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Hi, I've been looking to get the best deal/best laser/best package I can find for a 1W blue laser. After getting scared away from wickedlasers.com and awesomelasers.com and not readily finding this forum or any other seemingly reputable companies/youtube accessible reviews, I purchased a 1W blue from dragonlasers.com.

Apparently, it comes with no batteries, no carrying case, no beam focusing options, no waterproof host, and no safety glasses for $275 out-the-door, with an uncertain delivery period.

Today, I found a site called texaslasersystems.com, and their out-the-door price for a 1W laser is $265, and it comes with batteries, a charger, a box, safety glasses, and focusing options with a 7-10 day guaranteed delivery. One model is even waterproof.

Did I make the right purchase with dragonlasers? Is texaslasersystems a better deal, and do they have a better laser? I couldn't find ANY reviews or anything about them.

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Dave
 

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To my understanding, dragon lasers is a redistributor of CNI lasers, a laser company we only wish the United Stated could have. They are located in china ( I believe ) and are renowned for great products.
 

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DL is a reputable company with good support.

Don't really know much about texaslasersystems.com, but so far there are no good news, which to me means bad news: http://laserpointerforums.com/f41/how-about-texas-laser-systems-63267.html

Your best bet would be to take a look at the Buy/Sell/Trade section of the forum and purchase a laser from a trusted member there. For example, yobresal, garoq, weidmark, there are usually at least a few 1W+ lasers up for sale, they are typically of a much higher quality too.

Also FYI, instead of posting the same question again, in the future you might want to just bump your own post, although 1 day is not really a long time to wait for a response.
 
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Ya i was getting impatient so i figured posting it twice was a good idea. guess not lol.

Well I went ahead and bought the dragon lasers one, and I hope it doesn't take six weeks like some members here say, the website says it gets delivered in 7-10 days.

I'm kind of kicking myself now because I just discovered member "wannaburn" and he's selling some badass looking 1.1w, 445nm 200mw lasers, that are obviously top quality, and I'll bet canada ships a lot faster than china. I wish I could just refund my dragonlasers purchase and buy Wannaburn's laser! But seeing as its already shipped (supposedly) i guess its too late for that. I just want my damn badass blue light saber in time for 4th of july!
 

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Did you get goggles for yourself as well as people you're going to be showing it to?

It's not a toy lightsaber, you WILL damage your, and other people's eyes if you're not careful with it. Even specular reflections are dangerous at this power level.
 

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@lasercynic I'm curious, do you have any other lasers or will this be your first?
 
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To answer the preceding questions:

1. This is not my first laser, but it will be my first high powered laser

2. I wouldn't drop nearly $300 bucks on this thing without doing my research, and as a consequence have discovered that, yes, they can be quite dangerous if handled improperly. Fortunately I am not a teenager eager to point it at dogs, people and airplanes, or stare down into the thing. Learning that even its reflection against a wall can damage vision was an eye opener, though.

3. Yes I purchased the corresponding safety glasses, but I hardly think that I or anyone I intend to show it to need to wear them when shining it into the night sky. However, I may be wrong on this, and if so I am sure someone here will edify me.

4. yes, it is most definitely a big-boy light saber :)
 

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Ya i was getting impatient so i figured posting it twice was a good idea. guess not lol.

Well I went ahead and bought the dragon lasers one, and I hope it doesn't take six weeks like some members here say, the website says it gets delivered in 7-10 days.

I'm kind of kicking myself now because I just discovered member "wannaburn" and he's selling some badass looking 1.1w, 445nm 200mw lasers, that are obviously top quality, and I'll bet canada ships a lot faster than china. I wish I could just refund my dragonlasers purchase and buy Wannaburn's laser! But seeing as its already shipped (supposedly) i guess its too late for that. I just want my damn badass blue light saber in time for 4th of july!
I'd definitely buy from wannaburn... he gives great after sale
service and has a very good guarantee..

You can always sell your Dragonlaser later and trade up...;)


Jerry
 




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