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So from what I understand: Wicked Lasers=not so good

Tifoso

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Hey all. I am looking to get my first high power laser. Done some research and from what I gather, Wicked Lasers is no good. From products being underpowered, to bad customer service, etc. Seems they have a very negative reputation. Anyway I was very close to getting the Spyder 3 Arctic in 1.4W, using their FINAL40 discount code, which would make it $254. Is this a solid, powerful laser for this discounted price? Or should I ignore and look elsewhere... P.S. if the discount wasn't available, I wouldn't even be considering it. But if it is indeed 1.4W and if that's a good price for this blue laser, I'll go for it. Thanks.
 
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Yes. Look else where. For only $185 you can get a 2.4-2.7 watt 445 from sflasers.com
 

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Never, ever buy from WL! LPF is celebrating the fact that they are blowing up. They are the worst laser company in existence, anyone else is better. I'd recommend Sci-Fi Lasers at sflasers.us or laserbtb at laserbtb.com, both very reliable companies.
 

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Wow. Sci-fi lasers offers a 4.5-5W for less than the price wicked lasers offers a 2W. And wicked lasers offers a 750mW green for $1000 whereas sci-fi offers a 1W-1.4W green for $580. Wow. Wicked lasers is way way way overpriced. Thanks for the recommendations.
 

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Yep, I'd recommend the same that USAbro and Sta do.

Laserbtb, Sci-Fi Lasers and Jetlasers are all very good companies.

Go for Jetlasers if you want cool hosts like Wicked Lasers (but with much better quality).
Go with Sci-Fi lasers for some of the cheapest well built lasers.
And go for Laserbtb for the most safety features installed.

Edit: oh and buy Eagle Pair for the best laser protection/price ratio.
 
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Wow. Sci-fi lasers offers a 4.5-5W for less than the price wicked lasers offers a 2W. And wicked lasers offers a 750mW green for $1000 whereas sci-fi offers a 1W-1.4W green for $580. Wow. Wicked lasers is way way way overpriced. Thanks for the recommendations.
Not backing up WL, but their green is a 532nm DPSS, and Sci-Fi lasers is a 520nm diode, two different processes.

That being said, they are over-priced :D

-Alex
 

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Not backing up WL, but their green is a 532nm DPSS, and Sci-Fi lasers is a 520nm diode, two different processes.

That being said, they are over-priced :D

-Alex
good point Alex,
Another source I have had good luck with if you prefer a 532nm is O-like. I just recently bought the 400mw 532nm crown upgrade and am pretty darn happy with it. $185 for 400mw isn't bad. I'm meeting a member today to LPM my lasers so we'll see what it actually is.
Sci-fi is great. I am still waiting on my 2.4w blue. He has been very busy so its taken longer than usual.
 

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Yep, I'd recommend the same that USAbro and Sta do.

Laserbtb, Sci-Fi Lasers and Jetlasers are all very good companies.

Go for Jetlasers if you want cool hosts like Wicked Lasers (but with much better quality).
Go with Sci-Fi lasers for some of the cheapest well built lasers.
And go for Laserbtb for the most safety features installed.

Edit: oh and buy Eagle Pair for the best laser protection/price ratio.
This is a really great summary of which site to pick! I never thought of them that way, but that's really a great way to explain them to new people. +Rep for sure!
 




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