[hackerspaces] Start a Kickstarter for Your Laser Cutter Today

tetsu yatsu tetsuharu at gmail.com
Mon Feb 7 23:21:44 CET 2011

The 120W range gets you soo much more capability, but the affordable 40W
lasers like the one we got are still awesome.

If you think you can afford a 120W metal-cutting laser? Shii. Go for it.

But I'm with Russ, here. 40W lasers ain't that bad :). (plus it gives you
something to modify the balls out of, new lasercut faceplates!)

We went with a FullSpectrum Engineering laser:
http://www.fullspectrumengineering.com/co2laserv2-40w.html <-- good for the

On Mon, Feb 7, 2011 at 5:15 PM, Russ Garrett <russ at garrett.co.uk> wrote:

> On 7 February 2011 17:15, bre pettis <brepettis at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I will also donate on kickstarter to any hackerspace wanting to get a
> > lasercutter. I recommend getting a non-chinese knockoff brand. Get the
> > biggest one you can afford!
> We found a dealer in the UK who imports the cheap Chinese laser
> cutters and provides spares for them. We bought a 40W, 800x600mm
> (24x32") model for less than a third the cost of the equivalent Epilog
> model.
> We have had a couple of problems with it, but primarily due to cooling
> issues which were our fault.
> --
> Russ Garrett
> russ at garrett.co.uk
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