Our friends from China have told us this page is mis-representing their product.|
But facts are facts and we stand behind these facts.
The photo you see at the bottom, is the actual photo(1) of the laser we purchased
with good intensions.
It died after 9 hours of operation and we have kept it as a souvenir.
Fact: Made-in-China tubes are inexpensive.|
Sealed CO2 laser tubes that are made in China are low cost, almost 1/2 to 1/4 of US or Italian or Israeli made tubes. How come ?
Fact: Some have very short life.
Fact: They are Not Refillable.
Fact: Sellers sometimes advertise 10,000 hours power Warranty.
Yes, No, Maybe ?
Or is it 10,000 hours from shipment day ? Are the hours ticking when I am sleep ?
Find Out because if you need warranty service, you have to pay UPS $570 for round trip transport (box 40 x 10 x 10 inch). Always ask the seller "who pays for the transportation and what does 10,000 hours mean ?".
However, if the tube dies quickly it is OK.
As such (inexpensive, short life, not refillable) they are "disposable" co2 laser tubes. Just like light bulbs.
optics replacement for made in China CO2 laser tubes
You can call them "low cost disposable sealed co2 laser tubes".
They are your best solution if you need a CO2 laser tube for a short time