2020 Buyer's Guide to Laser Cutting Machine
Do you have an idea to DIY or buy an affordable laser cutting machine? Check out the 2020 new laser cutter buyer's guide as follows, we'll offer you the best laser cutting machines of 2020 with expert customer service to fit your requirements.
What is A Laser Cutting Machine?
Laser cutting machine is a laser equipment with CNC (Computer Numerical Control) system, which adopts CO2 laser or FIBER laser beam to cut metals (steel, copper, brass, aluminum, gold, silver, alloy, iron), acrylic, rubber, wood, plastic, leather, paper, foam, textile, fabric into 2D/3D shapes. Laser cutting machines are wide used in industrial manufacturing, school education, small business, home business, small shop, home shop, hobbyist, craftsman.
Laser cutting machine is equipped with machine frame, laser generator, laser power supply, reflector path, laser cutting head, control panel, water chiller and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) system.
Laser cutting machine is also called as laser cutter, laser cutter machine, laser cutting system, laser cutting equipment, laser cutting table, laser cut machine, laser cutting tool.
The laser emitted by the laser generator is focused by the optical path system into a laser beam of high power density. The laser beam is irradiated onto the surface of the workpiece to bring the workpiece to a melting point or boiling point, while the high-pressure gas coaxial with the beam blows away the molten or vaporized material. As the laser beam moves relative to the workpiece, the material is slit finally, thereby achieving the purpose of cutting. Different laser powers can different workpieces with different thickness. Generally speaking, higher laser power for thicker workpiece. You should make the appropriate choice according to your requirements.
Laser Cutter Types
1. Laser cutting machines are divided into laser metal cutting machines (metal laser cutters), laser wood cutting machines (wood laser cutters), laser fabric cutting machines (fabric laser cutters), laser leather cutting machines (leather laser cutters), laser paper cutting machines (paper laser cutters), laser acrylic cutting machines (acrylic laser cutters), laser plastic cutting machines (plastic laser cutters), laser foam cutting machines (foam laser cutters) according to laser cutting materials.
2. Laser cutting equipments are divided into fiber laser cutting machines (fiber laser cutters), CO2 laser cutting machines (CO2 laser cutters) according to laser source.
3. Laser cutting systems are divided into handheld laser cutting system, mini/small laser cutting system, portable laser cutting system, tabletop/desktop laser cutting system, large format laser cutting equipment, 2x3 laser cutting table, 2x4 laser cutting table, 4x4 laser cutting table, 4x8 laser cutting table, 5x10 laser cutting table according to table sizes.
4. Laser cutter machines are divided into home laser cutters, hobby laser cutters, industrial laser cutting machines according to laser cutting applications.
|Laser Types||Fiber Laser, CO2 Laser|
|Laser Powers||80W, 100W, 130W, 150W, 180W, 300W, 500W, 750W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W, 3000W, 4000W, 6000W, 8000W, 10000W, 12000W|
|Table Sizes||2' x 3', 2' x 4', 4' x 4', 4' x 8', 5' x 10'|
|Cutting Materials||Metals (Steel, Copper, Aluminum, Gold, Silver, Alloy, Iron, Brass), Wood, MDF, Plywood, Acrylic, Rubber, Plastic, Leather, Paper, Foam, Fabric, Textile.|
|Applications||Industrial Manufacturing, School Education, Small Businesses, Home Business, Small Shop, Home Shop, Hobbyists.|
|Price Range||$2,500.00 - $300,000.00|
Laser Cutting Applications
Laser cutting system is widely used in Medical Technology, Fablabs/Education, Architectural Models, Smartphones and Laptops, Awards/Trophies, Rubber Stamps Industry, Packaging Design, Signs/Displays Industry, Giveaways, Electronics Industry, Automotive Industry, Signage, Mechanical engineering, Ball bearing, Jewelry Industry, Barcodes serial numbers, Watches, Machining Industry, Dataplates Industry.
Fiber laser cutting systems are mainly used for cutting metal materials (sheet metals, metal tube, 3D curved metals and irregular metals) of carbon steel, stainless steel, aluminum, copper, gold, silver, alloy, iron, brass, etc.
