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Did I Waste $1500 on a 50W Laser Cutter from China?

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TL;DR: Nope!
There are some things I would do a little different when purchasing my 50W laser from eBay. The main thing...look for a Ruida controller.
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Advicevice
Advicevice Hace 8 meses
Some tips for you: Look into getting an aluminum honeycomb to set your work on, it prevents reflection from the base burning the bottom of your material when you cut RV Coolant works a lot better instead of water for cooling, and it can't form algae. You don't want that in your laser tube. You can easily upgrade the laser dot with a crosshair, makes lining everything up easier. Make a template in your software and mark some registration holes on the bed. Drill these out and place pins in them. Then you can reverse sheets and stuff to make reproduction easy. You can also cut out templates for position work. This guy has a similar cutter to the one you wanted to buy: esvid.net/show-UCqCyShJXqnElPTUnxX0mD5A and has a ton of videos.
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace 19 días
Honeycomb is fine if you shim it up off the support plate/surface. This allows airflow under the honeycomb to evacuate any smoke/gas. Not sure about Russ' unit, but mine has ventilation slots in the aluminum plate, which provide ventilation for the honeycomb. Honestly though... I wouldn't be laser cutting acrylic on these machines. The resultant gas/smoke from acrylic and other plastics is poisonous. Shops that specialize in laser cutting plastics have proper suction/extraction systems for such processes.
Krinje
Krinje Hace 19 días
@Make or Break Shop Whoa! Honeycomb is not a great idea. Reason 1 is safety, particulate (smoke) won't evacuate each cell, the airflow is surprisingly bad, and will build up on the walls inside over time. This particulate is flammable and many machines have caught fire due specifically to honeycomb. Reason 2 is part finish. Each comb wall will leave a burn mark on the bottom of the part where the laser passed over, and poor airflow will leave residue on the back surface of the part. It is simple and easy, but there are better solutions. Here's a man who knows what he's talking about: esvid.net/video/v%C3%ADdeo-n54uNRs8Ydk.html
Krinje
Krinje Hace 19 días
Whoa! Honeycomb is not a great idea. Reason 1 is safety, particulate (smoke) won't evacuate each cell, the airflow is surprisingly bad, and will build up on the walls inside over time. This particulate is flammable and many machines have caught fire due specifically to honeycomb. Reason 2 is part finish. Each comb wall will leave a burn mark on the bottom of the part where the laser passed over, and poor airflow will leave residue on the back surface of the part. It is simple and easy, but there are better solutions. Here's a man who knows what he's talking about: esvid.net/video/v%C3%ADdeo-n54uNRs8Ydk.html
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace un mes
@Rick Everett Russ has learned a lot for sure, but some of his advice and what he's "learned" is actually counter to what lasers and laser cutting is all about. Watched several of his videos and corrected him on a few things, to which he replied very reasonably about (he could have been a dick about it, but instead he was thankful for the corrections). He's not wrong about everything though, there's definitely some good info on his channel. Don't understand him making his own copper mirrors though. He's spot on about using copper as mirror material for CO2 lasers, but off the shelf mirrors are only $25 each and provide a big improvement over the stock optics (I replaced all three mirrors and the cutting lens on mine with aftermarket, high quality items and it dramatically improved the performance of my machine).
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace un mes
@Make or Break Shop Don't use antifreeze... If you drink bottled water, save about a half dozen of the bottles. Remove the labels, fill them about 1/2 full of water, then pop them in the freezer to freeze them solid. During heavy/extended use, drop one or two at a time into the bin or bucket that you have your DI cooling water and pump in. It'll cool the water without cross contamination, keeping your laser cool running, even on warm days. It also helps to have a fairly large sized cooling water reservoir to minimize thermal shock when dropping in the cold bottles. The bin I use holds about 8 gallons of De-Ionized water and I'm using 16oz water bottles, half full to cool it.
Kenny Burleson
Kenny Burleson Hace 5 días
i use to have a Universal 30 watt M25 laser engraver and just bought Orion Motor Tech 50W CNC CO2 Laser Engraving Cutting Machine, 110V Laser Engraver Cutter and hope it will be as easy as the Universal.Thanks for your video.
