MiniLaser are a realy nice addition to any Creatives arsenal. And even though they are not built for production work, they are a lot of fun. These Lasers don’t take up much space, are pretty cheap and very lightweight. As far as I can tell the only drawback is a lack of safety features, because they are so cheap and small.
Safety is a big concern with these small lasers.
The first rule in MiniLaser Safety should be to use common sense to protect your senses and your health.
- Keep a fire-extinguisher nearby!
- Good ventilation is also very important to protect your lungs.
- Use eye protection and avoid to looking at the beam as much as possible.
- If you want a tattoo, this not the way to go. Keep your fingers away from the beam.
- >> Don’t try to engrave anything with Chloride in it (e.g. PVC or Polymer Clay). It will result in chlorine gas, which can be deadly <<
I use a Ventilator for mainly three reasons:
- It keeps the unhealthy gases that are a byproduct of the engraving away from you.
- It keeps the byproducts away from the laser and keeps it cleaner.
- It will help the longevity of the laser by cooling it.
I will work on this list as I go, but after a lot of research, this should be a very good starting point.
Any question or suggestions? Leave a comment!
Have a nice day 🙂