Testing the eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver!

In this episode we will test the eBay Chinese CO2 Laser Cutter & Engraver as well as align the mirrors.  However a word of warning as when I fired this up the mirrors where so far out of alignment that they were firing outside the enclosure!  This is high risk folks, so:

  1. Ensure you are wearing the appropriate safety glasses for your laser

  2. The room is clear of other people and pets

  3. The laser is set on a low power setting

  4. Keep a fire extinguisher handy

On my laser, the laser tube will fire as long as you hold the button down so be aware of this too as at a low setting you may have to hold the button for a few seconds to mark the paper.  Also note, some paper burst into flames very quick so keep  a fire extinguisher handy just in case!