Choosing the Right Thunder Laser
Your Ultimate Guide


Deciding which Thunder Laser is right for you can often be the decision that causes customers to get stuck. Please read the guide below to ensure that you are checking off the boxes for your big purchase/investment.

Define Your Applications

Consider the primary applications for your laser machine. Certain machines work best with specific materials. For instance, CO2 laser machines are best for cutting and engraving wood, acrylic, leather, fabric, coated metals, and others. While, fiber lasers are most suited for engraving metals, plastics, and some leather/leatherettes. UV lasers can mark on the widest range of materials including glass, metals, and wood. Thunder Laser offers machines tailored to various industries, so understanding your applications is key.

Laser Power Matters

Laser power plays a significant role in your machine’s capabilities. The more wattage you have the faster you can cut and the thicker you can cut. In many cases, it is suggested to go for the higher wattage option so that you don’t have to overwork your laser tube. Evaluate your material and material thickness requirements to choose a laser power that aligns with your needs.

Bed Size for Flexibility

The size of the laser bed determines not only the size of the items you can work on, but also how many items you can fit into your bed at one time. For example, the Nova 24 may only be able to fit 20 coasters onto its bed while the Nova 35 may be able to fit 40 coasters. Choose a machine with a bed size that accommodates your typical projects and the projects that you want to be able to do in the future. Remember, you want to buy a machine that you can grow into instead of a machine that you will grow out of.

Speed, Accuracy, and Precision

Every laser company markets their top end speed. However, it is very unlikely that you would ever engrave at the top end speed. When talking about engraving, acceleration is what is most important if your focus is speed. Some of our lasers have 1G acceleration and others have 5G. Cutting speeds directly correlate with laser wattage. Please see below.

Compatibility with Software

All Thunder Lasers are compatible with LightBurn Software which is widely recognized as the best laser software on the market. However, not every Thunder Laser comes with LightBurn included in the cost. So please double check with your sales rep to ensure that you are getting LightBurn.

Exceptional Support and Training

We pride ourselves on having the best support in the industry. We are quick to respond with the exact information you will need. Our technicians have years of experience troubleshooting laser machines so you are in the best hands. Be sure to use the resources that we have available for you.

Budget Considerations

Determine your budget, including any additional accessories or features you may need. Thunder Laser offers a range of machines to suit different budgets. Find the right balance between features and cost for your specific requirements. Buy the machine that will elevate your business to the next level. Buy the machine that you have space for. Like we said earlier, you want to buy a machine that you can grow into instead of a machine that you will grow out of. The saying goes… “buy once, cry once”.

Reviews and Testimonials

Learn from others who have experienced Thunder Laser machines. Check out reviews and testimonials to gain insights into real-world performance and reliability. Make an informed decision based on the experiences of the Thunder Laser community.

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