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  1. trussmonkey25

    Where can I buy a "DTR" laser power meter?

    I thought of that myself. Or just physically blocking part of it
  2. trussmonkey25

    Where can I buy a "DTR" laser power meter?

    I am aware of that. I want to test them for myself and put it up on video in the laser GRBL community. Some are better than others
  3. trussmonkey25

    Where can I buy a "DTR" laser power meter?

    To put this thread back on track. I am looking for a laser power meter to test up to 40 watts. I am going to start testing the cnc diode laser heads for myself. There is a lot false claims, and junk ones out there and a few legit ones. I have two that are marked 30 watts that seem to put out 5.5...
  4. trussmonkey25

    Laser Recommendations for Large Format CNC Fabric Cutter (that's not CO2)

    You can try a bigger "7"watt output sold as a "30" watt module. These are great on cutting small pieces. You can get them for under 200$ anywhere on ali express or Amazon
  5. trussmonkey25

    NEJE 40W - 15W optical power output

    I have one of these duel heads in a machine. It will write on a stone and cut like advertised. O was also able to mark stainless steel using home made Lexmark
  6. trussmonkey25

    Which Laser Pointer Do I Need for my Patented Idea?

    What is the purpose of the circle? Why can't you use a scanning laser from a dj's party machine?
  7. trussmonkey25

    Laser to melt plastic bag?

    Lol, Ill send my husband. That's what he did for the power company.
  8. trussmonkey25

    Laser Recommendations for Large Format CNC Fabric Cutter (that's not CO2)

    I'm going to give a couple Asian built 30 watt portable CNC machines a try in the near future as well. One will have an open gantry so i can just move the whole thing around with the material spread out on the bench. I'm sure i will have about 8 watt output as well. The other will be a closed...
  9. trussmonkey25

    Laser to melt plastic bag?

    Your hand won't be steady enough at that distance. Try a rock or small weight and string. Toss the weight up at your target and try to snag it. Or practice throwing a football at it. That worked for me. That said, Even if you did try to use the laser pointer, you would burn it out trying.
  10. trussmonkey25

    Daylight visible laser at 600yds

    Nope. Two problems: divergence and size. That said even if you did it just wouldn't be safe. Any sniper knows a laser gives you away so your target might shoot you first
  11. trussmonkey25

    Fat diode laser head for portable CNC

    I'm going to try out a desktop CNC from Ali express. I know a lot of the modules described as 15 watt or 10 watt have an out put of 4 or 5 watt. I know this will cut 5 mm in three passes Has anyone tried any of the fat ones that are marked 30 watts. These are new. The video shows it cutting...
  12. trussmonkey25

    A table top laser engraver

    I looked at these. I can't operate this in a regular job site without some kind of shroud . i found another enclosed baby cnc for about $328 by Yanee in China. And they also sell a pantograph open like yours for about the same as yours. Im trying to source a protective box you could just place...
  13. trussmonkey25

    Fluoroantimonic Acid - The Strongest Acid in the World

    First thing that came to mind. Keep the baking soda handy in case one bleeds on you. In the video watching that drumstick being burned with acid made my skin crawl. That needs to be included into OSHA safety classes
  14. trussmonkey25

    Need advice - Need laser to burn top of trees (a bit geeky)

    I would hire the shirtless hunk but you can hire who you'd like
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    Need advice - Need laser to burn top of trees (a bit geeky)

    With the money you'd spend on a laser system to top off your trees, you are better off hiring a shirtless hunky tree man with a bucket lift truck. At least you won't risk starting a fire or injuring an airline pilot.
  16. trussmonkey25

    100W laser pointer-

    So basically I could have a laser assisted plasma cutter CNC. Now I need someone to build a prototype
  17. trussmonkey25

    100W laser pointer-

    How about a jet of oxygen? Or Brown's Gas? This isn't for precision work. My intention is to give the metal a rustic look like a plasma cutter or small torch was used. I'm just making the pierced tin lamp shades. If I can cut 18 guage or 1/8th that would be great too.
  18. trussmonkey25

    100W laser pointer-

    I want to develop a cutter for Home use that is less than 500 to manufacture. I seen a few hobby platforms that are great for craft work but won't cut metals. Perhaps if we can design the head and power supply, the cnc part is already done save some retrofitting
  19. trussmonkey25

    100W laser pointer-

    Fudge! I was hoping for a more rugged system that can take a bit of abuse in the shop. If this can't be tamed down to 1/16 then it wouldn't be worth persuading




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