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Board Gamingible

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I wrote an instructable last night which rounds up a lot of my board gaming type posts.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Board-Games/

It was also supposed to inspire people to support my jumpstart campaign for Carcassonne files so consider this a gentle nudge for my blog readers too
http://msraynsford.blogspot.co.uk/2014/10/kickstart-me-carcassonne.html

Laser Cutter Comparisons

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I'm often asked to offer comparison between laser cutters 'X' and 'Y'. I feel it's important to try and offer impartial advice, we do have our own laser importing business after all so it would be very easy to be biased. The trouble is that I'm not sure what people are really asking when they want two machines compared so I thought I'd write a little blog post to talk about the basic comparison and discuss the most important thing that people always overlook.
Laser cutters are often presented alongside a pretty dull technical spec sheet. This is straight forward list of details about laser power, cutting area and cutting speeds, sometimes it also includes price. I would hope that most people are able to do these comparisons for themselves. Bigger cutting area is better, more laser power is better and often comes at an increased price. 
This is where the question confuses me. The only information I have about the other laser cutter is this dull spreadsh…