Just my thought of the morning. A while back, I joined one of the Facebook laser cutter groups, for some perspective from outside the Glowforge bubble. This is my first laser, so I’m interested in people’s experiences both with K40-style machines as well as the ones that are way out of my league.
A surprising number of posts are along these lines…
And even more interesting to me are the comments, almost all of which are some variation on “that happened to me too” or “of course it started on fire, everybody knows you have to replace the wiring it comes with”.
Don’t get me wrong, I think there’s a place for being able to get a hobbyist machine at a hobbyist price, knowing you’ll have to put more work in to keep it running well. But I’m rather happy that I didn’t have to think too much about whether it was safe to plug mine into the wall without replacing the power cord and internal wiring, or risk burning the house down.