Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: Feedback on AP LAZER SN4836 laser machine

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    100

    Feedback on AP LAZER SN4836 laser machine

    Hello

    I'm looking for some feedback on the AP Lazer machines.

    I'm going to buy a new laser system for the monument industry and this machine looks quite good and affordable price for the jobs i do, mainly engraving large headstones and memorial plaques.

    i would be very grateful if some users of AP LAZER could give any feedback on their machines regarding the quality of the engraving, technical support, quality of the materials, etc...

    Thank you

    Miguel
    f.jpg
    Corel Draw x3, PS CS3, PhotoGrav 2.1,CamTech L5...

  2. #2
    Hi Miguel - Did you read the other post this week about the AP Laser? Especially the comment from Keith that it is very slow? There are very few AP users on the forum. You should do a search and see if you can find someone currently using one.

    The post was titled "Open-architecture" lasers.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Portugal
    Posts
    100
    Thank you very much for your help.

    I will read that post.
    Corel Draw x3, PS CS3, PhotoGrav 2.1,CamTech L5...

  4. #4
    I do not know much about AP lazer's machines other than they are made in China.
    However, the laser interface they use: Lasercut 5.3. Its also chinese, outdated
    and very buggy. Read reviews for yourself. I've used it and the errors i got were random
    and often in the middle of a job. if I were a business I would never use Lasercut.
    Last edited by Ron Philman; 09-25-2016 at 5:51 PM.

  5. #5
    I know one young lady who has had nothing but trouble with an AP machine.she purchased it based on the salespersons hype and basically found herself in a real corner when it didn't do pretty much anything she needed it to.

    AP are pretty high up on my "don't touch" list
    Poof! and just like magic the shop keeper dissappeared

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    3,588
    Ican't help with the laser but Lasercut 5.3 I've been running for 2 years and have haven't to much trouble with it.I don't recall seeing a lot of complaints here about it either.
    If the Help and advice you received here was of any VALUE to you PLEASE! Become a Contributor
    Rabbit RL_XX_6040-60 watt Laser engraving/cutting machine
    Lasercut 5.3
    CorelDraw X5

    10" Miter Saw with slide
    10" Table Saw
    8" bench mount 5 speed Drill Press
    Dremel, 3x21 Belt Sander


  7. #7
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ankeny Iowa USA
    Posts
    2,396
    So was it LaserCut or whatever program or was it the machine or computer?
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , Ray Fine 20w Galvo Fiber laser , LightObject 40w CO2. MakerGear M2 3D Printer. Qe60+ Vinyl cutter.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    Hayes, Virginia
    Posts
    12,274
    If you want to engrave monuments the APLaser machines are probably the only game in town based on their design. I can't recommend their lasers because I wasn't happy with the one I purchased, mostly because it was extremely slow when raster engraving. Mine was delivered without any adjustments, for instance the table was one inch lower on one side than the other and the air cone had to be drilled out because it didn't align with the beam. I despised the software and it wasn't possible to change it from metric to imperial. I contacted APLaser's tech support several times but I wasn't able to get the machine to suit my expectations.

    After about three months I traded my APLaser, it had some very cool features but the most important ones that all laser engravers should do well disappointed me. Note that this is why I am not a big fan of Chinese lasers. There are probably owners who are fond of these laser engravers but I'm not in that camp.

    Tong Li has been trying to post in this thread and one other recently. He is the owner of APLaser and it is unfortunate that he can't provide his side of the story here but our Terms of Service prohibit anyone who has a financial interest from participating in threads concerning their company.

  9. #9
    I saw your post and I have an AP Lazer 18x24 and I love it. I have the option of doing large headstones but I am not in the monument business. I have only used it for display purposes at our historic site of Fort Chadbourne in the vistitor center/museum. I have engraved bricks, granite tiles and leather for our fundraising efforts. They have been really good when I have had issues with the setup of my files, any issues that I don't understand. They walk me thru it. I would buy another machine from AP Lazer in a heartbeat. I have etched Yeti mugs, RTIC mugs, Masonite, stainless knives, Waterford glass, Dollar Tree glass, leather, bricks, granite tiles, and wood of all sorts!

  10. #10
    I have had great luck with my machine and any issues I have had.

  11. #11
    That is a shame it could not work for you. I have had great luck and great service with my AP Lazer machine 18x24. Corel Draw is querky but I have gotten use to it. Once in a great while I get a file that is bugged before I start a job but I restart my computer and it usually works out. I have more issues with Photograve than most of the software. Only because I probably don't know what I am wanting out of it and I don't use it often enough.

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2014
    Location
    Ankeny Iowa USA
    Posts
    2,396
    Looks to be two entirely different machines. Lana has a 18 x 24 and the OP posting was on a 48 x 36 headstone engraver.
    Retired Guy- Central Iowa. , Ray Fine 20w Galvo Fiber laser , LightObject 40w CO2. MakerGear M2 3D Printer. Qe60+ Vinyl cutter.

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •