If you want a small but powerful laser engraver machine then the NEJE JZ-5 is the best and cheapest solution for you!
The NEJE JZ-5 has a powerful 500mW laser module that can engrave wood, plastic, bamboo, rubber, leather, paper and... toothpicks! The accuracy is great, you can see it on the video below or on the photos in the next steps. It supports automatically positioning and has an adjustable focus lens to manually adjust 'laser dot' when you carving object with different width (e.g. plastic cellphone cases). Printing area is 38mm x 38mm, you can print images with 512x512 pixels resolution.
Important note! Always wear protective laser glasses!!!
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Watch the unboxing and first use video (HD):
Step 1: Packing Contents
The packaging is very good! Inside the box you will find:
- Engraving Machine
- Laser Protective Glasses
- Allen Wrench
- 2 x USB Cables
- Power Adapter*
- Free TF Card **
- User Manual
* If you don't want to use the power adapter, just connect the two USB cables with your computer.
** Inside the micro SD card you will find: usb driver, application and free image samples.
Step 2: Prepare the Machine
Place a piece of paper, wood, plastic or leather on it and use two (or four) rubber bands to seal it.
Now connect the usb cables* with your computer and proceed to the next step.
* Or connect the power cable with the power adapter
Step 3: How to Use the Application
Run Laser Carve app and follow the steps below:
- Drag and drop an image inside it
- Press the "Send Image To Machine" button
- Wear your safety laser glasses!
- Press the "Start" button
Now just wait for the process to complete.
When all done, you can take off the safety glasses.
Lasers are very dangerous! Never look on it without safety glasses! Never put your hand under the laser light!
Step 4: What Can You Engrave and Cut
With this 500mW laser machine you can engrave cardboard, wood, plastic and leather! Also you can engrave something on your (plastic) phone cases, pencils, toys or... toothpicks!
Because this laser is only 500mW you can't cut wood or plastic. But you can easily cut paper and foam.
Just remember to adjust the "laser bot" on it and wear your safety glasses!
One more video with wood carving procedure:
I hope you like it, let me know in the comments below!