Best diode laser for doing White tile

Rather than being the stubborn old guy I am and not asking for opinions…I am going to ask for some help.
I have been doing the White tile method on my 50 watt CO2 laser with good success but it will not do some images as well as a diode laser can doing the white tile.
I have people always asking me to make them so time to buy one or two diode lasers.
All I will use them for is white tile. So what has been the best machine overall for this. There are so many to choose from I realize best to ask those who know.
So I appreciate exact recommendations and input. I would not know which power to get…going with the more is better may or may not be it so…opinions are welcome.
I realize this is GRBL so I will have to get used to that as well.

add one to your 50W?

Buying a separate stand alone diode laser like an ortur etc. not adding a diode module to the CO2. A stand alone setup like many have was looking at the Ortur master 2 15watt…but that’s just a guess for me. Maybe an Eleksmaker…again…?

Well I agree with you while the k40 or k50s are good they dont have the quality IMHO of a very good diode.

Myself and a friend are admins on the Endurance laser forum and we both use our own purchased Endurance lasers, these are 10 watt and are excellent but a little pricey, there is also a good version from Matteo Borri who makes the L cheapo range of Lasers in the US, I have one and again this is an excellent diode, both offer full lifetime guarantees which you wont get from any chinese laser, both will cut 3mm wood on the 10 watts in one pass with the right lens and air assist working but its takes time to learn that to get it right.

The l cheapo is a lot cheaper on the mark 7 but its very good. the other things with these 2 makers is the duty cycle is very long unlike chinese lasers.

We are in the process of rebuilding our K40’s to make very much larger beds, bigger than ever before by welding in a complete new section into the existing cabinets. this will give us a bed of around 650 by 750.

we are also hoping with a bit of jiggery pokery that we can in fact be able to use the same gantry to run the c02 laser and the diode but obviously not the same time. there is a bit of work to do this but the new beds are based upon the eleksmaker design so should be fine to do it, might just have to manually switch over some wires.

I still think we are not yet ready to dump the diodes , they still have a place and I personally like the style of engraving they do over the K40 or c02 laser. Long may they do as well. also try OPT lasers I think from Poland which are good but no lifetime guarantee. Have fun…