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    Default Laser cutters - what do you use if you are lucky enough to own or have access to one

    The 3D printer thread sparked a question I have had for quite some time regarding those who have a laser cutter (Mike Rose and Barron come to mind). I started to do some research on them, but I would be curious to know what brands, wattage, size, etc. you guys who have one or access to one are using.

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    If you're really interested, you may want to look for "Makerspaces" in your area. Basically clubs or other groups who offer shop space and tooling for those with budgets and projects too small to justify the big tools. Many can give you access to varying grades of laser cutters.

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    In my makerspace we have the previous generation of this model along with some of the upgrades to make it 45w I think.
    http://fslaser.com/products/lasers/newhobby
    They got it used for about 1,500 and then put another 1,500 or so into it to fix it up and upgrade it, they also made their own fan out of cardboard and duct tape.

    A lady just took my laser class last week after ordering a laser direct from China for about 500, it didn't work, had visible damage. No recourse for her, have to accept them as-is with no warranty or support.

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