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The_Master wrote: »
Unless you need to laser something bigger than 12" x 9", you can buy a 40W laser on ebay for $365, free shipping.
A 100W laser can't cut any more materials that a 40W laser can. To laser all the plywood for my R/C airplane only takes an hour. I imagine then that a 100W laser would do it in 24 minutes. I did have to align the mirrors etc, but everything went smoothly.
I hope for whatever you're spending, that at least it doesn't have stepper motors.