Openbuilds LEAD Lasers for Openbuilds LEAD CNC

Opt Lasers introduces a transformative solution for Openbuilds LEAD CNC users seeking unparalleled precision and efficiency in their projects. With our PLH3D-series laser kits, available in 6W, 15W, and 45W options, enhancing your CNC machine has never been simpler. These plug-and-play lasers are designed to seamlessly integrate with your Openbuilds LEAD, ensuring an upgrade that is as effortless as it is powerful.

At Opt Lasers, our commitment is to redefine woodworking and machining, bringing a new level of innovation and craftsmanship to both professional settings and personal endeavors. Our specialized PLH3D-series Openbuilds LEAD lasers are at the heart of this vision, empowering users to achieve remarkable results with unmatched ease. OpenBuilds prides itself on offering machines that are not only affordable but also customizable and easy to build. The modular design, driven by V-Slot and C-Beam Linear Rails, ensures a sturdy and reliable framework for all your projects. The LEAD CNC machines are lead screw-driven, ensuring precision movements and detailed work, with a machine accuracy ranging from 0.001" to 0.003". The LEAD 1010 provides a work area of 29" x 32", while the LEAD 1515 expands this to 46" x 49", catering to larger projects with ease. The commitment of OpenBuilds to open-source principles and community engagement encourages users to modify and enhance their machines. This openness fosters innovation and allows users to share their builds and ideas within the community, further enhancing the utility and value of the LEAD CNC machines.

Benefits offered by Opt Lasers for the first time on this market.

5-year Opt Lasers Warranty
Free Shipping for Individual Customers
Lifetime Technical Support
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Optional Collision or Laser Head Drop Insurance
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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Openbuilds LEAD

The highest performace 45W optical power and best laser kit available for Openbuilds LEAD:

For other laser upgrades for Openbuilds LEAD machines go to our Openbuilds LEAD Laser Upgrade Shop Category.

Openbuilds LEAD CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Openbuilds LEAD Laser

The integration of the PLH3D-XT8 laser with the Openbuilds LEAD CNC 1010 machine creates a synergy that significantly enhances the machine's capabilities, particularly in precision cutting and engraving. The LEAD CNC 1010, known for its robust design and open-source modularity, provides a solid foundation for various applications, including intricate 3D carving and cutting

When paired with the Openbuilds LEAD CNC, the PLH3D-XT8 laser head's exceptional 45W maximum optical output becomes a game-changer, marking it as one of the most formidable lasers available. This synergy significantly enhances the CNC machine's capacity for precision, thanks to the laser's spot size of under 200 um, which ensures the visibility of extremely fine details during operation. Such precision, combined with the laser's ability to smoothly cut through up to 15mm thick wood, elevates the Openbuilds LEAD CNC into a versatile tool capable of handling both delicate artistic endeavors and demanding industrial tasks with unmatched speed and efficiency​

Key features of the PLH3D-XT8, such as the adjustable air-assist nozzle and dual operating modes for grayscale engraving and full-power cutting, complement the Openbuilds LEAD CNC's capabilities. This combination not only enhances cutting efficiency by removing debris and maintaining clarity but also offers versatility in project types. The advanced cooling system and safety features of the PLH3D-XT8 ensure optimal performance and longevity, further increasing the value of integrating this laser head with the Openbuilds LEAD CNC machine​

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

Installing the PLH3D-XT8 laser head onto the Openbuilds LEAD CNC machine elevates its capabilities, making it a versatile woodworking tool. With this addition, the machine becomes proficient at executing intricate designs and achieving smooth cuts across a wide range of wood types, including oak, pine, and various hardwoods. Additionally, it effortlessly handles softer materials like balsa and MDF. This enhancement not only expands the creative possibilities for crafting intricate artworks but also functional items. Users have the flexibility to fine-tune the depth, shading, and clarity of engravings by adjusting parameters such as laser power, focal length, speed, and the number of passes. This level of control allows for precision in both artistic and utilitarian woodworking projects. The user-friendly design of the PLH3D-XT8 laser head makes it especially attractive to hobbyists, providing access to high-level woodworking capabilities without the need for extensive expertise. It empowers users to embark on a wide range of projects with confidence and ease.

