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#1 posted 11-03-2012 07:14 PM

I’ve had a ULS 25 Watt (Universal Laser Systems) laser engraver for 8 years or so and it’s the best thing I ever bought. Granted, it’ll only cut material up to about one quarter inch, but it works like a champ. Hooking it up to the computer is exactly like installing a printer. Controlling the depth of cut and/or engraving couldn’t be simpler. I did find, however, that without a lot of marketing and self promotion, there wasn’t much call for the machine. Everybody wants what it produces but nobody wants to pay anything for it. Typical, huh? After you invest $15,000 to $20,000 you end up with a great toy but not a money-maker. With Universal Laser Systems (the only one I’ve had experience with admittedly) the customer service and “training” was outstanding. Have a problem? Call ‘em up and they’ll fix it over the phone, toll free and no charge. What could be simpler? Just think twice before investing all that money in something that may not pay off in the end. Twenty grand IS a lotta money!

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