K40 Laser Info

Friends have been asking about our K40 Chinese laser cutter.  Here’s some quick info about our setup.

This is our current setup.  The machine currently goes for $418 or less on Ebay.  I don’t recommend buying the absolute cheapest one, and look for one with reviews.  Shipping is generally free.  It includes an highly inadequate exhaust fan, and a minimal water cooling pump and hoses.  Out of the box, it works ok and requires installing the included, pirated copy of Corel Draw on a Windows machine.  We used VirtualBox to “firewall” the software.  Below the table is a bucket filled with distilled water and the aquarium pump, which pushes cooling water through the laser tube.

Continue reading K40 Laser Info