Atomstack A5 Pro 40W Laser Engraver Review 2023

The Atomstack A5 is a desktop laser engraver that can cut wood, metal and vinyl. It has an integrated cutting head with a maximum cutting width of 400 mm (16 inches). This machine is designed to be used by anyone who wants to make their own custom products at home.

The A5 is equipped with a powerful 40 watt CO2 laser which can cut through most materials including wood, plastic, leather, paper, cardboard, foam, fabric, rubber, glass, ceramic, stone, plaster, concrete, brick, masonry, etc. The laser cuts are precise and clean. The laser beam is focused on the surface using a fixed focus lens system. The laser beam is controlled by a microprocessor based controller. The laser power is adjustable from 0 to 40 watts.

The laser head has a built-in cooling fan to keep it cool during operation. The laser head also includes a dust filter. The laser head is mounted on a sturdy steel frame. The laser head is connected to a standard USB port. The laser head is powered by a 12 volt DC power supply. The laser head is easily removable so you can change out the cutting heads if needed.

The laser head is made of high quality stainless steel. The laser head is protected by a durable polycarbonate cover. The laser head is covered by a one year warranty. 

About 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; can directly engrave smooth stainless steel metal, ceramic.
  • Wide Compatibility and Wide UseThis 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

ATOMSTACK ATOMSTACK A5 20W ATOMSTACK A5 Pro 40W ATOMSTACK R3 Roller
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, LightBurn, support Win XP / Win 7 / Win 8 / XP / Win 10 system LaserGRBL, LightBurn, support Win XP/ Win 7/Win 8/ XP/ Win 10 system Closed design, the motor is not exposed, 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 and 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 and 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 head. 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.

Conclusion

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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