CO2 laser cutting systems are mainly used for cutting thin metal and non-metal materials of wood, acrylic, plastic, leather, fabric, paper, rubber, foam, textile, etc.
Laser Cutting Benefits
Laser cutting replaces traditional mechanical knives with invisible laser beams. Laser cutting has high precision, high speed, high quality, it is not limited to cutting pattern restrictions, saves materials by automatic typesetting, smooth cuts, and low processing cost. It will gradually improve or replace traditional cutting process equipment. The mechanical part of the laser cutter head has no contact with the workpiece, and it will not scratch the surface of the workpiece during operation. The laser cutting speed is fast, the slit is smooth and flat, generally no subsequent processing is required. Laser cutting heat affected zone is small, the sheet deformation is small. The slit has no mechanical stress, no shear burr. Laser cutting has high processing precision, good repeatability, does not damage the surface of the material. Laser cutting adopts CNC programming, which can process any plan, and cut the whole workpiece with a large format, no need to open the mold, economic and time-saving.
The laser cutter cost is composed of the following items:
1. Laser machine parts.
2. Laser cutting software.
3. Shipping costs.
4. Tax rates.
5. Customs clearance.
6. Service and technical support.
A fiber laser cutting machine cost is from $8,800.00 to 260,000.00.
A CO2 laser cutting machine cost is from $2,600.00 to 68,800.00.
As a guaranteed laser cutting system manufacturer and supplier, STYLECNC provides all kinds of best laser cutters for sale to fit your business.
Laser cutting machines from STYLECNC are equipped with genuine laser cutting software, laser cutting system and the best laser machine parts.
STYLECNC offers cost price for your laser cutting plans without any intermediate. You will get the best laser machine at an affordable price from us.
STYLECNC also offers smart 2D/3D laser cutting solutions, 24/7 one-to-one free laser cutting service and support, which is available free.
Nonmetal Laser Cutting Machines
$3500.00 - $4500.00
100W CO2 laser wood cutting machine is used to cut wood (hardwood, softwood, solid wood, plywood, MDF) for arts, crafts, gifts, logos, letters, signs. Now the affordable wood laser cutter for sale at the best price, free laser cutting wood service and support.
$3000.00 - $11600.00
The best CO2 laser cutter is suitable for small business with engraving and cutting of acrylic, wood, rubber, plastic, glass, leather, etc. Now the best laser cutter for small business on sale at an affordable price.
$2600.00 - $3600.00
CO2 hobby laser cutter engraving machine is designed for hobbyists, small business, small shop, home business and home shop. Now the best hobby laser cutter, hobby laser engraving machine for sale at an affordable price.
$3800.00 - $6500.00
Dual head CO2 laser cutter has double table, blade table and honey comb table, which is mainly used for home shop and home business, now the best CO2 laser cutter for sale at an affordable price.
$4800.00 - $6000.00
CNC laser cutter with CCD camera visual recognition system, which can automatically recognize the contour pattern of fabric, leather, textile, garment for accurate cutting.
$3000.00 - $5500.00
Acrylic laser cutting machine is available for cutting clear and colored acrylic sheets (plastic glass, lucite, plexiglass) into letters, numbers, signs, logos, patterns, arts and crafts. Now the best acrylic laser cutter for sale at an affordable price.
$8000.00 - $9000.00
Industrial fabric laser cutting machine with large format, auto feeding and rolling system, which is used for cutting fabric, textile, cloth, leather and garment in industrial production, now the best industrial fabric laser cutter for sale at an affordable price.
$6500.00 - $12500.00
Laser garment cutting machine with CCD camera and conveyor system (automatic feeding system, conveyor belt), which is designed for garment, apparel, clothing, fabric and textile.
$9000.00 - $12000.00
Four heads laser textile cutting machine is equipped with auto feeding system and open stainless meshed worktable, which is suitable for industrial production of textile cutting, fabric cutting, clothing cutting, leather cutting, etc. The textile laser cutting machine is also used to cut car pillow, cushion, mat, car/automobile/automotive seat cover, steering wheel cover, dash board cover, automotive sunshade, leather seat cover and other car interior products.
