Thinking about building a laser machine utilizing maker slide for the linear motion. I want the foot print to be at least 20"x30"
With all the Chinese 8x12 lasers for around $350 would it make sense to buy one of those just for parts? The cost of a laser tube, lens, mirrors and power supply if purchased seperatly on eBay is more than a full smal machine. I plan on using grbl and a gshield for linear motion. Seems like if the parts for the cheap machines are ok this might be a good way to go.
What are your thoughts? I am new to this and learning as much as I can before I start the build. I have built a shapeoko 2 and almost done with my openbuilds OX 2'x4' router.