Boss Laser Settings

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The below is to help you figure out your settings for your cutting job on the Boss Laser. Please do not be creative with settings unless you know what you're doing, because you can easily set things on fire.

Test Cuts

There are several test cut pieces. These test various power/speed in a pie shape going from 10% to 100%. These are a good starting point.

Known Settings

Known, successfully used settings.

Cutting

Material Thickness Speed (mm/second) Power (%) Kerf
Acrylic 1/16" 50 50
Plywood 1/4" 25? 80
MDF Core Plywood (Owl Lumber) 0.177" 25 75 0.0184
ABS 1/8" 20 65
Balsa 1/16" medium density 150 10
Balsa 3/32" medium density 150 25
Balsa 1/8" medium density 150 30
Cermark Engraving Brass 30 70
Masonite 1/8" 15 50 0.5mm
MDF 1/4" 7.5 70 0.6mm
Mylar sheet 7.5mil (190 micron) 30 to 150 10

Engraving

Material Depth Speed (mm/second) Power (%)
Masonite 0.4mm 100 10
Masonite 1mm 100 15
Masonite 1.3mm 100 20
Masonite 1.6mm 100 25
Speedycarve (rubber) ~1mm 50 10