A friend of mine in Pittsburgh (KS) is very close to purchasing a laser for their family business and has been in conversation with a rep from JNLNK about their LXJ1390-90w, which is Luigi, right? They are primarily going to be using it for engraving coated metal for plaques and trophy placards and what not…it’s probably not going to get too many extensive, long run-time type jobs thrown at it.
At any rate, they’re about to pull the trigger and my friend has a few questions about options that I told him I’d throw out on the forum to see if I could get some input on.
1.) There is an optional water chiller for better cooling, a $340 option. Does Luigi have this and/or is it worth it if it (probably) won’t be doing any high duty cycle, long operations?
2.) Extra set of mirrors and focus lens for $80…worth it or is this an unlikely consumable to need replaced?
3.) 90w vs. 100w? I can’t remember what he said the price difference is, but is there any practical benefit to be gained from the more powerful laser? They may expand beyond the engraving to do other things down the road…if so, is there any capabilities the 100w would enable that the 90w wouldn’t do (this seems unlikely to me but I’m just a novice user).
4.) How was the shipping and assembly experience with Luigi (I wasn’t a member yet when it was installed)? Was there anything unforeseen or unexpected that needed to be done in order to get the laser up and running?
Ok, that’s all I can think of that he was asking about–thanks in advance for any insight you guys can provide.