Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro Lasers for Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC

Opt Lasers introduces a game-changer in precision woodworking and craftsmanship with our cutting-edge laser upgrade kits, meticulously engineered for the Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC machines. Elevate your creative potential with our PLH3D-series laser kits, available in 6W, 15W, and 45W options, designed for seamless integration and optimum performance. Our plug-and-play solutions ensure effortless setup, making advanced laser technology accessible to both professional and hobbyist workshops.

At Opt Lasers, we're not just about enhancing machines; we're dedicated to redefining the art of woodworking. By integrating our PLH3D-series Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro lasers with the distinct capabilities of both machines, we empower users to push the boundaries of innovation and efficiency in their projects. The Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC routers, crafted by Carbide 3D, stand as beacons of precision and reliability in the woodworking and metalworking realms. The Shapeoko Pro is celebrated for its robust and precise aluminum machined plates, leadscrew-driven Z-axis assembly for enhanced stability, and a more rigid router mount to minimize deflection during heavy cuts. It's designed to run tirelessly, day in and day out, making it an ideal choice for continuous production of large parts. On the other hand, the Shapeoko 5 Pro takes performance to the next level with its fully-machined extrusions, dual Y-homing for independent homing of both machine sides, and a gantry shift feature for joinery work. Both machines include Carbide Create, a comprehensive 2D design and machining program, eliminating the need for expensive third-party software. This, along with included video training and one-on-one sessions with Carbide 3D experts, ensures users can quickly leverage the full potential of their CNC router.

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

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Opt Lasers Plug&Play Upgrade Kits for Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro

The highest performace 45W optical power and best laser kit available for Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro:

For other laser upgrades for Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro machines go to our Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro Laser Upgrade Shop Category.

Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro CNC and Opt Lasers Synergy - Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro Laser

The PLH3D-XT8 laser from Opt Lasers is a state-of-the-art enhancement for the Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC machines, offering a seamless synergy that elevates the capabilities of these already powerful tools. This 45W laser head is designed to deliver ultra-high precision in both engraving and cutting, making it an ideal upgrade for those looking to push the boundaries of their CNC projects.

The installation process is designed to be hassle-free with the Upgrade Kit tailored specifically for Shapeoko Pro and Shapoko 5 Pro machines. This kit is designed to provide everything needed for an enhanced laser processing experience, from custom signal wiring to a dedicated mounting system for the Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC machines.

The synergy between the PLH3D-XT8 laser and the Shapeoko CNC machines is about enhancing the functionality, versatility, and efficiency of the CNC machines, allowing users to explore new materials and techniques in their projects

Best Laser Engraver for Woodworking

Equipping your Shapeoko Pro or Shapeoko 5 Pro CNC machine with the PLH3D-XT8 laser head from Opt Lasers transforms it into a premier woodworking tool, unmatched in precision and versatility. This laser upgrade, boasting a formidable 45W of optical power, is engineered for both intricate engravings and efficient cutting across a spectrum of wood types, from hardwoods like oak to softer woods such as balsa and MDF. The dual operating modes of the PLH3D-XT8 allow for high-speed cutting and detailed engraving, catering to a variety of project requirements. This enhancement not only broadens the scope of creative possibilities for crafting both artworks and functional items but also offers users the flexibility to adjust parameters such as laser power, focal length, speed, and passes to fine-tune the depth, shading, and clarity of engravings. Such precision control facilitates the realization of precise artistic and utilitarian woodworking projects.

Opt Lasers XT8 on Shapeoko 5 Pro machine

Opt Lasers XT-50 on Shapeoko 5 Pro machine

Opt Lasers XT-50 on Shapeoko 5 Pro machine

Opt Lasers XT-50 on Shapeoko 5 Pro machine

Cutting & Engraving Wood with Shapeoko Pro and 5 Pro CNC Laser 


The effectiveness of the laser upgrade kits for the Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro in woodworking tasks is deeply influenced by the properties of the wood being worked on. Factors such as the type of wood, its hardness, the amount of moisture it contains, and its grain texture are all critical in determining how well the laser will perform. Woods like balsa and premium plywood are particularly favored for laser work due to their homogeneity. Premium plywood is especially notable for its construction, which combines a balsa core with outer layers of harder wood, providing a smooth, even surface that's ideal for laser operations. The success of laser cutting and engraving on these types of wood is largely due to their smooth, consistent make-up. When choosing wood for laser projects, the consistency of the material is key. Although balsa is an affordable option, it may have patches of denser wood that could hinder laser efficiency. Similarly, the uniformity of high-grade plywood must be ensured to obtain optimal laser cutting and engraving outcomes.

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

What Accessories are included in the Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro 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 Shapeoko Pro and Shapeoko 5 Pro.

Additionally, there are videos available for viewing:

Custom Tool Box - PLH3D-15W Opt Lasers
Opt Lasers Shapeoko Installation Video by PortaKeeper