View Full Version : Investing in a laser.

Aaron Harding2
01-10-2017, 5:01 AM
Hi and thanks for the add.
I am looking to buy a laser cutter around 60w with a 600x900 bed. It will be my only laser and I would like to do engraving and a bit of cutting for large items.
Can anyone shed some light on or have reviews please on their lasers?
I was looking at a Thunder, ThinkLaser LightBlade or a Powell P9060. Here's the three links. Or if you have any suggestions I'm open to them.
Thank you in advanced.

Think Laser



Clark Pace
01-10-2017, 3:57 PM
Do a google search under those brands and include sawmillcreek in the search and you will pull forum posts if they have discussed.

John Lifer
01-10-2017, 6:00 PM
Thunder is the only one I've had contact with. Seems to be good quality Chinese, if that is not an oxymoron. never heard of Powell, and just a bit about Thinklaser.
I don't think you would go wrong with Thunder, they have a guy in Dallas area stocking parts and english speaking technician. Yumiko is a bit of a salesperson.....
She still emails me even though I went with different company.

Dave Sheldrake
01-10-2017, 9:51 PM
You seem to be UK based Aaron? try HPC in Halifax, give them a call and ask for Simon Mallas or Chris Jacobs, they have machines there you can see runno in their weekely demo days. I won't consider buying from anybody else in the UK these days except them

The lightblade is a rebranded Chinese machine..possibly a Weike or a shenhui

John Bion
01-11-2017, 4:29 AM
In addition to agreeing with Dave, I will also mention that a laser is not an investment, it is a tool that has to be used, usually in conjunction with a range of other tools and skills, and depending upon the application of the specific formula you have, may or may not repay the outlay on a tool that devalued the moment you paid for it. Let us know how you get on. John

Bill George
01-11-2017, 8:46 AM
A google search will give you days of reading on the subject, saves a lot of time.

Robert Bonenfant
01-15-2017, 11:37 PM
Hey Aaron,
To speak from experience make sure the laser company you choose has a warehouse in your country. Nothing is worst than not being able to get parts or not having the option for a tec to visit your shop for trouble shooting and repairs.
Make sure you have your product line mapped out as well, like others have stated a laser is a tool to add to your shop. Not a magic money generator :-) .