Size and Specifications
I mentioned the enormous 450mm square engraving area, but of course, there are mechanics and structure to add to this, so the overall footprint of the machine is 722mm wide by 733mm deep. It won’t fit on most desks, nor would it fit within my workshop shelving. So your first major decision here is whether you want such a large laser machine, as you’ll almost certainly need to get some new shelving or a large work bench.
Since it’s an open-framed machine, there’s no enclosure to contain fumes and no safe way of venting them. You’ll need to consider fume safety when thinking about where to place this. I have this in a well-ventilated garage, but if you need to buy a separate enclosure, that’s a large cost for a ready-made one of this size, or you’ll need to DIY one. If you’d rather have a completely enclosed engraver, we recommend the Two Trees TS3 enclosed laser engraver.
Featuring a complex lens system and 10W laser power, the TS2 laser engraver machine
can achieve up to 0.01mm accuracy for super fine details. In addition, it’s able to engrave materials like glass, ceramics, aluminum, slate, and stainless steel. You can see some examples that I tried later in the review.
Another neat design feature is the ruler on the front and sides. These are great for quickly measuring a piece of material so you can resize your design appropriately. Unfortunately, the zero point of the axes doesn’t correspond to the homing point of the engraver, so they can’t be used to position your material at all. The rulers are just a bonus feature, unrelated to the function of the laser engraving.
Finally, the TS2 does also feature Wi-Fi, but my experience with the app in the past has been that it’s useless, and the less said about it the better. You’ll want to use a USB cable to connect this to a computer to make full use of it.