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Default Help Beginner Choosing New Laser

I have decided to get a laser however I'm confused by the price discrepancies. When I looked on the newb advice for buying a laser they gave some companies to buy a laser from. A Guide To Buying Your First Green Laser.

All the companies sell lasers at 100 + mW for 300+ but wicked sells a 1000mW for less than that. Then I decided to look at the sale section. There I found a seller who everyone seems to be saying nice things about but is selling 1.5 W lasers for only 210! 1W 445nm Lasers starting at 180$ Shipped!

Anyone have any tips. I have approx <250 to spend on a laser but I'm confused by the dramatic price discrepancy.


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Default Re: Help Beginner Choosing New Laser

Edit: posted in wrong thread oops

But ill go ahead and answer anyway.

1. Wicked Lasers are wickedly crap

2. Price will vary GREATLY depending on the laser wavelength - 405nm 445nm 532nm etc etc (violet blue green)

3. Before you can make an informed decision you need to do no posting and a lot of reading. ALL THE BASICS ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE WITHOUT THE NEED TO POST ANYTHING! and going about it this route will make you alot more friends here.

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Where is the right place? I just though the "help" section seemed appropriate.
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Default Re: Help Beginner Choosing New Laser

First of all what color do you want?
If you want a blue 445 than I would order this one 1W 445nm Lasers starting at 180$ Shipped! I would not recommend buying from Wicked and don't forget to get some safety glasses before you use a laser.

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Well I like power and I understand that blue is more powerful than red or green (not to sound irresponsible or anything). So it is reasonable that a laser from NOVA that powerful is near a grand while this guy is selling them for 180? I mostly want something that burns things, wows people and then I can use for wood etching (similar consistency to balsa) on my death machines.
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