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Re: Latest from me
« Reply #15 on: November 26, 2018, 06:51:13 AM »
The threaded part that sticks out from the laser unit, the first 2-3 threads have almost broken off and there is a crack down where it enters the laser unit. I don't suppose I could purchase a lens for this but I don't think it would be worth it anyway as the lens holder thingy looks U/S.
It looks like a new laser unit is needed, what do you think ?? Possibly a rebuild/upgrade with a new board, wheels etc. I could possibly squeeze them on to my Christmas list ??? ;)

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« Reply #16 on: November 26, 2018, 08:38:16 AM »
It is possible to buy a lens but I would probably just replace the laser module.

Not sure about other upgrades, it depends what you use the machine for.

The newer lasers are TTL so if your board doesn't have a suitable output you'll either need to solder or replace the controller.

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« Reply #17 on: November 26, 2018, 10:55:01 AM »
Hi Zax,
Is there a recommended supplier for these spare parts ?? I purchased this unit from a friend and I think she bought it from BangGood.
I am thinking of starting with replacing the white round wheels with the black type wheels, and replacing the board. I will wait and see what problems arise before I make any decisions.
I am thinking of purchasing Ralph's BenCutLaser and cutting some 3mm ply in the future.


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« Reply #18 on: November 27, 2018, 06:35:47 AM »
Banggood, AliExpress, eBay... you can find these machines and components many places.

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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2018, 11:23:55 AM »
Thanks for that, I will probably start with Banggood as I think they supplied this machine originally.
I will have a look around their site and see what I can find.
I'll be back

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A guy came in to the 'Shed' today with a real leather covered pouffe. I would like to engrave on this material would it be easy ??

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« Reply #20 on: November 27, 2018, 12:16:12 PM »
If it's tanned leather, yes it should work great but be prepared for the odor... not too pleasant  :-\

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« Reply #21 on: November 28, 2018, 02:27:04 AM »
Thanks Zax,
I will arrange for extraction unit before starting this.
I will need to get this laser setup fixed first.

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« Reply #22 on: November 28, 2018, 04:12:21 AM »
It's not going to harm you, but just don't do it on a full stomach, burning flesh has a unique smell  :-[