Yeah, I worked at a placed that bought a laser engraver for engraving 2 way radios. I was the one who had to learn how to do it, I also slowly got them to do do things other than what it was bought for. when I left that place I wanted to get one of my own but the price was too high for me to justify it as a hobby. That’s what led me to the shapeoko and I was content with it but there are just some things you can’t do with a cnc. I ran across this one from a dealer trade in that was completely refurbished and the laser tube was recharged and I pulled the trigger. Its basicly the same machine I had worked with before.
Maybe if the hobby grows enough I will get a bigger machine that I wanted to get.