Ortur 15 watt Laser Master. While this is listed as a 15 watt, that is the total power. The laser actually functions at a 4.5ish watt power, similar to my J Tech 4.2 Watt Laser. This laser is perfect for a beginner and expert. It's open frame allows it to be used almost anywhere! Ortur Laser Master is a portable laser engraving machine, which is easy to install and safe to operate. It has a built-in G-sensor. When the machine tilts, it will automatically stop laser work and protect against laser damage. Support for GRBL open source software for operating fun. It supports dynamic control laser module, and PWM power regulation, low brightness regulation.
Ortur has released a firmware update to address issues that are in the first shipped models. This is a video bout installing it and the new results. Here is a link to the issue and firmware link along with updating instructions. Here is the Lightburn forum discussing it HERE. Click HERE to download the Ortur Laser Master 2 1.43 Firmware.
Overall, I've been super impressed with how this little engraver performs. Although they market it as a 15 watt laser, that's actually the total power that the unit draws. The laser beam is actually around a 4.5 watt laser. While that's definitely less than advertised, it's still a very capable laser for engraving. If you are expecting to cut wood, don't bother. It will take WAY to long. Check out my 60w co2 laser review if your needing something to cut but expect a WAY bigger price tag!
One awesome feature is how there isn't a base to the laser. It allows you to place the laser on top of anything and engrave. If your friend has a kitchen table and wants their initials on it, just bring it over, set it on top and laser! It comes with 4 l clips that would even let you screw it to a wall or upside down!
One downside is that there is absolutely no cover for the laser. Walk into the room while its on without protective glasses? Kiss your eyes goodbye if you look that way.
Check out the video below I did with RowdyRoman and setting it up and use it!
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