Opt Lasers 6W on Openbuilds LEAD machine

Opt Lasers 6W on Openbuilds LEAD machine

Engravng Coffee Shapes in Plywood with PLH3D-6W by V-slot Polska

Cutting & Engraving Wood with Openbuilds LEAD CNC Laser 


The way Openbuilds LEAD Laser Upgrade Kits work with wood cutting and engraving is greatly influenced by the type of wood used. The wood's features, including wood type, hardness, moisture content, and texture, all contribute significantly to the success of laser processes. Certain wood varieties, such as balsa and high-quality plywood, are particularly suitable for laser applications due to their consistent and uniform properties. Notably, high-grade plywood, with its typical composition of a lightweight balsa core surrounded by layers of denser wood, offers an exceptionally even and defect-free surface, making it an optimal choice for laser-related tasks. The smooth and flawless composition of these wood types contributes to the efficiency and uniformity achieved during laser cutting. When selecting wood for laser-based projects, assessing the material's uniformity becomes crucial. Despite the potential cost-effectiveness of some balsa wood variants, they may occasionally contain areas with denser wood, which could affect laser cutting efficiency. Similarly, maintaining material consistency is essential in high-grade plywood to achieve the finest laser cutting and engraving results.

Compatison of the electrical design and lifespan of Opt Lasers engraving lasers versus competition

What Accessories are included in the Openbuilds LEAD Laser Upgrade Kits?

Our laser heads are compatible with various accessories available in our offerings, providing versatility and upgrading performance options for your laser CNC upgrade kit. Each kit specifies the included accessories, ensuring clarity about what comes with your purchase.

The accessories listed below are commonly used with our laser heads:


The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle speeds up laser cutting and engraving by up to 6.5 times, and also greatly improves the quality of the processed material. By using the High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle, the resulting material will have noticeably higher quality and uniform and well-defined features.

The LaserDock magnetic laser

LaserDock Magnetic Docking Station

Thanks to the LaserDock equipped with the laser attachment, you can effortlessly dismantle the laser unit when you are finished engraving or laser cutting. A clean focusing lens ensures consistent optical performance during subsequent laser engraving and cutting jobs. Keeping it clean also extends its lifespan.

Magnetic LaserDock PRO

Magnetic LaserDock PRO

The Magnetic LaserDock PRO is designed to streamline operations with simultaneous connections for electricity and compressed air. Equipped with a safety disconnection feature, it prevents hazardous vertical collisions, ensuring workplace safety. Its heavy-duty mounting capability accommodates even the heaviest laser heads, while gold-plated, spring-loaded pins ensure protected and reliable connections. Enjoy rapid attachment or removal of the laser head in mere seconds for efficient workflow.

PLH3D-CNC Adapter Pro

PLH3D-CNC Adapter

Our PLH3D-CNC Adapter serves as a versatile interface and safety unit connected in between a CNC machine and a high-performance PLH3D laser head. Many types of CNC machines and 3D printers with different control voltage standards and levels available on the market may be used to control the PLH3D head. The PLH3D-CNC Adapter converts all these signals to the standard compatible with the PLH3D-series laser.

Laser Safety Glasses

Laser Safety Glasses

Protect your eyes with our CE-rated 450 nm Laser Safety Glasses. Offering 50% Visible Light Transmission for clear visibility, they boast a High Optical Density (OD) rating of 7+ across the 190 nm to 540 nm range. Effectively reduce harm from diffusely reflected laser radiation and safeguard against blue laser exposure..

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Laser Safety Window

Perfect for CNC machine enclosures, our Laser Safety Window blocks deep ultraviolet, blue, and green light, enhancing overall safety. With a rating of OD 6+ across the range of 190 to 540 nm, it provides comprehensive protection. Plus, it's available in various sizes to suit your needs.

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Mount and Height Reference Tool

Achieve precise laser head adjustments effortlessly with our Height Reference Tool. Securely attach your laser head or docking station with the sturdy aluminum Mount, complete with all necessary screws included. Avoid hidden costs and enjoy straightforward setup.

The High-Pressure Air Assist Nozzle

Power Supply and Wiring

All necessary wiring is provided for seamless connectivity, compatible with international outlets (US, AU, and Europe). Benefit from a high-quality, low-noise power supply designed to streamline setup and enhance user experience with the Opt Lasers Kit. No hidden costs involved.

Explore Boundless Creativity: Inspiration Gallery

Visit our Inspiration page, where we showcase the possibilities offered by using our blue laser heads for Openbuilds LEAD.

Additionally, there are videos available for viewing:

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Opt Lasers Set-Up on Openbuilds LEAD