I'm brand-new to this laser thing.
I'm hoping to have a few questions answered before I continue dreaming of getting my first laser.
First, I'm thinking of buying either a JCut 1290 or 6090 with a 100W tube.
It's absolutely imperative that I be able to cleanly cut 1mm and 3mm white High-Impact Polystyrene (HIPS). Hopefully up to 6mm (1/4")
Will this be even possible with either of those machines with that power?
Second, I live in Minnesota and the machine will be put in my garage, which, right now, is un-insulated and un-heated. Is there a way of preventing the water for cooling from freezing (anti-freeze, etc.?), or should I purchase in the spring and insulate and heat my garage with the profits from cutting?
I have no doubt that my product and market will allow me to treat my garage after a relatively short time.
Lastly, what would you recommend for a chiller for these machines if the cheap Chinese chillers aren't up to snuff?
Thanks in advance!
I look forward to any answers or advice you might be able to give.