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?Anybody Want To Recommend or Do Right Up on Buying a Laser Cutter?

I want to buy one but feel overwhelmed in the vast amount of choice and price variation from Chinese ebay specials that cost less than $1000 all the way up to $15,000.  I can afford the ebay price range but bet the trouble in usage might make it worthless.  I have a very cheap vinyl cutter from ebay but doubt that good experiance will be replicated.  

Also since I only have a mac are there any issues that might arise from this fact?

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Check this out if your looking for a new desktop laser cutter / engraver.
desktop tool that uses laser cutter/engraver technology to shape wood, leather, fabric & more at an amazing price. copy desktop tool that uses laser cutter/engraver technology to shape wood, leather, fabric & more at an amazing price.
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Working bed: 12″x20″ (300mm x 500mm)
Maximum thickness of material with tray installed: 0.5″ (13mm)
Maximum thickness of material with tray removed: 1.5″ (38mm)
Focus range: 0.5″ (13mm)

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... and Instructablers can get a discount:

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The link i provided above will also take off 100$ and take 100$ of my purchase.

So please help me to help you ;-)

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Let's make it a live link, then - http://glowforge.com/referred/?kid=0J8Izb

thank you.

Kiteman3 years ago

If a supplier can't show you their lasers actually cutting stuff, don't buy from them.

If they don't care enough to get a potential customer into the same rom as their product, they don't care enough to make sure their product is good quality, reliable and safe.

I bought a rabbit 3040 that gets used every day for about 3 years now, still going strong it was an ebay special about $3000. and you will need a windows computer to run it. only thing is you wont get much in the way of after sales service, but im the type who can fix most things so its no problem for me.