The LaserGRBL has also tested the Comgrow Z1, which the developer believes is the most powerful diode engraver he has used so far.
For COMGO 10 watt laser, this is excellent value for money.the gantry is solid and it works great.
If you were comparing this to other lasers and you were shpping price this would be the one to buy I would definitely recommend this.
|Laser output Power||5W / 10W|
|Z Axis Travel||105mm/1.43 inch|
|Engraving Resolution||1000 DPI Adjustable|
|Voltage Input||AC 110V-230V 50-60HZ|
|Laser Head Type||Diode Lasers|
|Machanical Precision||Y:10um, X:10um|
|Power adapter power||24V/2A|
|Input Voltage 12-24V||12-24V|
|Electric Power||40W / 48W|
|Laser Power||5W / 10W|
|Focal Length||20mm / 46mm|
|Cutting Abblity (1 Pass)||5mm / 8mm wood plank|
|Suitable materials||Wood (plywood, hardwood, MDF, balsa wood)|
leather, paper, ceramics, stainless steel,
cardboard, acrylic, stone, paint glass, titanium,
Anodized aluminum, Fabric, Plastic, Bamboo
I have wanted a laser head for my cnc machine for years. Finally picked this up and I'm very impressed. Instead of a separate head, I have two machines that can run simultaneously. Very impressed with the speed and detail it provides. I'm still learning it's capabilities but I have a feeling it'll be working for me a lot in the future.
The machine was easy to assemble, using 3rd party online videos as a guide, the instruction manual was better than most manuals for products that come from China. The laser is slightly lower in cost with similar models. This is a basic stripped-down laser with lasergrbl included. Online forums were helpful in answering my questions, Comgrow Tech Support did the best that they could, usually responded within 1 day. My only concern with all of the low cost lasers now available from China, too many people are buying them, believing somehow that they will start a business and be successful, even without a business plan or any type of plan, for that matter. So yes, good for hobbyists and a good machine. Do be careful and wear safety goggles as specified, do your research and buy a large magnifying glass, some of the screws are very small.
Now that I got it working, works great. Had an issue with the mainboard shipped and my Mac, replacement board is working great.
So far it has been very good but I am just trying to learn things. So far good.