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Old 06-18-2017, 09:42 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 1500mw Laser Engraver?

Does anyone have the 1500mw engravers being listed between $90+ - $120?

Does the 1500mw offer much of an advantage over the 1000mw?

I am almost to the point of ordering a laser engraver but I saw the 1500mw and wondered if I should go that route.

Your input appreciated.
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I bought one quite frankly because my 1000mw crapped out on me (after a few months it rebooted my laptop everytime I plugged it in). The 1500mw NEJE I bought has BlueTooth capability and I can control it from my iPhone. Works a treat.
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I have the 1000 and the advantage of the 1500 is that since it has higher power it will burn faster. A full size burn can take over 15 minutes.

Also the burn area is larger.
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It appears that one needs to be able to find replacement laser head/diodes or these given their tendency to burn out. I guess it is just as easy to find a replacement 1500w diode/head.
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I have the 1500mW unit, no problems yet
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It appears that one needs to be able to find replacement laser head/diodes or these given their tendency to burn out. I guess it is just as easy to find a replacement 1500w diode/head.
Yes a 1000mw is about $20.
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Default I do and created a mandrel rotary jig for it

Hello,

I have it and love it.

I have created a rotary jig for it, free. If you have a 3dprinter you can print it out, or you can make it out of wood

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2390828


It works great. You can purchase replaceable laser components for about $25 delivered on ebay, I got one and I ended up getting another laser engraver as a backup.

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It appears that one needs to be able to find replacement laser head/diodes or these given their tendency to burn out. I guess it is just as easy to find a replacement 1500w diode/head.
Yes a 1000mw is about $20.
Thank you Cliff. I bought the $20 diode to replace the one of my failed NEJE; I also bought another 1 watt unit. I will see if there is a 1.5 watt replacement diode available. Thanks!
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Thanks fellows for the information. I am chomping at the bits to get one but I have two weeks of in and out travel ahead of me. I don't want the laser engraver left outside my house overnight! So I will have to wait until after July 4 to order.

The 1500W looks good, and so does the mandrel jig. I saw a jig a few months ago and have already been figuring in my brain the construction. But I have to wait until I get it to actually make one.
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