Although LaserPecker offers relatively few models, their higher price range can leave many potential buyers struggling with the decision to invest in one. After all, making a purchase can be a significant commitment, and it can be difficult to change course once you've already made a choice.
Even if buyers are considering adding a few hundred dollars to their budget, it can be challenging to determine whether the extra cost is worth it in the end. As a result, many discussions emerge on the site about which laser engraving machine offers the best value between our two most popular offerings, the LP2 and LP3, and whether they're worth purchasing.
Let me briefly introduce the main features of these two models. The LaserPecker 2 employs diode laser technology, utilizing the latest compressed spot technology, and has a wavelength of 450nm. It’s ideal for engraving on wood, leather, and certain types of metal like 304 stainless steel, coated metal, and oxidized metal, although bare metals will require additional pretreatment. To turn your diode laser into a stainless steel engraving machine, you’ll need laser bond spray such as CerMark, Enduramark, or LaserBond. Simply spray the bond mark, and you can proceed with engraving as usual.
On the other hand, the LaserPecker 3 uses infrared laser technology with a wavelength of 1064nm, which is specifically designed for metal, plastic, and leather engraving. If metal or plastic engraving comprises the majority of your needs, then the LP3 model is the one we wholeheartedly recommend.