Hien Nguyen
Hien Nguyen Hace 12 días
When you do a cut, is there like liquid forming underneath the material? I am getting liquid from cutting acrylic and mdf. only underneath the material. Thanks in advance
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 12 días
Yep! That is basically the heat from the laser melting the material underneath. A lot of lasers have a honeycomb bed so there is open air underneath the material to help offset this. Since mine doesnt have this you could either put some honeycomb on top or just add a few riser blocks to the get the material off of the bottom of the bed.
Stanley Shostak
Stanley Shostak Hace 18 días
I have watched this video a bunch of times. I am seriously thinking about a 40W k-40. I am a Mac guy so I wanted to use lightburn too. However I have not seen the K-40 s with the ruida controller. And the conversion looks like it is more than the price of the unit. What would be the base requirements for a PC to run the software that comes with the laser? I was thinking it will cost me another 500 or so for a cheap PC.
Stanley Shostak
Stanley Shostak Hace 12 días
Thanks for the response. I opted to get the K40 40watt then I bought the Cohesion 3D controller with power supply for 199. I added on a LCD screen with controller and lightburn. All of those add ones delivered to my house for 289. I figured that was a less expensive way over buying another computer. Plus I would probably want those upgrades over time. I was glad to find a controller and power supply for a lot less than the Ruida controller. Just another option to offer to people.
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 12 días
The PC i'm using is super old but I do all of my work first on a mac and export a DXF file straight out of lightburn. You can then import that into whatever software that interfaces with the K-40 on a PC if you need too.
ZaKaPunTas
ZaKaPunTas Hace 19 días
Can you use it to cut metal because i am looking for one to cut names in metal to make necklaces tnx and great video❤️
Custom Work
Custom Work Hace 25 días
i have the same machine, but it is stuck on powering on screen. The company isnt helping me at all. have you experienced this before? If so would you possibly be able to help? Its been over a year and have still to use this machine.
Benedict Wilkins
Benedict Wilkins Hace un mes
Cool video, what do you think about buying the smaller versions of these machines, I have my eye on the following called the 3020 UltraGlow. Would this unit have the Ruida controller and work with the software in the video do you know? www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Laser-Engraver-CO2-Cutter-3020-UltraGlow-Laser-Engraver-Warranty/173984424930?_trkparms=aid%3D555018%26algo%3DPL.SIM%26ao%3D2%26asc%3D20160908110712%26meid%3Db25a0a6971c84da09811463ee137f116%26pid%3D100677%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D30%26mehot%3Dpp%26sd%3D231777365741%26itm%3D173984424930%26pmt%3D1%26noa%3D0%26pg%3D2386202&_trksid=p2386202.c100677.m4598
Fobius8
Fobius8 Hace un mes
Bro dope content. I'm thinking to buy one maybe this one. Do you think it's good idea to put it in apartment? Will neighbors hear the sound of this machine? I live in private house so only neighbors upstairs. LOL Thank you!
Marisol Mou
Marisol Mou Hace 12 días
Please contact me. whats app number:0086-18554018893
shadowkill546
shadowkill546 Hace un mes
Great video. Question, I'm looking to get into annealing items like rings made of tungsten. What kind of a laser would I need? This is a 50w laser which is pretty strong compared to what's on the market
Dapeng Laser
Dapeng Laser Hace 6 días
hello sir , we have laser marker,please contact me,whats app number: 0086-17820602094,Email: y.huiping@dapenglaser.com ,thank you !
Marisol Mou
Marisol Mou Hace 12 días
Please contact me. whats app number:0086-18554018893
Washington Santos
Washington Santos Hace un mes
You wanna mark on the rings?You need a fiber laser
john halamka
john halamka Hace un mes
i like the controller. i want to see it cut 1/2 inch steel plate
Nikhil Kumar
Nikhil Kumar Hace un mes
Indian price
#16 Racing
#16 Racing Hace un mes
you have a face for radio....
