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Akaalis

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I guys I have a question, i know someone whom builds and sells homemade portable hand held lasers, his best one can burn through a couple of inches of steel in a few seconds, he's priced it at $10'000.

Can any of you here construct a laser comparable to that calibre? and how much would you price it at?
 

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Well, in order to "burn through a couple inches of steel in a few seconds" you'd need a pretty serious laser, most likely IR. It could be done with a CO2 laser (big, bulky, and at the power required to "burn through a couple inches of steel in a few seconds" NOT handheld) or a diode array (big, bulky, and at the power required to "burn through a couple inches of steel in a few seconds" NOT handheld) or possibly a q-switched YAG laser (big, bulky, and at the power required to "burn through a couple inches of steel in a few seconds" NOT handheld)..

So you see where I'm going here? My bullshit-o-meter is pegged right about now..
 
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You can buy those anywhere there right by the dollar lamborghinies:crackup::crackup:
 
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No, I think you mixed that up with a James Bond Movie... :(

Does it sit in a watch host?
 
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I can build you laser 5W, but it is multiline argon, with about 12 lines centered around 488nm. 12x5=60W of pure power! I will sell it for $900 + shipping
 

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LOL well thanks guys for all your input, its just I was talking with someone at another forum whom was building and selling lasers, I asked him what his most expensive laser was and he then gave me the shpeel about the $10'000 laser which could penetrate steel. I not only believed him because of my lack of knowledge on lasers, but also because this dealer has a very good rep rating(which I guess doesn't really mean that much).

I can build you laser 5W, but it is multiline argon, with about 12 lines centered around 488nm. 12x5=60W of pure power! I will sell it for $900 + shipping
And Bshan please tell me more about this $900 laser you'd sell, what is "multiline argon"? I am assuming thats a component which makes this laser worth as much as $900?

I also understand that some lasers use uranium marbles as well? Could you fill me in a bit?
 
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And Bshan please tell me more about this $900 laser you'd sell, what is "multiline argon"? I am assuming thats a component which makes this laser worth as much as $900?

I also understand that some lasers use uranium marbles as well? Could you fill me in a bit?
I wouldn't get too excited about that specific laser as it's fictitious, intended as a joke. There are multiline argon lasers, but the one bshanahan mentioned is a little bit too good to be true, just like the idea of a handheld laser burning through inches of steel in seconds.

It's not that lasers "use" uranium marbles in the process of producing a beam, but blue and purple lasers cause uranium marbles to fluoresce just like the do under a blacklight only much brighter. It's a cool effect..
 
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No, no, no. You don't want the ones with a uranium marble . For the most power you need plutonium, that is why it would be so expensive. Have you seen the price of plutonium lately?
 
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Yeah so I'm not seeing where he's trolling at the moment, plus I make trolls my bitches for fun so if he does I've got it under control(e?)..

Unless we've got something constructive to add I say we cut the guy a little slack mmmmk?
 
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