There is another thread (linked below) where I said the removable laser head has dubious value to the laser cutter we were promised. @marmak3261 mentioned that it makes cleaning the window easier. I won’t deny that that IS a benefit, I hope I didn’t come across as thinking the removable head has absolutely no value what-so-ever. The ease of cleaning is actually the only benefit that I was able to come up with on my own before making my statement.
The window that the laser passes through is on the bottom of the head. Cleaning that window would mean holding a cloth on our fingertips, reaching under the head, and wiping the window - a bit of a digital contortion act that we will be able to avoid thanks to the removable head. I figure there must be some other benefits that I’m just not seeing, so I’ll reach out to the other members of this forum to help me learn about all of them.
I’ll see if I can come up with a couple more, just to get the ball rolling…
less shipping cost if a head is thought to be not working properly and needs to be returned for service
the head could be used as a visual aid when talking about the removable head