Please guys understand that I am not trying to create an issue here or start a dispute. I am not trying to go against the opinions of others or force my opinion on others. The laser was delivered to me to test it and I submitted my personal opinion about it. I think it would be an OK laser, but I would prefer the DX version only because they have a better proven track record so far.
As about WARNLaser, the guy is really doing his best. I am in contact with him constantly and he is a genuinely good person with a good intent. It's very astonishing how when every new seller that shows up we've been getting posts bashing and shunning the seller out. How are we to expand and improve the hobby this way? How will we attract more competition? What about new hobbiests? This is a neutral and open forum. The general mentality in my opinion is to be welcoming and once proof has been submitted that a company is bad or a seller is a fraud, then such will be his/her/their reputation.
Even with high IR output, I would still be tempted to use such a laser if and only if the IR output could be focused down and have the same focal length as the 532nm. While it wouldn't make for a good light show laser, practical burning applications would still apply. With a good pair of 532/808/1064 goggles, I'd still find it useful.
Judge the company by honesty and customer service. Judge the laser according to it's merits and advertised performance. Honesty in advertising is key. For the laser to measure out at only 15mW when sold as 30mW is fradulent.
Nothing wrong with a laser that has lots of IR as long as you're aware of it, and it is marketed as such. I even have a High powered IR (650-700mW 808nM) laser. Treat it with respect and you're OK
I naively courted Warnlaser, or tried to. I wrote to them in Chinese (translated), in Enlish and I called them. I sent 5 emails. Not one was answered. The one phone call that was answered was by a woman who was so excited to here from America and happily told me it was morning in china. She told me write Warnlaser for a response. At 3am PST I then got a text that said "Hello,friend! This is Warnlaser. Very nice to hear you! So much thank you for your interesting in WARNLASER. Our imail: email@example.com or warnlaser.com" If it walks like a duck it must be a duck. China needs guidance from the higher powers of the free world.
Again, Im gonna necro a dead thread. But I wish I would have read this 2 days ago. I just spent $160 on a 80mW Tiger GX from Warn, and I hope its up to par. I will try my best to write a review for you guys. If I would have known about sites like rayfoss, and o-like, I may have made a different purchase. I will cross my fingers and hope I get a decent laser for my money.