Not saying all of those things are created equal but a couple of years ago I bought a blue gatling off eBay for $38 without any accessories. It was my 1st laser besides keychain cat toys (which I would never tease an animal with). I don't have an lpm but that thing instantly burns dry wood. Still going strong. I probably got lucky but I love that thing. One of those love it or hate it hosts. Cherry wood I use for smoking. Smells niceYeah, these Gatling lasers are always turning up where you least expect to find them. Not worth half the asking price.
Yup, I can spend $40 easily on something useless or take out food and have nothing to show 2 days later.Well, $40 for a one watt 445 wouldn't be too much of a ripoff....if the build quality was a little better.
I'll tell you this much. My gatling laser is well over 1w. The threads are excellent. It is machined and assembled well. It comes threaded for a sanwu 3x BE. Mines has been working perfectly for 2 years. I don't know if every seller is using the same components, but for just under 40 bucks I consider it a very good bargain. Like you said, what's $40? Movie and popcorn for 2. If Rich, or another longtime member would lpm mine I'd be curious to see what it's actually doing. I'll cover shipping both ways 48 continental. You provide the 16350x2.Yup, I can spend $40 easily on something useless or take out food and have nothing to show 2 days later.
I'm curious to the run time of machining and completing a full host.
CNC machines or not there are alot of parts on it and it's obvious the main 2 piece body was machined down from a 1 inch or more piece of stock.
Throw a glass lens on it first thing like Alaskan said and follow a good duty cycle and you the potential for some a ok laser.
Yeah that would be great. If you PM me your email and mailing adress I'll get it out to you today or tomorrow. I think you're probably right about 1.4w or thereabouts but you'll get to play with it and I think you'll agree that the build quality is actually pretty good. Its a shame they often make outlandish claims like 30W.Movie and popcorn for 2 would probably be more! plus your forgetting the drinks..
I'm guessing yours came with a glass lens as the early ones were a roll of the dice and could of been plastic.
If you want I can LPM it. It's probably doing around 1.4W?? I have 16340 Efests on hand.