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Hello. I am looking to buy a 2w+ laser! but not to big. with a good beam and power.


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Default Re: looking to purchase a 2w + 445nm laser

It would help potential sellers, to know where you are located, and also what your budget is like (2W can range quite a bit depending on the host, diode, etc,.)
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Default Re: looking to purchase a 2w + 445nm laser

It would also help to refer such a beginner to the laser safety section =p here I'll help...

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I have 4 lasers all around 1w-1.4w i have 4 pairs of safety glasses and i know laser safety. But i do live in the U.S so its hard for me to get lasers with better power.
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Default Re: looking to purchase a 2w + 445nm laser

There really aren't a lot of options over the power of what you already have. I think you'll need it custom built. But good luck finding somebody who will build for a member with only 2 posts. It just wouldn't be responsible on their part.
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Default Re: looking to purchase a 2w + 445nm laser

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It would also help to refer such a beginner to the laser safety section =p here I'll help...

Go to the laser safety section first!!!!
See my signature... I refer people to be safe with every post

With regards to safety, while agree, let's face it, there isn't really all that much difference between a 1W laser and a 2W laser... if you screw up you're in trouble either way.
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and also what your budget is like
I second this question, what's your budget? You might be dropping $250+ for a 2W+ laser.
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Default Re: looking to purchase a 2w + 445nm laser

I have a very nice 2.4W laser I wouldn't mind selling, but a lot of money went into it.

It was originally a regular 1.2W Lazerer rifle 445nm.

It was then completely gutted, and rebuilt by Lazeerer. The diode was replaced by a very good m140, a custom copper heatsink was also added, as well as a g1 lens, and one of lazeerers drivers with modes.

The laser now does ~2.4W at peak on startup, dropping to 2W only after a couple of minutes, which is a very good run time, considering it's size. You can see it in action in this thread:

http://laserpointerforums.com/f52/ch...0-a-73484.html

Just in parts it cost quite a bit, original laser was $170, new diode $50, new g1 Lens $57, heatsink, driver, module.

Prior to the 9mm development, I wouldn't have considered selling for under $500.

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