I have experience using the 60W laser at the local makerspace.
Additionally, I spoke with the owner/developer of LightBurn at the MRRP festival this year.
After watching the training videos on the software, I’m impressed with the capabilities / features of the software. Unfortunately, the makerspace isn’t interested in deviating from RD_Works.
As a result, I’d like to get a laser of my own.
Considering the K40, but I think the working area is a little small for my needs.
I’d like at least one axis to have no less than 16" of travel.
As long as I can cut 1/8" wood, that’s all the laser power I need, speed isn’t super important.
From what I can tell, the 50W machines have a good working size, 300x500 mm (11.8"x19.7)
Any advice you have on the most cost effective route would be appreciated.
I’m very comfortable working with wiring and boards and such, so if picking the right solution means a board upgrade, I’m cool with that.