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7W Solid State Laser Kit for CNC Sharks

Chuck this laser into your CNC router just as you would a router bit—creates detailed engravings and cuts thin materials.

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Next Wave Automation's 7-Watt Solid State Laser Module boasts enough power to engrave wood, leather, and acrylics, as well as the ability to cut thin materials like balsa, basswood, foam, paper and fabric. It allows CNC owners to lase incredibly detailed photographic engravings, images and lettering, without the additional investment of a standalone benchtop laser. The Solid State Laser module is fully compatible with all Shark HD4 and Piranha CNC machines. All necessary components are included, and the module is easily mounted by simply chucking it into your 1/4'' router collet, just like installing a router bit. There is no need to remove the router to convert your CNC to a laser.


  • High power 5A current source
  • Generates true raster images at 1000 levels of gray
  • Integrated fan keeps the laser cool for longer life
  • Soft start helps protect the diode
  • True PWM control for smoother gray scale images
  • Digitally isolated control input
  • LED status lights for input, laser enabled and laser on
  • ESD protection
  • Thermal shutdown control
  • Over burn compensation control
  • Laser test functionality for easy and accurate laser positioning

Additional features for enhanced safety:

  • Keyed switch enables the laser
  • Safety goggles included for 445nm lasers
  • Multiple safety interlocks
  • Power fault protection prevents the beam from activating after a power failure
  • LED indicators indicate different states, including armed and laser active
  • Precision laser trimmed regulators provide constant current to the laser
(1) 7W Solid State Laser Kit for CNC Sharks
More Information
Brand Next Wave
Manufacturer Part Number 20123
Weight 3.1500
Tech Spec
  • Laser Wattage: 7W
Discountable No
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Have not got it to work need help with creating laser tool instructions provided won’t work for me
October 29, 2019
4 months ago
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Already have the shark hd4
William T on Mar 25, 2019
Already have the shark hd4
William T on Mar 25, 2019
Will this work in the Pirahna FX?
Icekidd on Feb 1, 2019
Has anyone used this to engrave on glass? Also how does it cut 1/8 or 1/4 inch plywood
Jake C on Oct 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I haven’t done either one. Sorry that I couldn’t help.
Will this work on the full range of the hd4?
John M on May 29, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have an HD4 Extended bed and it works grate. I was using it last night.
Do you use the VCarve software with the laser too? Or does it come with it's own software?
Jessica W on Dec 18, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes . The Vcarve software works with the laser. When making the original program use the Quick Engraving toolpath. You change the post possessor to laser inch tap to let the machine know it's not using the router.
Will this fit my HD5?
Dennis H on Nov 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes I have used it on my HD5 Extended
Will this unit work with Axiom CNC machines?
Dale G on Jan 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This laser accessory is designed specifically for the CNC Shark. The controller does not interface with other machines. Please refer to the Axiom 4.2W CNC Laser Kit Item #50378.
Will this unit work with Axiom CNC machines?
Dale G on Jan 15, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This laser accessory is designed for use with the CNC Shark system. I will not work with other systems.
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