It seems like the Glowforge Laser is everywhere these days! We see the ads and all the amazing projects in our crafting groups. But was is it really and what are things you can and cannot do?
I've had my glowforge basic for about 18 months and use it daily. Here are a few things to consider when making up your mind to hit the buy button!
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Which Glowforge should I choose?
Glowforge Basic - $2495
The Glowforge Basic is a 40w Class 1 CO2 Laser. You will need to vent the machine out of a window or buy purchasing an external filter. The Basic comes with a 6 month warranty period.
Glowforge Plus - $3995
The Glowforge Plus is a 40w Class 1 CO2 Laser. You will need to vent the machine out of a window or buy purchasing an external filter. The Plus comes with a 1 year warranty period.
Glowforge Pro - $5995
The Glowforge Pro is a 45w Class 1 CO2 Laser. You will need to vent the machine out of a window or buy purchasing an external filter. The Pro comes with a 2 year warranty period. The Pro has a passthough slot allowing for much larger one piece projects than either the basic or plus. The higher power also allows for 3x the speed of the basic.
Really the choice is yours. They all cut/engrave the same types of material, with the pro able to cut/engrave longer items. I've cut larger items with the basic simply by cutting in sections.
What types of Material will the Glowforge cut/engrave
What types of Material can the Glowforge NOT cut/engrave
If you aren't certain about a material and can't find the answer in the forum there is a laser safe test you can perform. When in doubt don't try it before testing! Some material like Vinyl can produce toxic fumes!!!!
So Yes or No?
Once you have figured out what you want to do with a laser cutter it helps in narrowing down the three choices. I knew that I didn't need the pass through for my projects so I went with the basic.
My code to save a little on your purchase!
Each glowforge owner is given a referral code to help save a little money on each machine.
Here is mine!!
It will save you $500 off of a pro, $250 off of a plus, or $100 off of a basic. I will get the same credits as well! And feel free to message me for any issues/tips!!
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