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Nov 27, 2002, 09:37 AM
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What is the cheapest laser cutter in the world,suitable for making RC model parts?

Would love to investigate buying one,anyone have experiences with these machines,and am looking for the lower priced end of the market.
Can anyone advise please?
Thanks in advance!
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Nov 27, 2002, 12:35 PM
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you might want to try LAZER PRO's,they have pretty good entry level model.I got a mercury 30watt,great lazer,poor service
Nov 27, 2002, 04:04 PM
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Laserplanes-do you have a URL for their website,if they have one please?
I tried Google,but ended up with either kite makers or laser printers.

Dec 02, 2002, 09:35 AM
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Saw a small one on Ebay a few weeks ago. From a S American firm. Looked like a 24x48" bed Guess that's small Was looking for 10G's
My Question is what material stops the beam from slicing up the machine? I got some 4130 .125" steel plates done real nice cut! just it hardens the edge, not always desirable.
Dec 02, 2002, 12:45 PM
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go check out,orwww.gccwo...m/laserpro.htm
thats where i got my laser from,and if anybody needs to get anything cut,feel free to email me at
I have a full service laser shop.Or call me at Tsunami Laser,my name is Chris Fox,and are hours are mon-sat 9am-6pm
(858)271-8100 thanks
Dec 02, 2002, 01:47 PM
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The Co2 lasers are low power. They might just warm up a bit of metal. The beam also diverges as it exits the optics. The material you are cutting are at the beams focal point. The laser is not a skinny long beam like one imagines. You need a YAG laser with oxygen assist (like an asytelene torch (sp)) to cut metal, then yes it does a nice job. We have 2, 2000 watt Yag lasers where I work. They cut steel at an alarming rate. I am guessing 30-50 inches per minute.

Dec 02, 2002, 03:08 PM
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Ok now I'm thinking a large magnifing glass on the CNC machines.
I have a feeling there is no small hobby Laser/Cheep.
Laser and Cheep don't compute.
lazerplanes that link didn't work here?
Can you post a pic of you're machine.
And how fast will it cut Balsa, lite ply?
Work area size?
Dec 03, 2002, 01:45 PM
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The links above were inadvertently combined into one link.
These should work:

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