BOSS LASER APPLICATIONS

WOOD CUTTING

Cut Wood With Ease


Are you looking for a laser that can engrave or cut various types of wood? The good news is that wood is a wonderfully versatile material and is easily processed with a laser. In fact, a Boss Laser enables you to create impressive, intricate designs in almost any type of wood.

Laser machines powered by CO2 are more than capable of processing wooden objects of different sizes and densities as well. We see a lot of different items processed that our clients create such as decorative items, toys, plaques, artistic craft work, awards, souvenirs, Christmas decorations, gifts, signage, architectural and toy models, puzzles, maps, and intricate wood inlays. What you can create is only limited by your imagination.

What Types of Wood Can a Boss CO2 Laser Cut or Engrave?

  • Soft & Hard Woods
  • Alder wood
  • Poplar
  • Balsa wood
  • Beechwood
  • Cedar wood
  • Fine wood
  • Exotic wood
  • Cherry Wood
  • Cork
  • MDF
  • Natural wood
  • Solid timber
  • Bamboo
  • Maple wood
  • Hickory
  • Veneer
  • And many more...

Wood Cutting in Detail


A focused laser beam of light reaches a temperature that enables the beam to cleanly evaporate the wood. This sublimation process is evident through smoke escaping while the wood is being processed. Since the laser does not exert pressure on the wood during processing, it does not need to be fastened or clamped to the work table, saving processing time from one piece to the next. When cutting or engraving wood higher processing speeds will help contribute to a cleaner edge. One of the main benefits of CO2 powered lasers is that the beam can engrave or cut with extreme detail and accurate edges, even if processing complex designs with odd shapes and sizes. Since no wood chips are created during processing, the time consuming post-production cleaning process is dramatically reduced.

How thick of wood can a CO2 laser cut through?

Multiple factors are at work here but generally speaking a CO2 laser with 50 watts of power is more than capable of cleanly laser cutting thru 1/4" wood (in a single pass) and up to 3/4" with 150 watts. Factors such as the speed of the laser and the type of wood being processed will alter a laser's wood cutting ability.  As an example, Cherry and Walnut can require up to 25% more cutting power compared to Maple.  And solid oak often requires even more.  We have a lot of experience with processing woods and have material processing charts you can use as a starting point.

Can any type of wood be cut and engraved with the laser?

Wood is an organic or natural material and is easily processed using a CO2 powered laser. However, factors within each type of wood will contribute to how the laser reacts such as the woods resin, content, and density and can dramatically effect the finished result. Soft woods including pines, cedar, or balsa wood will often require a reduction in laser power or increasing the laser head speed so as to prevent burn marks. On the other hand hardwoods need a higher laser power or slower speeds to effectively process. Woods that are manufactured like OSB plywood or MDF that are made up of glued wood pieces or fibers will need the aid of compressed air to process thicker sheets which is included on the Boss HP lines.

Want a wood sample that's laser cut with a Boss machine?  Visit us or call: 407.878.0880.

BOSSLASER - wood-cutting MACHINES

  • $4,997.00

    BOSS LS-1416

    If you're looking for a professional grade desktop, laser engraving or cutting machine to inspire your small business or DIY projects, then Boss' LS-1416/20 may be the best laser machine under $5K on the market today. Get 4X more speed and 1.5X more CO2 power vs. competing hobby lasers. CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: Upgrade to LS-1420 Get a FREE 70W Power Upgrade & Mobile Stand  - $424 Value!

  • $7,997.00

    BOSS LS-1630

    Designed & engineered by Boss the LS-1630 offers a popular 16x30" engraving area with optional Boss X-Series™ 70 or 105W CO2 laser tube. Fastest in Class drive system includes Hybrid Servo Drive™ motors giving you 4X more speed vs stepper motors.  Includes 2021 LightBURN™ Made-in-USA laser software that is both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $9,997.00

    BOSS LS-2440

    Boss' Industrial laser cutters and engravers start with the LS-2440.  Now features an extended 40" x 24" engraving area.   New! Turbo Drive closed loop servo motor drive system making it the fastest in its class. Upgrade your X-Series laser to 155W of cutting power (includes chiller). Made-In-USA LightBurn offers a simple, All-In-One laser software thats both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $11,997.00

    BOSS LS-3655

    Boss' industrial grade LS-3655 offers a 14.5% larger engraving area compared to the standard 48"x36" platforms. New available Turbo Drive™ fastest in class closed loop servo motor drive system. Upgrade your X-Series™ laser to 155W of cutting power (includes chiller). Made-In-USA LightBurn™ offers an All-In-One laser software thats both intuitive and feature rich. 

  • $16,997.00

    BOSS HP-2440

    High Power 155W - 24x40" Servo Driven laser cutter delivers the ultimate in material flexibility. Vector cut and raster engrave both metal and non-metal. New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motor drive system makes it the fastest in its class. Includes Made-In-USA LightBurn™ Laser Software.  

  • $18,997.00

    BOSS HP-3655

    High Powered 155W - 36x55" Servo Driven laser cutter delivers the ultimate in material flexibility. Vector cut and raster engrave both metal and non-metal. New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motor drives for up to 5X more speed an acceleration. Includes Made-In-USA LightBurn™ Laser Software.  

  • $18,497.00

    BOSS HP-5598

    High Powered HP-5598 delivers up to 250 watts. Servo Driven with working platform of 4x8'. BOSS designed and engineered dual control technology allows the HP Series to vector cut PLUS raster engrave both metal & non-metal materials! New Flex™ LIVE reciprocating laser heads. Now, includes high speed Turbo Drive™ closed loop servo motors.