My shapeoko 3XL is about 6 months old and I’m thinking of getting the Jtech 2.8 watt laser. Is it pretty straightforward to install and operate? Completely new to the idea of laser cutters and could use some help! I’m looking to do engravings on wood and to do some cutting for inlays if that’s possible without burning the top edges to a crisp. ( I have a drum sander though, so I imagine that wouldn’t be a large issue unless the burns go really deep on the edges??) I’m way more of a woodworker than a CNC guy though, hence the drum sander lol. Still very new to all of this, but very excited at the thought of adding a laser to my arsenal, so any input/help is greatly appreciated!!!
PS: I use fusion 360 for all of my design and CAM stuff, but also use inkscape a bit for creating bitmap traces and such. i’ve heard inkscape has something to generate gcode for laser cutters like the jtech one, but i haven’t looked into it a lot, so if any of you have experience with that, i’d also like to hear your experiences and opinions! Thanks again for any help!