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Howdy, I'm new to LPF so if there are already threads according to my question, please share the link.

Alright, I just bought a beautiful handheld focusable laser and it claims to have a power of <800mW.
I actually estimate it to have <5mW because it can't burn anything. Even after experimenting with its focus.
So, do you know a method how I can get this bad boy to burn matches etc.?
And how would you remove the module from the housing? ..pot modding is a method everytime..

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I think it could still be more than 5 mW, so be careful. Yeah, link to where you bought it, and do you have a pic of it running?
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That diode looks like the same one that's in a 303 eBay laser I bought a while back. I would guess that mine is somewhere between 50-100Mw
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I bought it offline, on a kind of asian market in Czech Republic. She wanted 35€ (appr. $50) for it but I got it for 15€ (appr. $20) because of my good bargaining skills .

$20 for such a big laser with 50-100mW seems a bit too low-priced for me. The asians there want to make profit. That's another reason why I'm estimating it not to have such a strong diode.

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That diode looks like the same one that's in a 303 eBay laser I bought a while back. I would guess that mine is somewhere between 50-100Mw
The output end of the green modules in many pointers looks the same (Just about all of them, if not *all* of them, have a concave lens on the end before the collimating lens) but the internals may look completely different.
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okay, I just found out, that the laser WILL let electrical tape and black couloured wood/matches smoke with the smallest possible focus (max possible distance between the laser and the tape/object: 1 inch). It wont burn a match yet and with this focus option, the beam/point is not beautiful (aka too big) on a longer distance .
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okay, I just found out, that the laser WILL let electrical tape and black couloured wood/matches smoke with the smallest possible focus (max possible distance between the laser and the tape/object: 1 inch). It wont burn a match yet and with this focus option, the beam/point is not beautiful (aka too big) on a longer distance .
Colour the match head black with a sharpie, that may be all you need.

As for the beam being too big at a longer distance, that's what happens when you focus the beam closer to the aperture. No way around it really.
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I did that of course.

Yeah sure.
I was just wondering if there are any further tricks to boost up its power.
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What was already suggested is all you are going to get unless your batteries are not correct or fully charged.
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