Old 07-18-2013, 07:58 AM #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
PhDAvery is on a distinguished road
PhDAvery PhDAvery is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
PhDAvery is on a distinguished road
Default Build or buy my first laser!!!!

I want to start my collection off with a visible laser that can be seen from afar and can burn things and I'm thinking about either building one or buying one so if you can please recommend me some lasers my budget is $300 for everything thanks


PhDAvery is offline   Reply With Quote


















Old 07-18-2013, 08:25 AM #2
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 5
OzLasers will become famous soon enough
OzLasers OzLasers is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 5
OzLasers will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

You can get kits pretty cheap if you're that way inclined, but you might as well save yourself the trouble and buy a ready made laser. Quick and easy.
__________________
Green Laser Pointer Australia | Laser Pointers | Australian Laser Law
OzLasers is an Australian supplier of laser pointers, laser diodes, torches, and loads more laser gear!

OzLasers Australia | phone: 1300 655 504 | www.ozlasers.com
OzLasers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:31 AM #3
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
PhDAvery is on a distinguished road
PhDAvery PhDAvery is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 4
Rep Power: 0
PhDAvery is on a distinguished road
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

Thank you ill consider it do you know of any good ready-made lasers
PhDAvery is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 08:34 AM #4
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 5
OzLasers will become famous soon enough
OzLasers OzLasers is offline
Class 1 Laser
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Posts: 69
Rep Power: 5
OzLasers will become famous soon enough
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

Hey PhDAvery,

Check out LaserGlow, and DHGate. Those guys have some affordable, quality gear.
__________________
Green Laser Pointer Australia | Laser Pointers | Australian Laser Law
OzLasers is an Australian supplier of laser pointers, laser diodes, torches, and loads more laser gear!

OzLasers Australia | phone: 1300 655 504 | www.ozlasers.com
OzLasers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:17 AM #5
Kookapeli's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,254
Rep Power: 61
Kookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Kookapeli
Kookapeli Kookapeli is offline
Class 3R Laser
Kookapeli's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: North West, UK
Posts: 1,254
Rep Power: 61
Kookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond reputeKookapeli has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via Skype™ to Kookapeli
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

Check the companies section for reviews of good/bad companies.
__________________
Never Gets tired of popping baloons, lighting matches and burning thru black plastics bags

Lasers Owned


100mW Rayfoss 532nm
5 mW WL Core 532nm
~130mW Mini Pocket 650
~300mW Cree Q5
~500mW Trustfire TR-801 638
~1.2W Cree Q5 445nm
New LPF'ers Please Read THIS
Where to buy laser components/kits from
I Want to build a Laser
Kookapeli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 11:55 AM #6
Moistenator's Avatar
Class 2M Laser
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 789
Rep Power: 50
Moistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond repute
Moistenator Moistenator is offline
Class 2M Laser
Moistenator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 789
Rep Power: 50
Moistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond reputeMoistenator has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by OzLasers View Post
Hey PhDAvery,

Check out LaserGlow, and DHGate. Those guys have some affordable, quality gear.
They also have some rediculously Bad gear as well, I wouldn't touch DHGate...
__________________
My Web Hosting Company
Moistenator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 01:01 PM #7
DrSid's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Posts: 1,516
Rep Power: 153
DrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond repute
DrSid DrSid is offline
Class 3R Laser
DrSid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Olomouc, Czech Republic
Posts: 1,516
Rep Power: 153
DrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond reputeDrSid has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

Building high power laser without prior experience with high power lasers can be dangerous. You better learn how to handle one already complete and working. It's also better to use some 'lower' power laser first. Like 200mW red, they can be got for $20 IIRC. For high beam visibility you will want green, which are usually not built, but bought. For burning you will want 405nm or 445nm, and it's better to build those.
__________________
200mw (35mw compared) FocalPrice cheap green AA - Review
500mw (estimated) 445nm Minimalistic Orange Emos Direct Drive. Thread
1500mw (estimated) 445nm Jayrob's Solarforce L2P. Review
DrSid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2013, 01:36 PM #8
Hislordship's Avatar
Class 2 Laser
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 383
Rep Power: 16
Hislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud of
Hislordship Hislordship is offline
Class 2 Laser
Hislordship's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: The Netherlands
Posts: 383
Rep Power: 16
Hislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud ofHislordship has much to be proud of
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

For that budget you can buy a very powerful quality laser at 1W - Jetlasers.org, Official Sale site for Jetlasers laser products.

or

laserbtb.com

And many other sites but i have been told these are very good in price/quality
Why waste money building a laser when you have no experience building lasers? it can turn out to be dissaster and you will have lost alot of money...
IMO it is best to buy your first powerful laser and start your first built cheap and low powered.
__________________
Lasers are freakin' awesome
My collection ^^ (Still way to small)

1x 532nm 30-100mW Pen style pointer with effect caps(My father in law took the other one ^^'')
2x 650nm 10+mW Mini flashlight+laser
1x 405nm 20+mW Pen style pointer
1x 2 in 1 532nm+650nm 30+mW 80+mW Pen style pointer with effect caps
1x 450nm 1000+mW Fucusable laser torch with effect caps

And 2 new lasers on their way from China
Play safe or don't play at all
Eagle pair standard laser safety goggles
Hislordship is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-24-2013, 05:01 PM #9
Blaster's Avatar
Class 3R Laser
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Adelaide , South Australia
Posts: 1,172
Rep Power: 107
Blaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond repute
Blaster Blaster is offline
Class 3R Laser
Blaster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Adelaide , South Australia
Posts: 1,172
Rep Power: 107
Blaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond reputeBlaster has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Build or buy my first laser!!!!

First laser buy one, end of story just my two cents if it works and you get more interested well think about getting a host and driver board, diode etc and making one tons of info on the forum ...also in that budget you have allowed for a set of googles which are essential and the right ones for the colour of laser you want
__________________
Blasters Lasers and Gear
95 mW 405nm custom 501b
102 mW 405 nm custom C6
125 mW 405 nm focus-able 501b
270 mW 405 nm 20MM Cannon shell focus-able
705 mW 405 nm focus-able 501b G2 lens

865 mW 445 nm Kryton Groove
1130 mW 450 nm focus-able custom
1175 mW 450 nm focus-able S4

1375 mW 445 nm WL ARCTIC S3
2.3 watt 445 nm G2 -Cree Q5
3.1 watt +Adj 445 nm Blitzbuck V3.1 9mm SS Survival host

95 mW 532nm custom focus-able
110 mW 532 nm S4 host
125 mW 532 nm SD 305A x 2
135 mW 532 nm SD 301 focus-able x2

135 mW 532 nm focusable laser SD 303 x2
175 mW 532 nm custom focus-able

494 mW 532 nm O like Crown*
100 mW 589 nm
PGL III C
115 mW 635 nm custom C6 host
800 mW 635 nm Hotlights host G1 lens

155 mW 645 nm custom 501b host
160 mW 650 nm focus-able C6 host
255 mW 650 nm SD301
280 mW 650 nm SD302
260 mW 660 nm custom C6 host
505 mW 660 nm custom C6 host
45 mW 650 red and 114 mW 532nm multi laser
350mW 830 nm IR custom C6 focus-able
Another
4 dozen plus 5 mW to 160 mW in all colors Way overspec ebay pens
LaserBee 3.7W USB Laser Power Meter
Blaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply





Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

























Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use


 


All times are GMT. The time now is 02:16 PM.


Powered by: vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO
Privacy Policy | Advertising Disclaimer | Terms of Use
Copyright (C) 2017 Laser Pointer Forums, LLC