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Why We Chose the Muse 3D

Updated: Feb 22

Our Muse 3D by Full Spectrum Laser
Our Muse 3D by Full Spectrum Laser

Here at Busy Bee Laser and Design, our first two two laser engravers were both manufactured by Full Spectrum Laser (FSL). We have a Muse 3D and a Muse Core. Today, we are going to focus mainly on why we chose the Muse 3D as that was our first laser and the laser that we primarily use.

When we first set out looking for a laser, we had a few specific criteria and features in mind that narrowed our search immediately. Our home office was very tiny and we have issues with the floors in our house so we needed a lightweight and compact laser (desktop and under 100lbs) so that it could fit into the small space and the weight wouldn’t cause any issues to the floor. We also knew that as our business grew, the space we worked out of would change so we needed it to be light enough to transport without too much hassle. We also wanted to go with a brand that would be able to provide support if there was anything wrong with the laser. Since our whole business is structured around laser engraving, it’s imperative that we minimize downtime due to repairs or technical issues. As far as features go, we wanted a decent bed size, a camera, and an autofocus function.

With those criteria, we narrowed our search down to the FSL Muse 3D, the Glowforge, and the BeamBox Pro. We narrowed the Glowforge out pretty quickly due to the software requiring Internet to function. We worried about not only about having issues with connectivity, but also that in the (albeit unlikely) event that the company went under, we would be left with essentially a very expensive piece of metal should the software no longer be usable. The Glowforge also seemed to be a little lacking in features that the others offered as well as geared more towards being the “trendy” and introductory option.

We liked the BeamBox Pro; the work area was larger, the Pro version is 50W, and the price was better than the Muse. We didn’t like that it was just over 100lbs, but we probably could’ve gotten past that if necessary. Ultimately, what pushed us away from it was the lack of information about it online. We found very few reviews, very few YouTube videos, and just in general it did not seem to have much traction. That left us with the Muse 3D.

Ultimately, we ended up purchasing the Muse 3D and we also went on to purchase a Muse Core. Now, this paragraph originally talked about how we thought it was a good decision. As it turns out, Full Spectrum Laser is definitely not the way you want to go when purchasing a laser. We felt so strongly about this, that we went back and edited this blog and wrote an entire new post about why you shouldn't consider them. Learn from our mistake, and read about why you should not invest any amount of money into the Muse 3D, Muse Core, or any other model by Full Spectrum Laser by clicking HERE.

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