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  • 10 Tips and Tricks for Laser Engraving and Cutting

    Provided you are using a honeycomb table you can use a small mirror to check underneath if it has cut through.

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  • Make Your Own High Quality CO2 Lasercutter! With Touch Control!

    I finally managed to build my laser cutter using this guide and i couldn't be more happy! The only drawback is that my arduino clone died unexpectedly and i must wait for the replacement...Also, an mA meter is essential to keep you from overdriving your tube, the chinese sell their tubes as 50 watt but they are in reality 35-40 watts at best, so if you work it at 100% you are going to overdrive it and burn it. I have a supposedly 50 watt tube and a 50 watt PSU and my supplier said the maximum current that my tube can handle is 18mA. If i work it at 100% the current goes to 22mA ! That's a big NO-NO as it will quickly burn out your tube.If you are going to keep anything from this rant let it be this: use an mA meter to monitor the current that goes to your tube, it will keep your tube al...

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    I finally managed to build my laser cutter using this guide and i couldn't be more happy! The only drawback is that my arduino clone died unexpectedly and i must wait for the replacement...Also, an mA meter is essential to keep you from overdriving your tube, the chinese sell their tubes as 50 watt but they are in reality 35-40 watts at best, so if you work it at 100% you are going to overdrive it and burn it. I have a supposedly 50 watt tube and a 50 watt PSU and my supplier said the maximum current that my tube can handle is 18mA. If i work it at 100% the current goes to 22mA ! That's a big NO-NO as it will quickly burn out your tube.If you are going to keep anything from this rant let it be this: use an mA meter to monitor the current that goes to your tube, it will keep your tube alive and strong.

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