Rok Kastelec
Rok Kastelec Hace un mes
Purpose of this video is ? Unknown I guess. Show the results, speed, accuracy etc... hmm wtf
Calros Herrera
Calros Herrera Hace un mes
does it cut glass?
zappafan11
zappafan11 Hace un mes
There's no such thing as a triangle-hex anything.
Keith DAvis
Keith DAvis Hace un mes
i have an 80 watt with the ruida controller, i am running corel draw x18 and when i send files over using the plugin that came with the laser it does not fill in the text. The Laser seems to only want to "cut" objects out rather than engrave them. I did find a setting called "scan" and "cut" and changed it to scan, which then filled in the text and designs rather than outlining them but even after that the quality of the engraving is not very high. id give it a 70 out of 100. Ive tried re aligning my mirrors and they seem to be pretty straight on. the mirror i have the most issue with is the one at the tip of the laser head. i have issues getting it to come out of the tip of that cone that covers the end. the top adjustment is not very adjustable. If you have any advice id love to hear back from you because as of now the laser sits here doing nothing. its a $2000 desk.
david c
david c Hace un mes
Is it still a good buy ? With the different controller?
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace un mes
Totally! Mine is working great, I just have to do a little workaround because of the controller.
Juan V. Oropeza
Juan V. Oropeza Hace 2 meses
Hi there! After watching your video I made up my mind and decided to get the same laser. Thank you for making this video. By mistake I messed up the vendor settings of the machine. Is there anyway you can share with me the the .RDVSet data parameters of the machine? I like your videos! Thanks!
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace un mes
I had something similar happen and wound up having to contact the company and they were able to walk me through doing a factory reset.
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
I have your exact model (with the same keypad) and cannot, for the life of me, get it to find files on the "Udisk". Can you describe your method for getting print files onto the machine?
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace un mes
@Make or Break Shop Yep, that's about where I am. I can get some basic control using lasercut6, but 2017 has been a bust, and neither has actually let me print anything. (Sigh)
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace un mes
I never could get 2017 to work. Mine came with an older version of the software and I was able to get it to connect using the cord that came with it.
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
It might make a popular video... :)
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
@Make or Break Shop Thank you for your prompt reply. I am not looking to you for support, but I have not managed to get mine to do *anything*. Can you please describe in more detail what you do? If I use their printer driver, from their "LaserCut2017" program, the jobs just disappear from the queue. When connecting via USB, I don't see the device as a drive to move files onto. I am sort of shooting in the dark, here.
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 2 meses
Yeh the U Disk is hit or miss for me, I connect it by USB to a computer and transfer from their software.
Roberto Zaccara
Roberto Zaccara Hace 2 meses
Hello, your laser 50W CO2 can cut thin metal ( 0,20mm ) ? Thanks Roberto.
Dapeng Laser
Dapeng Laser Hace 6 días
hello my friend , we are top selling laser machine manufacture in China,please contact me,whats app number: 0086-17820602094,Email: y.huiping@dapenglaser.com ,thank you !
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace un mes
50W will not even cut thin metal. You need at least 200W to have any hope to cut even the thinnest steel using oxygen as a cutting gas. Even then, you'll be cutting pretty slowly (about 1 meter/min or less).
allan carpenter
allan carpenter Hace 2 meses
Will this laser run off Windows 10 on my pc? Windows 10 is not listed.
zamfir valentin
zamfir valentin Hace 2 meses
And no waste of money, the laser worth a lot more, I've done and sell a lot of things with it and I am happy and pleased to say it!
zamfir valentin
zamfir valentin Hace 2 meses
Hello, you are using that laser cutter? I need help with mine and can't get it! I need the RDUSET and RDVSET original files to make mine functionally again. BECAUSE: in the Ruida machine menu is a voice like fact para settings. DO NOT TOUCH IT! it will cancel the vendor para settings and user para settings and you will throw away your machine IF you didn't save allready those files on your computer. I've done it, too bad 4 me.
allowmi
allowmi Hace 2 meses
Any video that begins with "I ordered the wrong thing" isn't worth your time.
Mykel Hardin
Mykel Hardin Hace 2 meses
Nobody ordered you, you are a waste of time..
