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Forum topic by Hacksaw007 posted 01-05-2019 07:09 PM 662 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I am looking at purchasing a laser engraver with a rotary device so that I can engrave plaques, pens and such. Most models are from China, American models and can be very expensive. I am nearing retirement in a few years and would like to add this ability to my woodworking plans. Any suggestions? I also could consider a duel purpose unit that can cnc engrave and such. Can’t spend a fortune but want something that will last and work well. Thanks for your impute.

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#1 posted 01-05-2019 07:26 PM

1. No water cooled models (old technology keeps them cheap.)
2. Buy a Chinese one… you can replace is every year or two (try to get it serviced)
3. Pay heavy and get customer support (you’ll need it)....

I’ve owned and operated 6 CO2 lasers for almost 20 years…. still got the originals… they work every day….

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#2 posted 01-05-2019 08:08 PM

Have you decided on a size? They have mini combo machines on eBay but you will need to make sure it comes with the laser and spindle.

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#3 posted 01-07-2019 02:48 PM

Have you decided on a size?

- diverlloyd

This is probably the most important question. If you’re looking for something relatively small and only want to do engraving (as opposed to laser cutting) there is a pretty good thread already on here discussing some options from China.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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