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The 2.5 watt lasers have a built in board. The 3.5 and up lasers have a separate board. I have an A3 and the wires that come with the laser and board are short. Where is the separate board usually placed?

Most pictures showing the laser have it on the rear -  as I have.  Not sure why you have short wires.  Mine from Bangood came with long set of wires that proved a bit of a nuisance if not "tamed" in one way or another.... ;D

General Discussion / Re: new 15w focused on ebay really cheap
« on: February 11, 2018, 12:31:04 AM »
Well...for a starter..there is plenty of info on here.  Zax and Ralph (Administrator) have vids and PDFs available if you look around their signatures...and plenty of free advice from the regulars....

1st Piece of advice.   Buy a fire extinguisher!   ;D

General Discussion / Re: Leaving engraver by itself.
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:39:19 PM »
Be interesting reading some of the insurance claims if the house burned down!  (and no doubt they will have heard it all before!!)

(I am reminded of a high speed teleprinter used in one of our offices that had the paper jammed.............the print head kept moving from side to side at speed.....friction caused the paper to burst into flame and the office was wiped out.......(the staff had left for the night  and left the machine to itself).............  ;D ;D

General Discussion / Re: new 15w focused on ebay really cheap
« on: February 02, 2018, 04:18:24 AM »
I thought it was too good to be true.  One has to be very wary of these claims from Chinese sellers.  15w ?  Mmmmmm...

Of course anakein  could always buy one and test it for us over a 6 month period!! :P :P

General Discussion / Re: Laser Power issue
« on: January 29, 2018, 12:51:40 AM »
Like a lot of things..unplugging and plugging  back in can fix it!!  When something happens like that I get "twichy" !!    :P

Inspiration / Re: looking for elastic band gun...?
« on: January 22, 2018, 03:07:09 AM »
Ha!..they have probably all been banned under the Health and Safety Gestapo............ ;D

Trouble Shooting / Re: Laser stopped responding to all commands
« on: January 20, 2018, 12:03:59 PM »
T2  and/or Bencut the PDFs available   on here for setting up.
If unclear ask again for help.....

Inspiration / Re: free book on laser cutting/engraving
« on: January 15, 2018, 03:24:12 AM »
Now why did I not try that! :-*

Nice ref PDF..

Inspiration / Re: free book on laser cutting/engraving
« on: January 15, 2018, 12:37:10 AM »
God, I am not that enthusiastic about free stuff to make the effort!! :-*

General Discussion / Re: Where to buy 5,5w ttl llaser module
« on: January 14, 2018, 12:05:06 AM »
The 7w laser is more than likely an overun 5.5w job....
.Banggood are ok for supply but anytech  queries to them  will be fobbed off with one excuse or another.  having said that..I have dealt with them quite a number of times and they get the stuff out and anything missing from the order they will send on when complained about....

I have also dealt with some Aliexpress companies and found them ok (  AE..they are only a site for others to sell their products)....

Inspiration / Re: free book on laser cutting/engraving
« on: January 13, 2018, 11:59:35 PM »
They are  touting for business for their own pro machines  with the offer.....Check out the company.....
Offer ok if you want spam every day!   ;D

Laser Safety / Re: The "Ferrari" of safety ...
« on: January 12, 2018, 11:41:59 PM »
He certainly did a great job - well thought out.  I reckon that will bump the cost of the whole project jp a fair bit!...... a sheet of acrylic the size he used for the cover, costs around  36 UK GBP for a start ...never mind the rest of the items used for the enclosure.  Def 10/10 for the project  though!  He has some very nice attachments on that laser   ;D

General Discussion / 2018
« on: January 01, 2018, 01:26:52 AM »


Cutting / Re: Cutting Styrene Plastic
« on: December 30, 2017, 12:09:31 PM »

Think the answer to cutting PVC is dont!.....

Cutting / Re: Cutting Styrene Plastic
« on: December 30, 2017, 12:17:56 AM »
I think there is confusion here.   
Most people understand that POLYstyrene is different to ABS.
 The original question ,referred to styrene (WAS this meant to be ABS (styrene)?   (I assumed it was).... ..and that -  I think -  has caused confusion.

 (I would certainly avoid cutting POLYstyrene that's for sure!!  also.. cutting ABS (and some other materials) does require a well ventilated operating area (enclosure) with fumes from cutting being vented outside..

This particular query has been aired in this forum previously in regard to cutting ABS.

 It's a case of looking in SEARCH for answers first, as opposed to just asking a question straight off which seems, in this case, to be the original question lacking  in detail of the type of styrene required to be cut

 Google is also a good source of information to such questions as this and gives a lot more detail of hazards of materials being dealt with by laser.


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