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Are laser engravers dangerous?

Laser engraving operations can be risky because laser beams are hot and powerful when engraving and cutting. Therefore, accidental contact can be dangerous. In addition, laser radiation can damage the eyes. Fumes rising from the surface of the burnt material can also be dangerous.

As such, most engravers have various safety features such as a laser beam enclosure to prevent contact - and a cover to protect your eyes from harsh UV rays. It's a good idea to buy safety glasses and gloves to protect yourself. Also wear a mask when using a laser engraver.

Why should you use a laser engraver?

A laser engraver has replaced most traditional methods of engraving various materials. Because it requires no manual work and offers incomparable precision. A laser engraver is great for hobbyists, advanced artists, and professional players.

Laser engravers can create personalized gifts like purses and rings. You can use them to add a touch of beauty and uniqueness to signs and centerpieces. It can also add logos to keychains and tags.

How Long Does a Laser Engraver Last?

Most laser engravers on the market have a lifespan of around 30,000 hours, but you can still find good units with over 35,000 hours or over 15 years with proper use.

What is the best wood to laser engrave?

Birch, balsa, and alder are all good woods for laser engraving, especially for beginners. They are high-density so are easy to cut and don't generate much heat when engraved. They are also light in color which contrasts nicely with the darker woods.

Thicker woods are more difficult to laser engrave as they require more time and energy to cut. The finish of the wood can also affect the quality of the engraving. Wood that has been stained or varnished is more difficult to laser engrave than natural materials.

I recommend using Basswood Plywood, which can be easily found on the market, it is very suitable for beginners who are new to laser engraving, and the price is not expensive. You can buy it at ELECFREAKS.

What power laser do I need to engrave wood?

The laser power needed to engrave wood depends on a number of factors, including the depth and speed requirements of the engraving job being done. Generally, a low-power laser is sufficient for most types of engraving, but more powerful lasers can be used for cuts.

It is also important to consider the type of wood to be engraved. Hardwoods like oak or maple require more strength than softwoods like pine or cedar. Before purchasing a laser, it is therefore important to determine the specific requirements of the project in question.

Is TOOCAA's laser machine difficult to get started with?

Our laser machine is quite easy to get started with. From some customers' feedback, it only took them about 3 minutes to complete their first cutting/engraving project.

Besides, the Laser machine has a User Manual designed to help you quickly pick up. You can also join our Facebook groups & Discord to communicate with other laser machine users and learn from each other.

We want to help you out whenever you run into issues. Please email us:

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