So I need another high tech toy. Since I am getting proficient enough at CAD to get things done with cool tools, I am kinda sorta thinking about buying a laser engraver/cutter. Several people have talked about using them. Cliff I know uses one. Bob C has talked with me about laser cutting the Carter Bro Coaches and led me to the file for them. Al P has mentioned he uses one to engrave lines for simulating tongue and groove. Plus I could make the argument that I can use it for my wood working as well. But I do have a question.
I know zero about them. I would for sure want one that would engrave and cut wood. That would be its primary use. But I know they cut styrene and acrylic with them but are they they same machines? Or will one for wood not work on plastic? Also with one for wood, do they cut or engrave any sorts of metals?
I’ll google this of course but I would love to hear peoples experience with them. Mind you I am not talking a big one. I have no room for a big one. It would have to be a hobby size one.