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Laguna PL 12|20 Portable Laser

Item #
58878
Rating:
86% of 100

Engrave wood, acrylic, glass, marble, granite and more with the Laguna PL 12|20 Laser. The machine has a 12'' x 20'' working envelope that accommodates a wide variety of small projects, signs, models, glassware and more, and the removable floor lets you lase items that are too large to fit inside the machine. The body of the Laguna is made from solid steel, guaranteeing stability and precision at any speed. In fact, almost every component is made from metal, ensuring a long working life. The Laguna features separate terminals for high and low voltage. The high voltage connects the CO2 tube to the laser while the low voltage connects to the controller and circuit board. This eliminates disturbances in the laser path, as well as providing longer life. Package includes a water chiller, air compressor and an exhaust fan for easy venting to the outdoors.


Features:

  • Water chiller, air compressor and exhaust fan are included
  • True 20'' x 12'' working envelope inside the laser
  • Removable floor allows you to engrave objects that don't fit inside the machine
  • USB port for convenient connection to your computer
  • All cables are UL certified
  • Requires a computer with Windows OS; not compatible with Mac
  • There is an additional $99.00 shipping charge for this item.
  • Ships directly from the manufacturer.
  • Estimated Delivery time: 1-2 weeks.
(1) Laguna PL 12|20 Portable Laser
(1) CW-3000 Water Chiller
(1) Air compressor with attachments
(1) Exhaust fan with two collapsible exhaust ducts
(1) RDWorks 8.0 software package
More Information
Brand Laguna
Manufacturer Part Number MLC122040
Weight 230.0000
Tech Spec
  • Work Envelope: 12'' x 20''
  • Power Requirements: 110V, 60Hz
  • Laser: 40 watt, 700mm
  • Laser Type: CO2 Sealed Laser Tube, 10.6μm
  • Cooling Type: Water Cooling
  • Engraving Speed: 0-60000mm/min
  • Cutting Speed: 0-40000mm/min
  • Laser Output Control: (0-100% Set by Software)
  • Min. Engraving Size: 1.0mm*1.0mm
  • Highest Scanning Precision: 4000DPI
  • Locating Precision: ≤+0.01mm
  • Controlling Software: DSP Control System
  • Graphic Format Supported:DST PLT BMP DXF DWG AI LAS, etc.
  • Color Separation: Yes
  • Drive System: High-precision 3-phase Stepper Motor
  • Auxiliary Equipments: Exhaust Fan and Air Exhaust Pipe
  • Power Supply: AC110V/220V+10%,50HZ/60HZ
  • Working Environment: Temperature: 32º – 104 º F , Humidity 5-95%
Technical Documents
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Very pleased I bought this instead of some Chinese unit.
Once installed properly, the PM 1220 is very detailed and accurate with extremely high resolution. I am very pleased. RDWorks is easy to learn and easy to use to get the most out of your engraver.
November 22, 2018
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The removable bottom was missing as well as a length of exhaust hose, still waiting. Other wise the machine works real well. The machine manual is written pretty well but the RD works manual can be pretty confusing, obviously not written by someone that knows English.
May 5, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Laguna laser
So far so good. Packaging was good. The safety switch came loose in shipping so had to reconnect that. Screws were missing out of the unit where the hose connects in the back. After getting all set up seems to work fine.
March 30, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
To use in my shop.
David S on Mar 1, 2019
To use in my shop.
David S on Mar 1, 2019
How often does the laser need to be replaced?
Rick C on Sep 7, 2018
One video showed laser etching a glass. Without a rotary axis, how is this possible (keep roll drop off within specific amount, etc.)?
Gary G on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Laguna makes a rotary accessory. They call it a 4th axis rotary accessory. I believe the price is $795.
Can you tell me the dimensions of the main unit and if it’s noisy?
Kevin R on Dec 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The main unit is 40" in width and 30" in length and 9" in height with the lid closed. With the lid open it is 27.5" in height.

It is not noisy, the sound of the included exhaust fan and chiller (water cooler) are the loudest components at about 6-65 dB. The machine itself is rated at 55 dB.
Is there a rotary attachment for it?
James S on Jan 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Since the time of the above announcement, they have developed and do offer a rotary attachment for all of their laser machines.
has any one ingraved pens and pencels on this machine?
shorty on Jan 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have engraver the handles of wooden spoons, which are the same size as 7mm pens.
What type of materials will this cut?
John G on Dec 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Laguna PL1220 can cut any materials that are not reflective and are not forbidden because of harmful fume emissions - one being poly-carbonate.

The depth of cut is dependent on the number of passes and the clearance. With the bottom in, it can allow a maximum work piece thickness of 3/4". With the bottom removed that thickness is infinite.

The single pass cut limits are in between 1/8" and 1/2" inch for most materials. For example, acrylic we have tested up to 1/4" with no problems. It can cut any wood veneers and most woods up to 3/8" in thickness.

Keep in mind that C02 lasers cannot cut metal materials, but can engrave metals with surface finished like anodized aluminum. It can also engrave many unusual materials like marble and granite.

I hope this helps, we are working hard to produce tutorial videos and documentation on this.
Can the CW-3000 Water Chiller be filled with an antifreeze instead of distilled water?
Richard T on May 17, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, we do not have any experience with anti freeze, not sure at this point
Where can you buy a rotary attachment for the Laguna PL 12/20 laser?
Michael M on Apr 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Laguna is in process of testing a rotary attachment kit which will provide a "Riser box" to contain the Rotary device. We expect it on market in next 2-4 months
What settings should be used to engrave anodized Aluminum?
Cameron H on Mar 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It is best to do a matrix on the material of different speeds with the same power, and then a constant speed, with different power settings. This will help you dial in the best combination of speed and power for your material.
can you swap out lhe 40w tube and install a 100 w tube?
David S on Feb 25, 2019
BEST ANSWER: This laser is not designed for a laser tube of that power.
Will this machine support Corel Draw files?
Justin M on Jan 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The software that drives the machine is RDWorks, which is included free with the machine. Since it is basically a driver, you should have some front-end drawing package. Corel Draw will work, but so will many other packages including AutoCAD. I use Inkscape, which is a strong graphics package that is free.
Can I cut thin metal? If so how thick.
Steve L on Nov 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No, co2 lasers can't cut metal. It takes a lot more power to cut metal.
Will this laser engrave text and graphic logos on steel or other metals?
Joseph B on Sep 26, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Joseph B -- I think the answer to your question might be found above in the info offered by Benjamin H, Laguna Tools Expert on Dec 20, 2017.

Laguna Tools guy wrote: "Keep in mind that C02 lasers cannot cut metal materials, but can engrave metals with surface finished like anodized aluminum. It can also engrave many unusual materials like marble and granite." Hope this helps.
Is this a 1 2 3 or 4 class laser tube and how much is a replacement tube? Thank You
martin n on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: price is $400 for tube, but can change any time
class is: 2A