Hi there, I am totaly new in these specific field and i dont know which laser cuter i should buy? I am situated in Central Europe (Austria) and would make some handcrafts for a located gift shop. But I have no idea what is a good quality laser cuter. Should I buy a chinese machine? But quality is important for me not only the price. Maybe someone can help me. Thank you in advance… Franz
I bought my 2nd laser from the German Ebay.
a 60w CO2 laser 50x30cm bed. I quickly found out that that is too small for me personally. So I went a bit bigger.
Do you want to do mainly engraving: Diode laser
Do you want to cut and engrave anything but metal: CO2 laser
Do you want to cut and engrave metal: Fiber laser
It also depends on your budget of course.
What do you want to craft?
Hello Björn, thank you for your fast answer. The second option “engrave and cut” would be mine. Which laser did you buy?
I am located in the Netherlands.
The reason I bought on German ebay site was because of the taxes. It was within the european union and no import fees were needed.
Second I looked for a seller that delivered from somewhere in Europe… I believe mine was from Poland.
I paid with paypal. Which was a smart idea. If something is not working you can use PayPal as leverage. Which I did… I got a broken CO2 tube and because even the Chinese seem scared of PayPal it was painless for me.
What else is important… Ah yes!
A Ruida controller… you do want a Ruida controller.
This is the machine I work with most nowadays.
Quite happy with it. I upgraded to 100 watt
I also added a compressor for air (to cut way cleaner), Ampere meter and exhaust fan which was more silent then the one provided and a rotary attachment.
Ok - that sounds good. I am new and not a technican…studied teacher… so this part i could buy without heavy problem at beginning. How thick can the object be…?
I think you can cut acrylic or poplar ply up to 1 cm with little effort.