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I am looking for some kind of laser cutting/engraving system to cut acrylic panels for making cases, fan grills, whatever. I remember seeing some hobby type systems on here a few years ago, but I can't find them. Looking for something in the ball park of $2.5k or lower.
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I'm looking for something similar too. Glowforge looks interesting, but it's been delayed so many times.

https://glowforge.com/order
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I'm looking for something similar too. Glowforge looks interesting, but it's been delayed so many times.

https://glowforge.com/order
YES! that's the one. Guess they haven't gone to market yet, and prices have increased by $1k or more.

They aren't he "cheaper" alternative they were trying to be. Full Spectrum has similar lasers (fslaser.com), but start at 3.5k.
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Yeah, I've seen a lot of the non descript Chinese ones. Not sure if I want to drop more than 1K on them. Especially from ebay.o
Edited by starliner - 8/28/16 at 4:23am
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YES! that's the one. Guess they haven't gone to market yet, and prices have increased by $1k or more.

They aren't he "cheaper" alternative they were trying to be. Full Spectrum has similar lasers (fslaser.com), but start at 3.5k.
Yeah, I've seen a lot of the non descript Chinese ones. Not sure if I want to drop more than 1K on them. Especially from ebay.o

well good luck finding one under 1k rolleyes.gif

the ones i posted are okay as long as you change the tube. oh & why not ebay? they have a money back thing & then paypal?
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well good luck finding one under 1k rolleyes.gif
Reading comprehension. I only said I'm not buying a non descript Chinese one for $1k wink.gif. I will gladly pay upward of $2.5k (maybe more) for a quality product, which is not what was listed.
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Reading comprehension. I only said I'm not buying a non descript Chinese one for $1k wink.gif. I will gladly pay upward of $2.5k (maybe more) for a quality product, which is not what was listed.

oh ok, tbh most laser cutter body's & mechanics are from china so i dont see the big deal? even the controllers & PSU's are mostly from china.just add german steppers & american lenses then a decent tube.
laser cutters need to be maintained so i dont see why your so against one?

i was just giving you my advice on what to expect & how much machine you can get on the cheap rolleyes.gif
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