Celina Celis
Celina Celis Hace 2 meses
Which laser cutting would you recommend for gold I have somebody who do that for me but he increases the price all the time and i will like to do my own. But I have no idea about laser machines. Thank you!
Dapeng Laser
Dapeng Laser Hace 6 días
hello my friend , we are top selling laser machine manufacture in China,please contact me,whats app number: 0086-17820602094,Email: y.huiping@dapenglaser.com ,thank you !
Washington Santos
Washington Santos Hace un mes
Fiber laser machine can cut gold, if you need, you can contact me
Celina Celis
Celina Celis Hace 2 meses
Thank you for the information
FirePoint Creations
FirePoint Creations Hace 2 meses
Yes. You just wasted $1500
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace un mes
No, he didn't... I have the exact same one from the same distributor (warehouse in CA). I paid about $1200 for mine after a rebate due to shipping damage. It's a great, low cost machine that'll do a lot of cutting and engraving. It is perfect for a well to do hobbyist, or a small time manufacturer. What would be a "waste" would be to be either of those type of consumer and go out and buy an Epilog or Universal system for up to 20X more. I've been in the industrial laser field for over 20yrs, so trust me when I say that this machine is a great deal for what it is.
Daniel Mitzimberg
Daniel Mitzimberg Hace 2 meses
I purchased this same exact machine last Christmas off eBay. It ran the demo one time and has never worked again. In fact my Leetro does not even does not even have a screen lit when powering on. I was unable to return the unit before the time ran out to return it. I have replaced the Leetro unit (nothing) and paid a couple of people who know everything (right) they could not figure it out. So far they have ran me around and around again. It has been months. Any ideas how I can get this fixed? Would be nice to have it working. Thank you Dan
Harune Malik
Harune Malik Hace 2 meses
I’m looking for a good laser cutting machine that will cut Acrylic. Can anyone help? Not too expensive...?
Tenzack YOGI
Tenzack YOGI Hace 3 meses
Why don't you try making images or graphic stuffs?
dmm
dmm Hace 3 meses
Have a look at Roger Webb's ESvid channel as well. You should also be using an activated charcoal filter.
hhkf ghkl
hhkf ghkl Hace 3 meses
u should use painters tape
tieck
tieck Hace 3 meses
>"So let's talk money." >Opens Macbook.
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 3 meses
Dang. sick burn.
alk4ff
alk4ff Hace 3 meses
Can i engraver zinc metal using 50w co2 laser?
Dapeng Laser
Dapeng Laser Hace 6 días
hello my friend , we are top selling laser machine manufacture in China,please contact me,whats app number: 0086-17820602094,Email: y.huiping@dapenglaser.com ,thank you !
MaximusPayne
MaximusPayne Hace 3 meses
What did you buy that laser for, and what else can it be used for? It's a considerable money investment, but it's an even greater space investment, and most people literally might not have where to put it.
Peter Boivin
Peter Boivin Hace 3 meses
glowforge.us/r/MCLJGMBG
fixitman21
fixitman21 Hace 4 meses
A chiller should have a operator settable temp setting so it can hold whatever temp you need. (within min/max parameters)
fixitman21
fixitman21 Hace 4 meses
P.S. ground it anyway.
Jari Sipilainen
Jari Sipilainen Hace 4 meses
you wasted becouse they not sell it without pofit. what controller make diffrent its run gcode lol. too many buttns on machine. could lower price without buttons lol
Slacker Soft works
Slacker Soft works Hace 4 meses
Awesome channel!
TheRainHarvester
TheRainHarvester Hace 4 meses
A chiller with inline heater?! Sounds hacky.
Old Conspiracy Dude
Old Conspiracy Dude Hace 4 meses
for an extra $1000 you can get a glowforge and have a built in camera much better software ect
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 4 meses
very true, the biggest draw back for me was the cutting size for the Glowforge.
Jazz R-M
Jazz R-M Hace 4 meses
What voltage do you need for this machine?
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
Runs on normal US household 110.
