Thanks to this forum, I just learned that I’m not supposed to use a laser to cut vinyl, as it creates a highly dangerous (to both me and my machines) chloride (?) gas.
I have used my diode laser (1.5W) to cut stickers out of adhesive sheets like these.
I think most of the threads I’ve seen refer to a) cutting a thick sheet of vinyl like flooring, and b) using a CO2 laser, so I wanted to double check my situation, since these things cut like butter, and not much smoke comes off at all.
So just to confirm: The same warning applies to cutting thin sheets, and it doesn’t matter how low the wattage is, it’s still going to generate a problematic gas, correct? Does it only happen above certain wattages / temperatures?