I currently have an older FSLaser unit that is a pain in the rear to use. I cannot tell you how many hours I spent trying to align the laser and the red dot pointer that it has and was never successful. I also have a son that has breathing issues, so after trying to cut acrylic for the first time and finding that no matter what I used for a method of venting (last attempt was 2 fans, one being a dust collector motor, out a dryer vent I added for the purpose) I had to give up and pack up the unit.
I ran across the GlowForge and saw it would solve many of my problems if the software does as it claims. The last part is the venting… I pre-ordered the Basic with the air filtration system, but is this purely a filtration system, or does it do some fume extraction as well? I’m not going to be cutting a ton of acrylic, but I will be doing some, and want to keep the odor down so my son won’t have issues with it.
Really, my order hinges on this… from past experience venting out the window wasn’t enough even when I used aluminum tape to seal the entire chassis of my FSLaser. If I will have similar issues with this, maybe I would be better off cancelling my order and looking at a Fumex fume extractor instead.
Any thoughts/suggestions for me on this? GlowForge claims it can be run in a house, so I made the assumption there were some fume capabilities.
Thanks in advance!