TL-3120 vs Ruida

HI All,

I am looking for some opinions. I am looking at two lasers on ebay. The first, blue and white 7050, uses the TL-3120 and the 2nd, red and black, uses a ruida controller. It appears the TL-3120 is more recently supported by LB.

Is there much of a difference between the two controllers in general?

Is there features that one controller has over the other when using lightburn?

example links in case it is helpful.

What I do know is that the Ruida controller was the first controller to be supported by LightBurn. It is a very good controller, I have 2 of them, and love them. I am not sure what the feature differences are between them, but it seems that Ruida is like an industry standard, I see more Ruida controllers than any other type of DSP controller.

I have this one. From what I can tell it is the same as the red and black but has the pass through doors for engraving longer objects

I’m not sure about the differences between the two but Mine ^^^ has performed without issue (I’ve had issues but all were no fault of the machine). It came very well packaged and tube was setup and perfectly aligned. I bought my rotary chuck separately. I paid for the lift gate which is a must unless you have a loading dock or forklift.

Thanks for the responses, the makerspace I belong to has the red China and a Boss. I like some of the mechanical aspects of the other laser. I guess I can always switch out to ruida if needed.