Using a chart from Hurricane Lasers, I was trying to burn a 1" square through 1/2" Oak. I have a 100 watt laser, Chinese, with a Ruida 6442G controller.
I used 98 watts at 5 mm/sec per the chart. Barely etched a line in the Oak.
I then set the Ruida controller to 98% Power, 5 mm/s speed, Hit the pulse button at the same time I moved the laser with the arrow keys. A VERY satisfactory cut was done. So now I am puzzled. I know the laser should be able to cut 1/2" at one whack… why the discrepancy between what LightBurn does vs my hand moves. Shouldn’t they be the same??? I don’t have dot mode, dash mode or override PWM mode set… Can someone guide me on this one?