I have read through all of the posts about diode laser and have a pretty goo understanding about the pros and cons. I do not want to go CO2, too much of a leap for me right now. I would like to engrave and maybe get some small cutting out of the deal but cutting is not that important to me. I do not need a fast laser and time to complete projects is not an issue. I have read the WIKI laser site and a few others.
I am looking at the J Tech Shapeoko bundle, probably the 2.8W for $425. I am also considering the Endurance 10W (mainly because it is on sale, 32% off, until Sept 9th) for $545.
Both list a mininum laser pixel of .003" and from what I understand smaller is better for engraving. Not sure how a 2.8W and a 10W laser can have the same mininum beam size so if anyone can explain that it sure would help.
Mainly need to know if anywone has any experience with these two companies? It looks like J Tech has an excellent reputation, it works with the Shapeoko, and it’s based in Houston!
Thank you in advance!