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    Do you prefer Die board laser or dieboard router?

    I have worked as steel rule die maker for a while, I cut the die board with a jig saw, sometimes I send out for laser or router but I just wonder what do you prefer? advices?

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    We have a Gerber Profile router. We also have 2 diemakers. One diemaker favors the laser cut die boards, while the other diemaker things they both are fine. It takes longer to rout, because you have to router 2 boards and glue them together.

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    When time to re-rule I think router dieboards seem not good as the laser dieboards because they are not solid in the middle
    What do you think?

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    I have to agree with you. But, if you use a rule puller that pulls the rule straight up and out of the board, that will help keep the slot at the top of the board from getting wider.

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    Thank you to give some advices
    I look around and find out that The gerber router is expensive appr. $95k
    but I don't know how much for a laser,
    What do you think about maintained router and laser?

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    I don't know a lot about maintenance on a laser. Gerber sells lasers and the router. I think their flat die laser is about 160k. The nice thing about the Gerber router is that you can make dieboards, counterplates, and stripping boards with it. You can also plot vinyls and spot sheets. The laser can only cut dieboards and stripping boards. You would still have to chamfer the stripping boards with a router. The Gerber router can do it all. Ours gets used a lot. We have had it for 6 years, and it is pretty reliable. We have put about 10k into it in 6 years, but it gets used a lot. I think it is a good machine.

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