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eBay K40 CO2 Laser – Can Your Laser Kill You? Shocking Evidence!

In this episode, we will be sharing and explosive experience I had with my eBay / k40 CO2 laser! As I was aligning the mirrors, the the tube for some reason shorted out failing to laser and dumping over 20,000 to ground! Keep in mind that I an my face was less then 2 feet away and thankfully I was wear protective eyewear as the video really fails to capture power of the true power of the flash and arch!

This is why it is critically important to have a solid earthen ground as as well as high quality laser “safety” glasses as this is a high intensity electrical “flash” which can cause sever burns!

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