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Thank you all for such a warm welcome. Honestly speaking I'm actually interested in purchasing a 300-500mW Laser ( Blue ) almost immediately. However I'm open to a 1,000mW - 2,000mW if the price is right!
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Hey James. Welcome. Check out Survival Lasers USA for proper eye protection and read up on safety topics. I'll suggest https://sites.google.com/site/dtrlpf...nm-laser-diode for your first blue laser. It's a gem. You will need soldering supplies. Just the typical stuff nothing over the top.
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It is a scary laser. But I do enjoy a bit of danger. But what scares me more than the laser itself, is the prospect of a inexperienced user getting hold of one.
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