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Opinion on OMTech K-40 Laser Units?

#5 ii Alive!

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Are Offshore K-40 Laser Just a Waste of Money?

Hello. I have a very nice Epilog CO-2 laser cutter that works beautifully. I'm going to be needing a laser machine that is strictly an engraver. I have a tiny shop and a limited budget.

I know this question gets asked a lot in forum, but forgive me if I ask it again.

Are the Chinese CO-2 machines between $500-1000 more trouble than they're worth? That's about my max budget right now. Am I fool for even considering one? It's okay to tell me so.

I see these machines all over the place, and the price is attractive of course. I'm thinking that Amazon might have a blowout price on one of these for Black Friday, thus the timeliness of my inquiry.
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So give it to me straight. How bad are these things? Are you just throwing your money away?

I appreciate your honest opinions. This is not a desperate or immediate need, so I'm just thinking ahead.

Thank You,
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