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Hello. I am Zane and I want to get a laser. I have aroundabout 100 to spend. I was looking at Lazerer.com, and I found this laser: LZCB - CYBER 638nm 300mW Bright Orangish Red Laser Pointer My main question is, should I get this? Thanks


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I would do some more research and pick another supplier laserer has not been a reliable company for a while now.

What do you want to use the laser for?
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Nice job on asking about whether you should get it, before actually buying it. And, like Rifter said, Lazerer went downhill awhile ago. I'd check out Sci-Fi lasers instead. You should also look into getting safety goggles
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thanks! I have wanted one for a while a now, they are quite fascinating. I'll be sure to get some glasses ;P

wow! http://www.sflasers.us/SF501B_445nm_...7_9480307.aspx Is this legit? It claims $85 for a 1W Laser. Power Certificate.

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I would use dragon lasers or build it your self you can get parts cheap and its more fun if you build it your self
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thanks! I have wanted one for a while a now, they are quite fascinating. I'll be sure to get some glasses ;P

wow! SF501B 445nm Blue Is this legit? It claims $85 for a 1W Laser. Power Certificate.
1 watt blue lasers aren't that special/expensive. That said, your first laser probably shouldn't be 1 watt... a little casual mistake that you don't think is a big deal could cause serious damage. Look up "Hit in eye with 1000mw 445nm blue laser" if you want to know what can happen with a 1 watt blue laser. Only takes a momentary mistake and you've hard boiled your retina like a poached egg.

I would recommend getting a red laser at 650nm. The beam specs are amazing and there are far more uses for the laser, even though it's not as bright.
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wow! SF501B 445nm Blue Is this legit? It claims $85 for a 1W Laser. Power Certificate.
Yes legit and good seller to buy from, but you should not maybe buy that powerful laser unless you know what you are doing, otherwise check out laserbtb they have some nice lasers too and less powerful in all colors.
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If you go with laserbtb, just be prepared to deal with some difficult communication/customer service. You may or may not experience some issues. I recommend a 532nm/520nm as they are very visible in safer power outputs and I think you're going for beam visibility with some burning capability. 650nm won't get you a nice beam for viewing. I think a 100mW green would be best
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who cares their product atleast keep good quality unlike others high price and even worse customer service..
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I think I am going to go with this one SF501B 532nm Green

All I need now is a way to convince my parents What do you guys use yours for anyways?
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The one you listed is out of stock and I use mine for beam viewing at night, pointing at stars(watch for planes ), and burning. A lot of the fun is building your own, which I'm sure you'll do if you get into the hobby!
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Ah! I didn't even see that. Kinda tricky where they placed it ;0 I want to build my own and I need to get a soldering pen and stuffs.
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I have heard good things about the cyber, In the meantime, here's a good review from one of my favorite you tubers of a more powerful version. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLXI...9OQKXwTSOhooy_
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If you look at the comments, the guy who posted the video said, "Do not order from wicked lasers or Lazerer because you have a much greater chance of being scammed. Dragonlasers, Sci-Fi lasers, or Laserglow are excellent stores to purchase a laser." He must've gotten it before they went downhill
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