View Full Version : Hand held laser cutter

Robin Hewitt
30-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Comes complete with a shiny laser reflective overcoat...

Hand-operated laser cutting for nuclear decommissioning - YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3YCACZQ72Q)

John S
30-09-2013, 10:08 AM
Why ?
Got to be very expensive and will only be able to do thin stuff, no castings etc
Any reason why a plasma which is far cheaper and more powerful can't be used ?

30-09-2013, 10:38 AM
The only reason I can think of is the laser doesn't need to be that close to what you're cutting compared to a plasma torch.

Robin Hewitt
30-09-2013, 10:39 AM
Bugger there goes another sale, I will never get rich at this rate :suspicion:

I think you will find plasma requires a wire connection, a metal target and close proximity so as a general wrecking tool this does have an advantage...

Concentrate on the toy value :congratulatory:

30-09-2013, 10:57 AM
I like how they put an LED on on the 'gun' to show that the laser is on, just in case you didn't notice.

I think they've been watching too much star trek...

Robin Hewitt
30-09-2013, 11:01 AM
They should put sights on it so you can use it as a fly swatter.

30-09-2013, 11:28 AM
Didn't think much of the wobbly lines they were cutting.....in the films they manage much better straight lines :hysterical:

24-10-2013, 04:53 PM
It might take a lot of practice to get the depth of cut just right? How about a hand-held water-jet?!

I wonder what it's range is - new sniper-gun?

24-10-2013, 05:29 PM
To use the oft quoted phrase "Will it cut ali"?

24-10-2013, 06:05 PM
I wonder what it's range is - new sniper-gun?

The beam will diverge - how much determines the range as after a certain point the intensity will no longer be sufficient to have the desired effect.