$5400.00 - $7000.00
STJ1325 large format leather laser cutting machine can engrave and cut full grain leather, top grain leather, corrected grain leather, embossed grain leather, split suede leather, nubuck sueded grain leather, reconstituted, bonded or fibre leather for upholstery, garment, shoe or saddlery. Now the best large format leather laser cutter for sale at an affordable price.
Metal Laser Cutting Machines
$60500.00 - $123500.00
Fiber laser cutting machine is used for cutting metals including steel, aluminum, titanium, alloy, brass, copper, iron with different laser powers (500W, 750W, 1000W, 1500W, 2000W, 3000W, 4000W, 6000W, 8000W). Now the affordable fiber laser cutter for sale at a low price, with the best fiber laser cutting system service and support.
$24000.00 - $51000.00
Stainless Steel Laser Cutting Machine with 500 watts fiber laser is designed for cutting thin metals less than 2mm aluminum, 3mm stainless steel, 4mm carbon steel and copper, brass, etc, now the stainless steel laser cutting machine for sale with affordable price.
$27500.00 - $48000.00
Affordable Metal Laser Cutter with fiber laser source is the best cutting tool for thin sheet metal cutting such as stainless steel, aluminum alloy, galvanized iron, silicon steel. Now the affordable metal laser cutter for sale with best offer.
$58800.00 - $88800.00
STJ2060F laser tube cutting machine with fiber laser source can cut lines and holes on square/round/rectangular/oval metal tubes and pipes, now the best fiber laser tube cutting machine for sale at an affordable laser tube cutter price.
$31500.00 - $42500.00
Portable fiber laser metal cutting machine ST-FC6040 is used for metal cutting of steel, titanium, aluminum and copper with 600mm X 400mm table size. The portable fiber laser cutting machine is very suitable for jewelry industry. Now the portable fiber laser cutter for sale with affordable price.
$32300.00 - $49300.00
ST-FC1390 high precision small metal laser cutter adopts fully enclosed design, environmental friendly in all kinds of metal cutting, especially in small business of metal signs, metal tags, metal logos, metal letters and metal jewelry, now the small metal laser cutter for sale at an affordable price.
$53500.00 - $115000.00
1000W/2000W/3000W Fiber Laser Cutter is used for cutting Metal Signs, Metal Signage, Metal Letters, Kitchen Ware, Metal Logos, Sheet Metal Processing, Metal Components and Parts, etc.
$56000.00 - $86000.00
1000 watts fiber laser metal pipe/tube cutting machine ST-FC3015LR can cut metal pipes, metal tubes and sheet metal, metal tube cutting and metal sheet cutting all in one. Now the fiber laser metal cutting machine for sale with best price.
$65000.00 - $80000.00
3D robotic laser cutting machine with fiber laser source is equipped with industrial robot from ABB for flexible 3D dynamic metal cutting of multi-dimensional and multi-angle. The 3D metal laser cutter with robotic arm is widely used in 3D curved metal parts, metal tubes, auto parts, kitchenware, electronic components. Now the best 3D laser cutting machine for sale with affordable price.
Mixed Laser Cutting Machines
$25500.00 - $35500.00
STYLECNC® laser metal cutting machine combined with non-metal cutting is more stable than CO2 mixed laser cutter, it has more functions than single fiber laser cutting machine.
$8800.00 - $15500.00
Metal and nonmetal laser cutting machine 300W is a new design laser machine for cutting thin metal and non metal materials, such as stainless steel, alloy, acrylic, MDF, wood, etc.
$8400.00 - $15200.00
STJ1610M mixed metal and nonmetal laser cutting machine adopts CO2 sealed laser tube, which can cut nonmetal and metal materials of 0.5mm - 2mm.
$10000.00 - $20000.00
STJ1390M CO2 laser cutter with 280W Yongli combined beam laser tube, which can cut up to 3mm stainless steel, 4mm carbon steel, 30mm acrylic, 25mm wood, etc.
$8800.00 - $16000.00
CNC metal cutter with mixed laser cutting head can up and down according to the metal and nonmetal materials surface, which is one mixed metal and nonmetal laser cutter.
