This laser cutter is a great option to have if you are a serious DIY enthusiast. It will escalate the capabilities of your makerspace to a whole new level. It is capable of working with wood, plywood, MDF, plastics, acrylics, and even metals (metal engraving only).
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Pro Multiple designs and projects are provided
FSL did a great job when it comes to providing users with countless sample projects for this laser cutter. You can get an entire library of design files for free. There is a whole tutorial section available (you need to be registered) for makers, where you will be able to find all sorts of guides to do with this laser cutter.
Pro Free, easy-to-use software
This laser cutter works with the RetinaEngrave software. A copy of the software is provided for free, together with a laser cutter. The software is very intuitive and user-friendly. It requires no tinkering.
Pro Can cut various materials
This laser cutter is perfect for cutting soft materials, such as wood, plywood, MDF, plastics, and acrylics. Additionally, its 40 W laser tube is perfectly suitable for engraving metals.
Pro Informative, user-friendly touch screen
The built-in LCD touch screen is there to help the user control the machine and give out information regarding its current state. It is used to display the current work progress, edit settings, and launch working routines.
Pro Can engrave curved items
Due to a rotary attachment feature, you can engrave curved objects. The attachment is optional, and it costs $895. It is perfect for engraving bottles, glasses, and other cylindrical objetcs.
Con Lacks a proper spec sheet
It is incredibly complicated to find all the technical specifications for this laser cutter. The specifications sheet provided by the manufacturer, which is not even included in the manual, is limited to workspace dimensions and cutting power. Other important parameters, like precision and cutting speed, are simply not there.