Light Me Up Signs
Light Me Up Signs Hace 4 meses
Its not the controller on these cheap machines which is the issue its the cheap co2 narrow beam 50w laser tube :-( Its all about gearing or beam convergence if your serious about cutting any reasonable thickness perspex or mdf I have another machine now which still has all the same cheap chinese tube mirrors and lenses however the 80w tube in this machine has a larger diameter beam with a 2:1 stepped down XY belt resolution which makes so much difference :-) Can cut with less wattage on the 80w machine through the same material using a faster feedrate than the small 50w machine
WHJeffB
WHJeffB Hace un mes
Sure it's a cheap machine, but it's a good "starter" system. You can pretty easily retrofit it with a better laser, laser control, stepper motors or CNC control for not a lot of money. The basic machine is pretty sound though. I've retrofitted mine (same system as the one in the video) with new optics (3 new bending mirrors and a brand new cutting lens) and it made a huge difference. Was able to get a smaller focused beam and could cut the same material/thickness with about 10-12% less power at the same feedrate.
Giggitee O'Yeah
Giggitee O'Yeah Hace 4 meses
good review
abdul kaleem
abdul kaleem Hace 4 meses
i am intreasted to buy the meachine wher can i finde are u give me your contactes deitales.
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
Same model on Amazon: www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07L5LWB6W
tweakgames
tweakgames Hace 5 meses
7:00 "everything I saw said be careful with the grounding", doesn't use ground strap at all.
Jeff Knodel
Jeff Knodel Hace 2 meses
Machine is internally grounded to 3-pin ground on plug. However, neither outlet for air compressor or water pump are 3 pin.
Nikolina Pijaca
Nikolina Pijaca Hace 5 meses
i need help! How to illuminate the main screen on the machine? she totally disheveled us, we do not know how to brighten up, thank you
Keerthi Nishantha
Keerthi Nishantha Hace 5 meses
I have heard that most of chinese laser tubes does not last long. Some videos said that it work only few months. Is this true?
aledantas2k10
aledantas2k10 Hace 5 meses
Yes u did!
odinata
odinata Hace 5 meses
Dude's using an Apple and he's asking if he wasted money? Lol.
Angueran DeLaMouliniere
Exactly like people buying PC to run Windows rather than Linux....
Gabriel Gaby
Gabriel Gaby Hace 5 meses
Looks o.k. on Video Demonstration... indent to purchase.
Dapeng Laser
Dapeng Laser Hace 6 días
hello my friend , we are top selling laser machine manufacture in China,please contact me,whats app number: 0086-17820602094,Email: y.huiping@dapenglaser.com ,thank you !
MyName IsPrivate
MyName IsPrivate Hace 5 meses
I find it very difficult to take purchasing advice from someone who is using an Apple laptop.
Ebike Solutions
Ebike Solutions Hace 5 meses
What is the maximum thickness it can cut ? And can it cut any metal materials ?
TheRainHarvester
TheRainHarvester Hace 4 meses
No metal cutting (maybe etch on anodized aluminum). I'm guessing 8mm plexi, because I used ul laser 80w and 12mm was pushing that machine.
Sebastian Rac
Sebastian Rac Hace 5 meses
If You want upgade a protective glasses use kapton tape.
Andrew Hayes
Andrew Hayes Hace 5 meses
Get a ground spike to earth your machine your life may depend on it
Andrew Hayes
Andrew Hayes Hace 5 meses
Add some antifreeze to your water it will stop algae growing in your water
Graham Lloyd
Graham Lloyd Hace 5 meses
dislike as you did not answer the questions
jay t
jay t Hace 6 meses
It look like a smaller version of the one I have... same setup, parts etc. Mine is five years old, gets used a lot, was going solid for six hours last week and has yet to break lol. Been professionally serviced twice.
jay t
jay t Hace 6 meses
Magnets to hold the item being cut or etched in place.... thanks, that's so simple feel daft for not thinking of it now.
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 24 días
Jesse would be proud
Make or Break Shop
Make or Break Shop Hace 24 días
Can’t take credit, saw it on another video!
Nick Porter
Nick Porter Hace 25 días
Magnets b*tch! (Sry jk just watched El camino)
Taylor Clark
Taylor Clark Hace 6 meses
Your a fucking arsehole mate
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