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Say "No" to Affiliate Marketing, Slow Engraving, Monthly Fees and Cloud Software
No affiliates for us means more value for you!

At Thunder Laser, we don’t believe in affiliate marketing. These programs cost most regular users money, because prices must be inflated to account for the cost. Unless you are an “influencer,” these programs surely cost you money. Often, prices can be inflated by up to FIFTY PERCENT! Think about it, if the company pays you $500 every time you “refer” someone, how much of that is built into the price of the machine?

No monthly fees and cloud-based software with designs you don't own!

Our machines use LightBurn software, which is not cloud based. One of Glowforge’s largest revenue drivers is their cloud-based Premium software subscription. On that note, did you know the designs you upload to the Glowforge cloud aren’t owned by you? Check it out, right here in the Terms and Conditions:

No cheap plastic here! Our machines are built to last.

Our machines are well-made the first time. Refurbing and reshipping these machines a second time stateside is expensive and costs you money.

We have US-based support. And it is FAST.

Just look at our reviews if you don’t believe us. We respond within minutes, often on weekends and holidays. It is our top priority to keep you up and running. Typically, Glowforge takes 24+ hours to respond to an email ticket. If you have to send a half dozen messages, how long is your machine down for?

Get the most out of your money.

Lasers come in all types and forms. With price ranges from $500 to $100k+, it can be hard to choose. Oftentimes, your budget determines how much machine you can purchase. And the more you spend, the better the machine.

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.

Glowforge 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

Glowforge Pro

Thunder Bolt

Nova24 

Nova 35

Notes

Price

$6,995

$5,495

$7,400

$9,900

 

Shipping

Est $500

Included

Included

Included

 

Speed

Not Posted (SLOW)

1000mm/s

1000mm/s

1000mm/s

Thunder is 3-4x faster than Glowforge

Work Area

19” x 11”

20” x 12”

24” x 16”

35” x 24”

 

Build Quality

Hobbyist Grade

Industrial Grade

Industrial Grade

Industrial Grade

 

Laser Tube

45w Glass

30w RF

60w Glass

 80w Glass

30w RF has cutting capacity of 60w Glass

Chilling Method

N/A

Air Cooled RF

CW5000 Water Chiller

CW5000 Water Chiller

Glass tubes need chilled water to extend life

Camera

Built In

Built In

Optional

Optional

 

Heat Alarm

No 

Yes

Yes 

Yes

Safety Feature for Fire Hazard

Red Dot

No 

Yes

Yes 

Yes

For locating the laser beam

Passthrough

No 

No 

Yes 

Yes

 

Rotary Capable

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Motorized Table

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Max Object Height

2”

4.3”

6.1”

9”

 

Dual Stage Air

No

No

Yes

Yes

Different Air Volumes for Cut vs Engrave

Warranty

One Year

Two Years

Two Years

Two Years

 

1000+ Five-Star Reviews

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

Our Bolt desktop laser machine combines a compact design with super high-quality parts.

Our Nova series laser cutter offers higher wattage and larger work areas.

Ready to speak to one of our Experts?

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.

Questions? Comments? Curious about our laser system technology? Schedule a call today. We actually answer our phones.