This is going to be a quick review/first impressions of the infamous ebay/china laser engraver/cutter. I will add on to this review as i get more experience with the machine.
I have used this machine for about a month now and i couldn’t be happier with it. Everything you need to get it up and running comes with the machine in a well packaged wooden box.
I also bought a honeycomb platform as this is something recomended by the laser community.
The machine cost $2499.00 and the honeycomb about $100. When i did research on getting a laser cutter, a machine like this from china is concidered one step up from the cheapest hobbyist machines you can get. But i dont get why it has a somewhat bad reputation, as the machine has a very professional look and feel to it, and build quality is much better than i expected.
It also works like a charm.
Setting up the machine was very straight forward. I only encountered one minor problem. On the back of the machine there is 3 outlets, so i figured this was power for the water chiller, airpump and fan. When i first turned the machine on the fuse in the power inlet of the machine blew. After a brief troubleshooting i changed the fuse and used extension cord to power the water chiller, air pump and fan. After that it purred like a kitty.
The machine comes with a disc containing instructional videos and usermanual.Click here to download the contents of the disk.
When the machine is up and running the first thing is to test it out. As you can see from the gallery below, alot of testing is required to get a sense of how the machine works if you have no prior experience with laser cutters.
The software that comes with the machine is really easy to use and get started with.
For the price, you get a lot for your money. If you encounter any problems with the machine, the folks at CNCCHEAP will help you out. Every email i sent to them was answered the same day or the next.
If you have any questions regarding this machine, feel free to leave a comment below.