$8000.00 - $16500.00
Mixed laser cutting system is designed for cutting thick nonmetal materials and thin metal materials, such as acrylic, MDF, die board, 2mm stainless steel with perfect cutting effect and high cutting speed.
$14800.00 - $17100.00
Multi-function 4x8ft laser cutter/laser engraver is used for engraving and cutting metal and nonmetal materials, such as stainless steel, galvanized sheet, acrylic, MDF, solid wood, die board, etc. Now the multi-function 4x8ft laser cutter/laser engraver for sale with affordable price.
Laser Cutting Videos
Jan 04, 2020
Looking for a CO2 laser cutter for cutting 3D puzzles of wood, foam, acrylic or plastic? Check out the 2020 best laser cutting 3D puzzle of CO2 laser cutter. The CO2 laser cutting machine can cut itself with smooth edge, high speed and high quality.
Feb 22, 2017
Laser wood cutting machine for wood crafts cutting with CO2 laser source, the laser wood cutting machine is used for cutting wood crafts, arts, gifts and signs.
Mar 16, 2018
130 Watt laser cutter, the highest wattage can reach 150 Watt which can cut 15mm die board with high speed and good effect. The laser cutter can also cut 20mm acrylic, 13mm MDF and 12mm paper board.
Dec 13, 2018
This is a testing video of Multi-heads CO2 laser cutter with four heads, which is used to cut Plywood, MDF, Acrylic, Paper, Wood and most of non-metal works, four heads can cut four wood board at the same time.
Apr 19, 2019
5 axis laser cutting machine with 3d robotic arm is a kind of 3d laser cutting machine with Japan FANUC laser cutting robot for 3D curved cutting of metal parts, metal tubes, auto parts, kitchenware and electronic components.
Dec 18, 2018
Fiber laser tube cutter adopts 500W, 1000W, 2000W or 3000W fiber laser source for cutting metal tubes and sheet metals with different thickness.
Aug 24, 2018
This video will show you what is a fiber laser cutting machine? how does a fiber laser cutting machine for metal works? how to find and buy an affordable fiber laser cutting machine for metal sheet/plate or metal pipe/tube?
Nov 27, 2018
This is a video of 500W fiber laser cutting machine for 1mm stainless steel cutting, the fiber laser cutter has different laser power supply to meet you needs of sheet metal cutting.
Dec 23, 2019
Do you want to make a few DIY'd Christmas-themed ornaments with a laser engraver or laser cutter, check out the video of laser engraving and cutting 3D acrylic Christmas tree as a Christmas decoration of 2019.
Laser Cutting Projects
Jan 13, 2020
Looking for free 3D laser cutter files or 3D laser cutter templates for your laser cutting projects? Check out and free download the 3D laser cut designs, 3D laser cutting files and 3D laser cutting templates with vector file types including SVG, DXF, CDR, DWG to diy 3D puzzles of wood or acrylic.
Dec 27, 2019
Acrylic laser cutting machine is used for all kinds of acrylic projects such as crafts, gifts, arts, signs, logos, letters, and other acrylic products.
Dec 27, 2019
Laser wood cutting machine is used for cutting and engraving wood arts, wood crafts, wood gifts, wood boxes, wood signs, wood logos, etc.
Dec 12, 2019
You will find some leather laser cutting machine samples by CO2 laser cutter from STYLECNC, which will be a good reference to buy a CO2 laser cutter for leather.
Dec 16, 2019
You will find some Chinese culture paper cutting crafts by paper laser cutter from STYLECNC, which will be a good reference to buy a CO2 laser cutter.
Dec 10, 2019
You will find some clothes and fabric laser cutting machine samples by CO2 laser cutter from STYLECNC, which will be your reference to buy a good CO2 laser cutter for fabric.
Jan 07, 2020
Here are some 3/4 SCH 40 pipe cutting projects by 1000 Watts fiber laser cutting machine from STYLECNC, which can be used for reference to buy fiber laser cutting machines.
Jan 07, 2020
Laser tube cutter adopts 500W, 1000W, 2000W or 3000W fiber laser source to cut lines and holes on square/round/rectangular/oval metal tubes and pipes.
