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Old 02-06-2018, 10:45 PM
Kyle Stapleton Kyle Stapleton is offline
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Not sure if this is the right place but,
We are looking to get a laser and not knowing the first thing about them I'm turning to a trusted place.
This is what I'm looking at:

Universal Vls6.60 platform laser engraver 60 watt,
air assist, cutting table and 2.o lens
TBH exhaust system
Both DEMO UNITs

Not sure what products we will be making.

Trying to find out what a good price would be, and if it is a good laser.
Thanks

For those that don't know I'm a high school tech ed teach.

If this is out of line please remove.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:49 AM
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Look up "Engravers Journal". It's a laser and engravers trade magazine. They have a classifieds section. This may help in your price search. Also they do comparisons of units.
You do need to vent it outside. So keep size and location in mind.
You could promote the expense. To the higher ups. By doing things for the school. Signs, plaques. Get photo grave software and do pictures, for school fundraisers.
If your school puts little tags on electrical plates. To identify use and breaker.
You can etch the info on the stainless. Looks nicer, lasts longer and is sanitary.
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Old 02-07-2018, 11:48 AM
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Sawmill Creek has a vary active laser forum. Good place to get information.
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:26 PM
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What Bruce said!
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Old 02-07-2018, 12:29 PM
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Looking into outside venting and fume extractors now.
Thanks, to Saw Mill I go.
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Old 02-07-2018, 01:07 PM
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Kyle,
There will several CNC Vendors at Jim's Camp in April that have laser attachments as well as one laser vendor...list of vendors to be announced soon..
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:16 PM
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Kyle,
There will several CNC Vendors at Jim's Camp in April that have laser attachments as well as one laser vendor...list of vendors to be announced soon..
I don't think he could do a laser on his CNC as it is in a school
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