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    My "new to me" ULS engraver!

    Howdy folks. It's been a while since I have posted here. A little over a year ago my Chinese laser self destructed. I had settled in my mind that I would just try to get along without one. Well, after a year with no laser engraver I decided I missed it too much. So I picked up a refurbished (with a BRAND NEW LASER TUBE) Universal Laser X2-660 60 watt machine with a tube that tests out at 75 watts. Wow! What a difference from my previous overrated 40 watt Chinese machine. This thing is a bruiser. It is going to be a great addition to my wood shop. So far I am very happy with the machine and I just had to share my excitement with someone else who would understand.

    Thanks for listening!
    Kelly in southern Idaho



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    Well, Welcome back to the fold.
    GARY ROBERTS
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    Full Spectrum 60 Watt Pro

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    I looks just like the one I sold, it was built for commercial duty and worked great. However I am downsizing for a retirement move and did not have room for it.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller , WorkBee 1000x750 CNC Router - Mach4 - Windows 10

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    Welcome to the ULS brotherhood.... LOL! I have an old X600 that looks the same, been a decent machine so far for me.
    Brian Lamb
    Lamb Tool Works, Custom tools for woodworkers
    Equipment: Felder KF700 and AD741, Milltronics CNC Mill, Universal Laser X-600

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    Hi Everyone. Thanks for your replies!
    Kelly Klaas K7SU
    Just a hobbyist wood and metal worker
    Universal Laser X2-660 75 watts
    CorelDraw X4
    Southern Idaho

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    This will be a good laser for you, Kelly. My favorite laser of the ones I have is also the oldest, and also gives me the best quality engraving of the four -- the X2-600. It's essentially the same machine as the X2-660. The 660 is just slightly newer.
    4 - Q1 converted New Hermes C2000's
    Signature 8080 Plus
    Universal 50w X2-600
    Universal 60w X-660
    Epilog 60w Fusion 40
    50w 5070 China Special

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    Thanks Brian. That's good to know. This machine is WAY overkill for me and my hobby shop garage. But it should do everything I will ever want to do. It is a refurbished machine with a brand new laser tube that rates at 75 watts!
    Kelly Klaas K7SU
    Just a hobbyist wood and metal worker
    Universal Laser X2-660 75 watts
    CorelDraw X4
    Southern Idaho

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    Looks like a great purchase congrats. I have had a case of laser lust for years. Your post raises the question for me ,how old is too old to be a production machine? I have looked at chinese machines and entry level US machines and I'm wondering if a used higher end machine might not be the way to go. I'm only after a hobby shop for now but I'm facing disability at 44 so I may try and grow it since I can't face the thought of sitting around doing nothing.
    god Bless,
    Dan

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    I think all the main line ULS, Epilog and Trotec all sell parts for the older machines. You just need to make sure your drivers or software is kept up date. More than likely you will need to keep a Windows 7 machine around.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller , WorkBee 1000x750 CNC Router - Mach4 - Windows 10

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    Windows 7 ? Heck I have a complete like new XP system in the closet. I am a confessed ex-pc tech and hoarder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daniel Mayfield View Post
    Windows 7 ? Heck I have a complete like new XP system in the closet. I am a confessed ex-pc tech and hoarder.
    There are a bunch on here the same way, me included!
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , LightObject 40w CO2 Laser and Chiller , WorkBee 1000x750 CNC Router - Mach4 - Windows 10

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    You can install the ULS driver on a Windows 10 machine. You just have to change the driver signature verification settings to get it to go through.
    4 - Q1 converted New Hermes C2000's
    Signature 8080 Plus
    Universal 50w X2-600
    Universal 60w X-660
    Epilog 60w Fusion 40
    50w 5070 China Special

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    Your machine looks like out 2002 model M-300 - but ours is only a 45 watt - still a wonderful machine. New tube 3 years ago.
    Runs contentedly on Win7 or XP.
    Chinese cheapies do not come close to matching it.
    Best wishes,
    Ian



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