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    Default Re: Glowforge, Too good to be true?

    I don't know where you are in the UK or how close you'd be to this distributor -- but I'd contact and interview all of them. You have to feel comfortable with your purchase...getting to know the distributors is a good first step.

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    Default Re: Glowforge, Too good to be true?

    Hi godfrey,

    Thanks - in fact I've just got off the phone from a call with Epilog's (actually CSI, Epilog's exclusive UK dealer) sales manager for my area, and have received a price list for their range. Booked an open day for next week, so yep, first step is to know your enemy! I've also been in touch with Trotec and Full Spectrum, and a few others, so I think I'm moving in the right direction

    From what I've read, mainly on here but elsewhere too, is that Trotec, Full Spectrum and Epilog are the 'big three' in my price range (and beyond!). Would you say that's a fair reading of things?



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    I would rule out Full Spectrum and add Universal. Read the reviews on Full Spectrum and you will see that they are not a honest company. Can't get them to tell you how long their tubes are that would tell you if it is the wattage you are paying for.



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    Default Re: Glowforge, Too good to be true?

    I've just had a look at Universal, awaiting a price list...

    What do people think about the Taiwanese GCC X252RX ? Going for around $9000 to $11000 depending on wattage.

    TLM (do people know these guys) have said I should even increase my budget to £15,000 for a good machine, yet we have machines at this price

    EX DEMO: PJDT6050 PIRANHA DESKTOP LASER
    Bed Size: 600 x 500 mm
    Power: 100 Watt Upgraded CO2 Laser Tube
    Software: RD Works
    Warranty: 3 Months On-Site (ex. consumables)
    Delivery, Installation, Training (UK mainland)
    £3,250 plus vat

    What's the big difference - quality, power, laser type, setup training and install? All these things, or mainly one of them?

    Thanks for the advice guys, really useful...



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    Default Re: Glowforge, Too good to be true?

    Still buggy on the scanned files... It cut the part out before engraving. On top of that, it also cut on both sides of the cut line, of which it also cut the outside first, then the inside. Even RDworks which the Chinese lasers use knows how to handle the order of operations properly.

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    That's why I posted it

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    Default Re: Glowforge, Too good to be true?

    daniellyall, MikeC8 - are your comments just niggles, maybe fixed on production machines? Otherwise, looks good, right?



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    The scan was way off the lines. Dan just announced that there is still another delay in shipping now it is March and August not sure what year he is talking about. Alot of customers are mad.

    Schedule update - Announcements - Glowforge Owners Forum



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    With the way Dan has handled things so far, I wouldn't count on any features being fixed/changed/added. I asked Dan over a year ago if the software would have the ability to draw circles, rectangles, and basic text. He stated that he did not want to add such basic functionality. Thats what illustrator is for? But at the same time, isn't the idea of the glowforge to cut out the need for outside software? Adam Savage made the same complaint in the tested video.

    And in this new update, Dan said that he knew they wouldnt be able to ship this month in the beginning of November. So he held back that information for a month, he does that a lot. If you want one, wait until they have shipped all of the pre-orders first. Then place your order, if the feedback is solid.

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    timothy_cubed NA I don't like the idea of a laser in a plastic body a stray beam could go through the plastic faster than a sheet metal body, you can get around it with colour. The software not ready before the kickstarter finished, the product not finished.
    People's money going into a product that is not finish a long time after the campaign finished, where is the money going now.

    Lasers are not rocket science they are a simple machine that just need a good controller and safety features.

    they say it will ship x date and again x date it has not yet, they can't get in that much **** for it, if it fails people's money gone, this is one of the reasion kickstarter changed the rules.

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    Glowforge was not a Kickstarter campaign.

    Fwiw, he says they are not spending their customers money yet, but relying on the money from the venture capital investments.

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