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Don't overpay for a sub-quality machine.

The Boss ain’t the boss no more. Actually, they haven’t been for quite some time.

The days of importing a Chinese laser, rebranding it, and calling it “USA-Made” are over.  Still kinda weird how much they look like a G-Weike.

They did finally upgrade to the hybrid-servos that Thunder has been using for years. It’s the same motor we use, but they allow you to input “1500mm/s” to the firmware. However, the motors stop performing well at 1,000mm/s and, even then, it takes a gantry more solid than the one from Boss to support those speeds.

Just check out the video below.

But the math still don't math.

It’s still an overpriced, Chinese machine with a subpar gantry and poor Quality Control.

Be wary of false claims.

No glass Co2 tube on the market lasts 12,000 working hours. Just Google it. Our tubes “last” 12,000 hours, too. They just won’t be able to cut paper after that amount of use. So we quote 2,000-4,000 working hours because that is when you’ll want to replace it. We don’t overpromise or underdeliver. All glass tubes are hand made so they’re filled with imperfections which cause the gas to leak. Our tubes undergo extensive testing to ensure the longest possible life for our customers.

Get the most out of your money.

At Thunder, we keep our margins thin and our marketing and labor costs down so you can rest assured you are getting the most bang for your buck.

Boss vs Thunder Comparison

We don’t really like specs sheets, because they can be deceiving. It’s not always apples to apples. The overall build quality of the machine will be the best determining factor in how well a laser operates. But we do understand sometimes you need to compare different brands.

So we built this for you:

Model

Boss1420

Thunder Bolt

LS-2440

Nova 35

Notes

Price

$4,997

$5,495

$9,046

$9,900

 

Shipping Included

Est $1,000

Yes

Est $1,200

Yes

 

Working Area

20” x 12”

20” x 12”

40” x 24”

35” x 24”

 

Speed

1,500mm/s

1000mm/s

1,500mm/s 

1000mm/s

Engraving quality decreases after 500mm/s and is dependent on gantry quality

Tube

50w Glass

30w RF

80w Glass

80w Glass

30w RF has cutting capacity of 60w Glass

Chilling Needs

Water Pump Included

Air Cooled RF Tube

Water Pump Included

Water Chiller Included

Glass lasers need water chillers to extend life

Dual Stage Air

No

No

No

Yes

Different Air Volumes for Cut vs Engrave

Heat Alarm

No

Yes

No

Yes

Safety Feature for Fire Hazard

Internal Memory

256MB

1000MB

256MB

1000MB

 

Camera

No

Built-In

No

Optional

 

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It’s hard to be modest when your products are this good.

Our Bolt series desktop laser engraver combines military-grade strength, high-speed engraving, and easy-to-use touchscreen controls.
Our Nova series laser engraver is perfect for cutting, marking, and engraving leather, wood, and more.

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Getting started can be the most challenging part of any project. Let us do the heavy lifting so you can focus on your designs.

Open the box; pull out your machine; get to work. Engrave on wood, leather, acrylic, metal—let us know your materials of choice, and we’ll find the machine to match.

If you’re ready to upgrade your machine, take your business to the next level, or just create, we’re here to help.

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