Has anybody seen these in action. They look too good to be true but if they work every workshop should have one, The ad and the video show a $44 unit at 1,000 watts. A bit of research has found only commercial units at 50 to 100 watts but at the cost of - wait for it - $25 to 50,000. What am I missing?
Laser cleaning technology works by sending nanosecond-length pulses of laser light towards a surface. When it interacts with contaminants that absorb laser light, the contaminants or coating particles will either turn into a gas or the pressure of the interaction will cause particles to free from the surface.
I also have sen these advertised in different places but never seen one working in person.As pointed out, the ones advertised may not work as well as the bigger stronger ones. Then factor in the cost to run the electrickery through them. Could work out a bit pricey unless you have a lot of solar or windpower generators.
I dont doubt that they would work but the less powerful ones may be fairly slow in working. I thought that ultrasonics for cleaning was a mystery until I bought one for cleaning blinds. When looking at various systems I found that I could buy one rated a bit higher that most and at the same dollars. I since found out the stronger it runs can damage the timber blinds and there coatings.
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Just had a look at that video. The rust is new clean lightweight coating as you would get on a sandblasted item left in the rain for a couple of days. A brush with CLR would probably be just as effective. Might be wrong but looks sus to me.
I will try to find something with real rust being treated.
Ps Here is one going great guns, unfortunately it is not $44 but $50,000!!!!!
Here is another many zero dollar unit. Love one comment - "You know this is an expensive tool when the operator is wearing Italian shoes and a suit"
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