List of GOOD Lasers

List of Lasers that are available on the internet.
Also, if of decent quality and decent dealer -In Your Opinion.
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Keith Sherwin
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Laser Machine Make or Type: POS China
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List of GOOD Lasers

Post by Keith Sherwin » Tue Nov 22, 2016 7:22 pm

This is a sticky list of GOOD Lasers. This will be added to over time.

The List:
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We now have an honest Bodor dealer. Bodor USA is the company that Russ went to Florida to help create a quality control program for his technicians and to provide a quality product with support for the folks that purchase from him.
Danny is a forum sponsor of the Bodor section. I am sure there will be great things happen as a result of Danny acquiring the Bodor line for the USA.


*** OK lets start with Bodor, I have way too much experience with the 500x600 100w Reci tubed model and know someone with a 1300x900 machine (not sure of the wattage, 130 or 150 I think) and he loves it. Gene (sebastien laforet has additional Bodor purchasing feedback here)

*** Keith Discusses Thinklaser UK in his thread here

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Gene Uselman
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Laser Machine Make or Type: QC1390
Laser Power: 130W EFR
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Re: Machine Suppliers- Bodor

Post by Gene Uselman » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:46 am

OK lets start with Bodor, I have way too much experience with the 500x600 100w Reci tubed model and know someone with a 1300x900 machine (not sure of the wattage, 130 or 150 I think) and he loves it. Gene

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sebastien laforet
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Location: Lyon
Country: France
Laser Machine Make or Type: bodor BCL0605MU
Laser Power: 100W
Laser Bed Size: 60*50cm
Home Position: TR
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Windows Version: 7

Re: Machine Suppliers- Bodor

Post by sebastien laforet » Fri Nov 25, 2016 12:14 pm

Gene Uselman wrote:OK lets start with Bodor, I have way too much experience with the 500x600 100w Reci tubed model and know someone with a 1300x900 machine (not sure of the wattage, 130 or 150 I think) and he loves it. Gene
i have a 500*600, 100W also.

a word on the buying process... inquiry/contact by email, i had the same vendor all along. pretty reactive. i have set all options and asked for several quotes. once my choice settled, the machine is set for construction... i my case, i took more than one month (they said they add a lot of commands), and shipped after payment (not via paypal or aliexpress escrow)

for the machine, with 2 RECI 100W tubes (1 nominal + 1 spare), a CW-5000 chiller, a spare set of mirrors and lens. the machine was also delivered with a lot of small tools (allen keys, screwdriver, silicon tape, ..). the price was 3400€ (excluding shipping, tax, custom fees). so, somehow pricey (ends to about 5000€ delivered to door and custom cleared) relatively to redsails clones that you can find for 2000£ on ebay UK, and in france there are some dealers that sell small chinese white and blue for 5000+ € without spare nor brand tubes (i can't say a word about the support they can offer)

overall, this is a nice machine with good finish. pretty good for cutting MDF or acrylic, but not very precise for paper cutting at high speed (>200mm/s, curved line can be a bit sloppy) if you look closely(*)... the 100 W is nice, as you can cut 3mm MDF at 30mm/s, and i did not even try to tune perfectly the mirrors, focal length and all... but the laser won't fire under 15%, also, so don't choose this model for fragile material, prefer a 40 or 60W.

(*) compared to a trotec speedy300, which is available at 50K€, so not really the same category

the real drawback of this machine is the interference problem with the tube cover on the 100W model, but you have the solution on this forum!
Sébastien Laforet
machine : Bodor BCL-0605 (60x50) with 100W laser with TR origin.
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Re: Machine Suppliers

Post by Dustin Hawkinson » Sun Nov 27, 2016 2:13 am

I've updated the original post. Gene (and any other mods), feel free to update the first post as you see others make additional recommendations in the future.
40W (ebay 50W blue wonder), 300mm x 500m, TL
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