Struggling with the challenge of finding a reliable and versatile laser engraver?

In this blog, we unveil the top choices for precision engraving, from intricate hobbyist creations to more robust small business applications, including user-friendly and high-performance models.

With over 15 years of experience in the world of crafting and DIY innovations, we’ve guided numerous enthusiasts and entrepreneurs through the maze of selecting the ideal engraving tool. The Atomstack A5 Pro 40W Laser Engraver is a standout in our extensive testing. It’s not just another tool on the market; it’s a game-changer we’ve put to the test in numerous real-life scenarios, from delicate art pieces to practical business merchandise.

Atomstack A5 is a Desktop Laser Engraver

  • A5 Pro 40W Laser Engraving, New Eye Protection Design In addition to protecting your eyes, this laser protective case filters 97% of UV rays. It reduces the cost and inconvenience of wearing goggles, and you and those around you can watch laser engraving. Once you sculpt something, you can’t put it down. You can also watch laser engraving.
  • Strong and easy-to-install structure design: All-metal construction makes the machine more durable and sturdy while improving engraving accuracy. In addition to being easy to install, the entire structure is also designed to be quick. Laser engraving machine beginners can easily use the large area of the graduated spool, which is ideal for engraving any pattern.
  • Ultra-fine compression, upgraded high-performance fixed-focus laser: engraving can be done without adjusting the focal length; the laser power is 5W–5.5W; the focal length of the ultra-fine laser is reduced to 0.23mm^2, and the high-density laser can easily cut 12mm thick wood, black acrylic; and can directly engrave smooth stainless steel metal, ceramic.
  • Wide Compatibility and Wide Use: This machine is compatible with several mature engraving programs, including LaserGRBL (free), LightBurn, and MAc systems (using LightBurn). Suitable for engraving on wood, bamboo, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB boards, aluminum oxide, metals (non-reflective plating and lacquer), ceramics, cobblestone, and acrylics. Use your imagination to DIY, cut, and assemble your own logos on your favorite items.

ATOMSTACK Comparison Table

Electric power 20W 40W 24W
Laser output power 4.5-5W 5-5.5W Automatic Rotary Roller for Laser Engraving Machine
Laser wave length 455±5nm 455±5nm Engraving: longer cylinders, small diameter cylinders, over-length plate engraving, over-length plate cutting
Laser spot Rectangle (0.3×0.5mm) Compressed spot: 0.08mm The diameter can be adjusted in 8 steps, and the engraving diameter can be as small as 4mm
Full Metal Structure Aluminum alloy, 303 stainless steel, iron, silicone, plastic
Operating software LaserGRBL and LightBurn support Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, XP and Win 10 system LaserGRBL and LightBurn support Win XP, Win 7, Win 8, XP, and Win 10 system Closed design: the motor is not exposed, making it safer
Cutting ability Medium Strong No installation, no adjustment, ready to use after unpacking
Engraving objects White Paper, Wood, bamboo, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, non-reflective plating, lacquered metal, blackened utility knife, 304 mirror stainless steel, matte stainless steel, ceramic, acrylic; Wood, bamboo, cardboard, plastic, leather, PCB board, aluminum oxide, non-reflective plating, lacquered metal, blackened utility knife, 304 mirror stainless steel, matte stainless steel, ceramic, acrylic Applicable models: frame engraving machine, portable engraving machine.
Cutting objects Cardboard, non-woven fabric, light wood, Acrylic material, thin plastic board Cardboard, non-woven fabric, light wood, Acrylic material, thin plastic board NOTE: The white head wire is connected to ATOMSTACK; other brands use black wire heads. If the connection is abnormal, you need to modify the connection sequence.

What We Like

  • High precision and stability; no vibration or shaking when working.
  • Easy to install and remove; just take off the top cover and pull out the laser head.
  • Strong and durable, the whole body is made of metal.
  • Ultra-fine laser; the focal point is only 0.23 mm².
  • Large work area, suitable for engraving patterns and logos.
  • Compatible with many popular software programs, such as LaserGRBLS (free), Lightburn, and Mac systems.
  • It’s easy to operate; just turn on the power switch and start engraving.
  • The laser head is safe; there is no heat source inside, no fire hazard.

What We Don’t Like

  • There are some scratches on the surface after using it for a long time.
  • The laser head is not waterproof.
  • The laser head is too big, and needs to be placed on the side of the table.
  • The laser head does not have an anti-dust function, but can get a dust filter separately.

Buyer’s Feedback:

I had always wanted a laser engraver and after going over a few others, I was very impressed with the price, reviews, and fast shipping of this one. Although I had no prior experience with laser engraving, I found it to be a pleasant learning experience.

A double boxing system was used to protect the laser in case of shipping issues (look at you, USPS), as its box was enclosed in an Amazon box. All the components are made of aluminum, and the package contains foam inserts and plastic sleeves that individually package each component. I think it’s a bit overdone, but it shows that it’s not a “flimsy” product.

A step-by-step instruction booklet is included with this kit that explains how to set up everything, including the tools and zip ties (which I did not expect). I almost immediately found a driver for my Windows device in the “device manager.” It was easy to install and set up with LightBurn (you can try it for a month for free). Right clicking on it and selecting “update driver” made Windows search for a driver online. After a few seconds, Windows downloaded the driver and completed it. Lightburn recognized the engraver and I was able to print right away after restarting the program. Printing and setting up different materials are covered in numerous tutorials.

In the past few years, I’ve had the machine and it has been a great tool for learning, practicing and getting started in laser engraving/cutting (yes, it can also cut materials). Look no further than this laser engraver if you want an amazing laser engraver without breaking the bank. 10/10 product.

FAQs on Atomstack A5 is a Desktop Laser Engraver

Q: Are Atomstack lasers any good?

A: Yes! They’re great machines. I’ve been using them for years now.

Q: How thick of wood can the Atomstack A5 pro cut?

A: The maximum thickness of wood that this laser can cut is 12mm.

Q: What kind of material can the laser cut?

A: This laser can cut most materials including wood, paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.

Q: Does the Atomstack A5 have air assist?

A: Yes, the A5 has air assist which will help reduce the amount of smoke produced during cutting.


If you want to buy a laser cutter, then the AtomStack A5 Pro 40W should definitely be at the top of your list. It’s one of the best desktop laser cutters available today. If you need a powerful laser cutter, then it’s hard to find anything better than the A5.

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