Boss Laser vs. Thunder Laser

Considering a Thunder Laser?

See why thousands of businesses and educational facilities choose Boss Laser over Thunder Laser – BossLaser, Built to Serve You!

  • More Power – 70 Watts vs 40 watts
  • More Speed – Hybrid Servo Motors STANDARD
  • More Machine
    • Larger workspace
    • 4-Way Pass-through
    • Rotary Attachment Capability

Review Boss LS-1420 vs. Thunder Laser USA’s Mini 60

Suppose you’re looking for a fact-based value comparison between Boss Laser and Thunder Laser. In that case, this article will help you efficiently review and compare both companies’ latest CO2 and Fiber laser cutter equipment offerings.

To help you fairly review Boss and Thunder Laser USA, it is essential to note that for this article, we have compared each company’s current entry-level model. It doesn’t help to compare a dated 4-year-old entry-level model versus a newer, higher-end model. Here, we will present a fair “apples to apples” comparison.

The most relevant specs on laser machines include maximum power options, cutting and engraving speed, maximum work area, material processing capability, post-sale technical support, component warranty, client satisfaction, and overall value or price.
Features and specifications can be complicated to fairly compare and evaluate, especially when they are not always readily available. We have provided a chart below demonstrating key differences between the two machines. After review, you should be able to assess the overall production value of both company offerings quickly.

Which machine is suitable for you, Boss Laser or Thunder Laser?

Comparing the specs of both entry-level machines above, Boss’ LS-1420 costs $333 more (IF you paid full retail, including the CW-5200 refrigerated chiller) versus Thunders’ mini 60. However, the overall options and value available with the Boss are significantly greater – especially if you take advantage of one BOSS’ sales offer, such as a free 70-watt power upgrade. Click here to see available offers this month.

Boss’ LS-1420 still offers greater power (70W), speed (1,200mm or 47”/sec), and overall price ($4,933) even compared to Thunders’ Nova 24 – currently priced at $7,400.

Boss Laser Cutters are Fastest in Class

TurboDriveTM Hybid Servo Drive is 3x Faster!

In business, time is money; a faster laser cutter is a more profitable laser cutter.

Boss Hybrid-Servo Motors
Thunder “Stepper” Motors

Boss Lasers Cut 50% Thicker Wood in One Pass!

Laser Cut Wood up to 3/8″ Thick!

Don’t let cutting power limit your creativity. Cut 50% thicker materials.

70 Watt Boss LS Series
Thunder Mini 60

Engrave large volume objects up to 7.5″tall!

With a 7.5″ motorized z-axis the Boss LS Series can engrave on much larger pieces, including tumblers (with optional rotary).

70 Watt Boss LS Series
Thunder Mini 60
FeatureThunder Mini 60Boss LS-1420Boss Advantage
CO2 Power:40 Watts50 Watts (25% More)
70 Watts (75% More)
More Cutting Power & Speed
Work Space:307in3 (Cubic Inches)2,100in3 (Cubic Inches)500% More!
Motor Type:StepperHybrid-ServoMore Speed & Acceleration
Max Engraving Speed:400 mm/sec*1,300 mm/sec300% Faster!
Auto Focus:NOT AvailableYESEasier to Use
Material Pass-through:Front OnlyALL 4 SidesUnlimited length projects!
Motorized Bed:NO, Fixed 0.8″YES, 7.5″837% more z-axis!
Red Dot Pointer:NOYESVisual Beam Confirmation
Chiller Type:FanRefrigerated ChillerNeeded for production applications
Machine Stand:NOOptionalMatching Steel Platform
Rotary Etching:NOOptionalCylindrical Objects (Tumblers)
Satisfaction Guarantee:NO100%30-Day Return
Price:$5,600*4,933.00Save Over $600!

Comparing Larger More Powerful Laser Platforms? As your application demands more, Boss offers more capacity…

Industrial applications demand more power, larger working platforms, and higher processing speeds.

This is why Boss offers up to 250 Watts of CO2 power for increased speeds and cutting power, larger 5X10’ working platforms for handling sheets of material, Servo motor upgrades for raster speeds up to 2,300 mm/sec or 79” per second. See the side-by-side difference between servo and stepper motors here.

What about processing metal and non-metal?

Boss Laser offers greater material processing capabilities than Thunder Laser

If you need to process metal whether it is marking, etching, or cutting various ferrous and non-ferrous metals Boss offers fiber laser marking and metal cutting machines that can handle both.  Check out our Fiber laser marking machines, or our Fiber laser cutting machines here.  Need one machine to process both metal and non-metal?  Click here to see our HP Laser Series or our LSR Laser & Router series platforms.

Industrial Strength Technical Support

Boss doesn’t stop at offering clients phone, email, or remote support. We also offer a full service on-site installation and training. This is especially helpful for companies who need a partner to help them efficiently expedite their operators’ learning curve and production output

When it comes to overall laser machine processing needs for hobbyists, educational institutions, small or big business – Boss offers more size, power, speed, material capabilities to support the demands of your unique application.

The Boss Laser Lineup

Boss LS-1420 70 Watt CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
LS-3655 CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver

LS Series CO2 Laser Cutters/Engravers

Industry leading technology makes the LS Series the best value in CO2 laser cutters and engravers.

  • CO2 Power: 50 watts to 155 watts
  • Bed Sizes: 14″ x 16″ to 36″ x 55″
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Technical Support
HP-2440 CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
HP-5598 CO2 Laser Cutter/Engraver

HP Series CO2 Laser Cutters/Engravers

With up to 250 watts of CO2 power, the Boss HP Series of laser cutters/engravers have the flexibility of a CO2 laser AND the ability to cut metal!

  • CO2 Power: 160 watts to 250 watts
  • Bed Sizes: 24″ x 40″ to 55″ x 98″
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Technical Support
FM Station Self Contained Fiber Marking Station
FM Desktop Fiber Marking Machine
FM Desktop Fiber Marking Machine

FM Series Fiber Laser Marking Machines

With up to 100 watts of fiber power, the Boss FM Series of laser marking machines can precisely mark most metals.

  • Fiber Power: 20 watts to 100 watts
  • Work Area: 4″x4″ to 11″ x 11″
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Technical Support
FC 6012 models from 1,000 to 20,000 watts
Accucut Fiber Metal Laser Cutter

FC Series Fiber Metal Cutting Machines

With up to 15,000 watts of fiber cutting power, the Boss FC Series of metal laser cutters can cut the finest details and up to 1-1/4″ steel!

  • Fiber Power: 1,000 watts to 15,000 watts
  • Bed Sizes: 51″ x 51″ to 72″ x 144″
  • 2 Year Warranty
  • Lifetime Technical Support
4-Way Passthrough (Shown on LS-1630)

Boss LS-1630

  • 70 Watts of Co2 Power
  • 80 Watt Upgrade Included!
  • 16″ x 30″ Work Area
  • 4-Way Pass-through
  • up to: 1,200mm/sec

LS-1420 CO2 Laser Cutter and Engraver

Boss LS-1416/1420 Co2 Laser Cutter Engraver

Boss LS-1420

  • 50 Watts of Co2 Power
  • 14″ x 20″ Work Area
  • 4-Way Pass-through
  • up to: 1,200mm/sec

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