Laser cutters have improved over the years, and their transformation in size is noteworthy. What were once large, industrial-only machines are now accessible as desktop laser cutters to crafters and small businesses. However, the industry still faces a dilemma. Open diode lasers are budget-friendly but come with safety concerns, especially those with more laser power. Their enclosed counterparts are safer but come at a hefty price tag and less flexibility.
That’s where xTool S1, our groundbreaking 40W Enclosed Diode Laser Cutter, steps in! It brings unparalleled safety and unbeatable capacity to the table, all without breaking the bank. It is aimed at DIYers, designers, artisans, woodworkers, small businesses, and educators looking for affordable and high-powered lasers.
Stay with us as we reveal the standout features of xTool S1 and explore how it’s going to reshape the landscape of laser cutting!
In This Article
- Certified Class 1 Laser Product
- Incredibly Powerful 40W Diode Laser
- Smarter and Easier than Ever
- Creation Amplified Beyond Limits
- Seamless Working with Familiar Laser Software
- Compatible with Multiple xTool Accessories
- Reshape Your Laser Business xTool S1
Certified Class 1 Laser Product
The “S” in xTool S1 stands for safety – the xTool S1 is designed to be the safest diode laser in the market. It proudly meets the IEC Class 1 laser safety standards and holds EU CE certification. For those unaware of laser safety classification standards, Class 1 safety means the machine is safe to use under all normal conditions.
xTool S1’s enclosed structure speaks volumes of its safety. It has an advanced dual laser light filtering cover, integrating both blue and red lights. This innovative design makes those safety glasses unnecessary.
Furthermore, the device has a 100 CFM exhaust fan to maintain optimal air quality during use. The 5-direction flame detection sensors further add a safety layer and ensure a quick response to anomalies.
If you accidentally open the machine while it’s processing, the machine turns off automatically, thanks to the “Lid-Open Safety Stop” feature. And for any internal issues, there’s an emergency stop button at your disposal.
Incredibly Powerful 40W Diode Laser
The xTool S1 boasts a 40W high power, thanks to advanced laser compression technology. It merges eight 6W lasers to deliver cutting efficiency that stands toe-to-toe with CO2 machines. With such power, it can slice through 18mm of wood in one go!
Curious about what it can cut and engrave? Well, it can cut paper, wood, MDF, leather, felt, and opaque acrylic. And when it comes to engraving, the list is pretty extensive—stainless steel, dark glass, wood, leather, fabric, jade, ceramic, shale, marble, cement, brick, and painted metal.
The S1 also boasts an upgraded guide rail structure for increased stability. This allows the high-power laser to reach its full potential and ramp up efficiency. It holds steady, even at a high-speed movement of 600 mm/s.
And let’s not forget its versatility. It has switchable laser modules, including 40W, 20W, 10W diode laser modules, and a 2W infrared laser module. The infrared module is especially cool for finely engraving metals and plastics.
Smarter and Easier than Ever
Tool S1 elevates user-friendliness with its innovative features. First up, Twin-point Positioning. It’s as straightforward as it sounds. The precise camera-like sensor system measures two points’ coordinates to define the processing range. The information is displayed in real-time on the software, and patterns get imprinted within exact limits. It’s a leap beyond the precision of traditional methods.
Our test users were all in praise of this new feature as they printed out patterns on a 75 mm round glass piece, and the engravings were perfectly centered.
The second standout feature is the Autofocus Engraving, which makes S1 as precise as a computer. It helps by moving the spot below the cutting surface, enhancing cutting power.
Lastly, S1 has a Dynamic-focus Engraving System for dynamic and curved engraving. It allows high-precision ranging and 3D object modeling. The motorized Z-axis adjusts focus during processing. This makes every engraving perfect, even on uneven surfaces.
Creation Amplified Beyond Limits
xTool S1, with its add-on features, moves you into a world where your creations know no bounds.
The first one is the Automatic Conveyor Feeder which redefines length, supporting your large-scale projects. It expands the processing dimensions from 498 x 319 mm to 470 x 3000 mm with automatic passthrough. Precise and effortless handling of extensive materials for both engraving and cutting is now a reality with S1.
Need to accommodate taller objects? The riser base has got you covered! It elevates the xTool S1 and allows engraving on objects up to 133.5mm tall.
Then there’s the RA2 Pro rotary attachment, which allows for working on round items like tumblers, mugs, spheres, and rings.
Lastly, let’s not overlook the Smart Air Assist. It automatically tweaks the airflow size based on the processing status, ensuring every creation turns out just perfect.
Seamless Working with Familiar Laser Software
Typically, laser machines operate only with proprietary laser cutter software, which can pose challenges for newcomers. However, S1 breaks the mold by offering basic functional compatibility with Lightburn, a market-standard software well-known to most crafters.
Additionally, it supports our very own xTool Creative Software (XCS), a versatile solution that operates across all platforms. To make things easy for beginners, we’ve created a comprehensive quick-start guide and tutorials. They collectively make the user experience simpler and more intuitive compared to other software options.
Compatible with Multiple xTool Accessories
The base variant of the S1 is equipped with a 40W laser module, which provides substantial power right out of the box. However, the experience doesn’t stop there. Despite being new, S1 does support our pre-launched collection of xTool accessories. They allow users to expand their capabilities and tailor the machine to their specific needs. Here are the compatible accessories:
- Air Assist: Blows away smoke and residue, producing fine cuts.
- Honeycomb Panel: Speeds up the removal of residual gases, protecting materials.
- Riser Base: Maximizes workspace height.
- Rotary Attachment RA2 Pro: For engraving round objects.
- Fire Safety Set: Senses, alerts, and puts off fire automatically.
- Smoke Purifier: Cleans the exhaust gas.
- 2W Infrared Laser Module: Best for engraving metals and plastics.
Reshape Your Laser Business xTool S1
xTool S1, along with top-notch safety standards, brings a lot of new features to the table. For instance, its intelligent twin positioning and smart autofocus system let you engrave precisely within defined limits. Added to that is a 40W powerful diode module, which makes it a safe and affordable alternative to those costly CO2 cutters.
Whether you are a woodworker, a designer, running a small business, a maker, or in the education sector, the xTool S1 is here to meet your customized needs.