14 AM

Laguna tools-

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