When I bought the 3018 (on a whim) I had planed to use it for woodworking, and it came with a laser, which was nice. Now, 3 weeks into my Lightburn trial I realize that the 3018 is not going work out as a laser engraver, and I need a dedicated machine. I will be buying Lightburn at the end of the trial, so the question I put to you seasoned veterans of this hobby (nay, obsession) is what to replace it with. I would like to stick with Amazon for the fast, free shipping and there are some discounts being offered on one or two of the machines. The three that are within budget are: ATOMSTACK A5 Pro with a 5.5W laser and a working area of 400x410; the ORTUR laser master 2 (LU2-4) with a 5.5W laser and a working area of 400x430; and a NEJE engraver master 2S with a 7.5W laser and a working area of 460x810. I can see in the categories list that there are sections for all three brands/machines, so my question is, are these three worth considering, should I stay away from them, and if so, what should I consider as a beginner hobbyist that’s in the $400 to $500 range (that’s my budget). I would greatly appreciate any words of advice you can offer. I’ve had fun with the limited abilities of the 3018 using Lightburn but I need something better.