Jan 07, 2020
Metal laser cutter with fiber laser source for colored stainless steel cutting as metal crafts and metal arts, you can get most helpful ideas from these projects to find the best laser cutters for metal.
Laser Cutting Stories
Jun 21, 2019When you want to buy an affordable laser engraver/laser cutter, you should know what is a laser engraver/laser cutter? what is a laser engraver/laser cutter used for? how does a laser engraver/laser cutter work? how much does a laser engraver/laser cutter cost? how to buy an affordable laser engraver/laser cutter within your budget?
- Maximilian from AustraliaPosted on Dec 25, 2019
I got this for a Xmas gift. I finally got to sit down and mess with it and did practice initials I’m so excited to see what all this can do! I’m going to have to play with it to figure out the power it has but excited to learn. I was working on a test piece in less than a half hour. I added a picture of my first project that I had completed only having the laser cutter for a day. Easy instructions and everything want smooth.
- Kamogelo from South AfricaPosted on Dec 17, 2019
We've been using it for about 2 months for metal jewelry. With it's built-in software, safety features, and great support service, it's truly the best metal laser cutter for the crafter or small business. The unit was shipped very promptly and was well packaged.
- Teague from United KingdomPosted on Nov 17, 2019
The portable laser cutter works great. I use it to make jewelry and cut sheet metals. Can get very detailed as long as you make sure the laser cut file is right.
- Harry from CanadaPosted on Oct 27, 2019
The fiber laser machine has performed better than expected. I have been cutting metal tags and signs, and it has done a very good job. The software is adequate but could be better. Delivery was sooner than expected, and setup was no problem thanks to some help videos from the nice supplier. It's a good business machine.
- Alfie from United KingdomPosted on Oct 26, 2019
I'm an avid crafter and work with computers, so I didn't have any issues acclimating to the software. You have to get a feel for the configuration settings, but that varies by the media you are cutting upon and takes some minor trial and error. I bought a MDF board and played until I got the settings the way I wanted. I had a few newbie questions of the vendor and I found the email response was FANTASTIC and vendor was definitely committed toward me getting the most of this laser machine and went above and beyond to ensure my satisfaction. If you're looking for a laser cutter to get a feel for this type of craft, I can HIGHLY recommend this cutter. Happy "cutting" :)
- GEORGE from CanadaPosted on Oct 16, 2019
I like the way this laser wood cutter works... powered by my laptop, it cuts patterns for products produced in my woodcrafts shop. It is a bit on the slow side but, for the money, it can't be beat. Because of the speed, it would not be a good mass production machine but, for limited-edition items kin my shop, the price was right and it does the job very well. I have a lot of experience installing and operating peripheral equipment on my system... that experience and my ability to intuit the "how to" from the video provided with the machine got me through.
- Jasper from AustraliaPosted on Aug 18, 2019
Hi guys, i am looking to buy a 300w laser cutter soon,
it needs to be full size to fit 1200x2400mm sheets.
I mainly cut plywood up to 25mm, acrylic up to 20, and want to be able to cut steel up to 2mm.
I am based in Australia, can you get me a door to door cost including freight and import duties.
Please give me a rough cost of how much it will cost to but, and also freight.
- HARLEY from United KingdomPosted on Jul 24, 2019
First cooperation with STYLECNC, the contract price is over $10,000, I have to go to China to inspect the factory, everything goes as I expect it to. Large-scale factory, professional team for manufacturing, inspect, service and technical support. I tested on a 1000 watts fiber laser cutter for SS cutting, high speed with smooth edge. I have to say, I got the best metal cutting solutions from STYLECNC.
- Bakker from NetherlandsPosted on Jul 08, 2019
A cheap laser cutter for home use, it's easy to operate, I have used it to cut some wood crafts for testing the laser machine, and got the perfect ending.
- BERTHOLD from GermanyPosted on Jun 29, 2019
An affordable wood laser cutter for my woodcraft shop, I installed the software, connected it to the laptop, plugged everything in, and I was ready to go in 25 minutes. It works as advertised - a nice wood laser cutter that every woodworker I show it to wants for themselves. It cut down the labor costs with high speed and high quality.