5.5 Watt Laser
Can I cut 4mm of soft wood with this laser? Why are the EleksMaker Laser so much more expensive then other brands?
@HuS It depends on the wood but 4mm is possible. In my opinion you will need air assist and a Z-axis as the depth of focus is insufficient. I can't speak to the cost but my experience of EleksMaker laser modules is they last much longer and have actual optical output very close to their rating, most cheaper lasers are no where near what they claim and don't last long.
If you really want to cut 4mm wood rather than engraving, look at a CO2 laser. The diode lasers are better for grey scale engraving but limited for cutting.