Last weekend I started a little project cutting some arts and crafts (1920’s) style address numbers for my house, the test numbers came out fine but when I started cutting a slightly larger set my laser just stopped cutting.
I found some obvious electrical burn marks on what looks like the high-voltage transformer on the laser tube power supply.
So, until I can replace the part or get a new power supply, I'm out of business with the laser. If you have any comments or ideas about fixing it, feel free to email or post them.
I’m still not sure if the root cause is a genuinely faulty part, or the power supply isn’t designed for continuous high-power use, or it’s just cheap in general.
I do have a small backlog of projects that I’ll be posting, but I'll have to stop making the parts for the Jansen walker that I get orders for every now and then.