I plan on building an interchangable head for the desktop CNC. One head with a spindle for drilling and milling and another with a laser for laser cutting thin wood, paper, card, and plastics.
The laser arrived yesterday from Laserlands. Safety first, I also bought suitable safety goggles. It is a 800 mW 808 nm infra-red laser with focusable lens and TTL on-off control. The same laser is used in a ShapeOko upgrade for laser cutting.
I haven’t tested the laser yet. Waiting for my 12V power supply to arrive.