xTool has launched a new portable laser engraver machine, called xTool F1 which stands out with its fastest engraving speed in the laser market. It comes out with the key features that xTool F1 up to 4000 mm/s engraving speed and dual laser source. The dual laser head includes 10W 450nm laser and 2W 1064 infrared laser, which is for all materials. Undoubtedly, xTool F1 definitely become one of the best laser engravers for wood in 2023.
4000 mm/s engraving speed alone can beat 90% of laser engraver machines on the market and xTool F1 is no doubt the most contender. However, LaserPecker 4 portable laser engraver is xTool F1’s biggest competitor. Despite being from different brands, their features and metrics are similar. In my opinion, xTool F1 has its own unique features and is attractive enough for customers to buy. Now let’s see what xTool F1 is a portable laser engraving machine. You can read xTool F1 full review to know all about the real use.
xTool F1 Portable Laser Engraver Review
Two Powerful Lasers in One Machine
As same as the LaserPecker 4, xTool F1 is built in a dual laser source. xTool F1 portable laser engraver integrates a 2W 1064nm infrared laser and 10W 450nm blue laser. With these two lasers source, xTool became a reliable laser engraving machine that perfectly works for all materials.
The 10W blue laser can engrave many materials such as wood, Acrylic, glass, paper, leather, ceramic, rock, etc. Besides, the 10W blue laser gives xTool F1 portable laser engraver enough power to cut materials, it can cut up to 8mm wood, and cut up to 5mm acrylic.
As a complement, the 2W 1064 infrared laser built-in xTool F1 makes F1 good at engraving all metals and plastics, such as Aluminium, stainless steel, iron, gold, platinum, silver, etc. Combine with a dual laser source, xTool F1 portable laser engraver can engraver everything, we just need to change the laser type base on the materials.
Up to 4000mm/s Engraving Speed
Undoubtedly, 4000mm/s engraving speed makes xTool F1 become the fastest portable laser engraver on the market. You can probably imagine that xTool F1’s engraving speed is 20 times more than the normal laser engraving machine on the market. Even if xTool D1 Pro, its engraving speed is only a tenth of xTool F1’s. How crazy is it! It is super surprising that you can finish engraving work within 10 seconds by using xTool F1.
As we can see, xTool F1 portable laser machine engraves designs on a variety of materials in less than 10 seconds. I’m sure you were as surprised as I was by the speed of the engraving because 4000mm/s engraving speed is not just a word. So I have to say that xTool F1 is really an excellent portable laser engraver.
0.002mm Engraving Accuracy
xTool F1 portable laser engraver with a 0.002mm engraving accuracy means that it can engrave lines or details that are as small as 0.002 millimeters in width with high precision. The engraving works like a photograph, full of details. So this portable laser engraver is suitable for engraving small objects or parts with high precision, such as jewelry, circuit boards, or other small components.
Auto/Manual Focus and Live Engraving Preview
The way lasers focus is xTool F1’s other innovation. We can enter the material thickness in the software, and the laser head will automatically move to keep it in focus. Much interesting is that we are also able to keep the laser focus by turning the focus adjustment knob up and down manually to make sure the two red dots overlap.
Another reassuring thing for us is that xTool F1 is able to preview the engraving frame and graph outline. In the past, we use other laser engravers, in order to find the desired engraving position, you may need to debug repeatedly. But F1 portable laser engraving machine easily achieves it by providing blue light outline preview.
Safe and Clean
As we know, when the laser engraving machine is working, the 450nm ultraviolet light will be harmful to the eyes. The worse thing is the emission will had a bad effect on the people around the laser engraver, which makes us can’t settle down to create.
But xTool F1 laser engraver seems to have solved this problem perfectly. The fully enclosed cover locks the powerful laser lights and unpleasant smoke inside. With a built-in fan and air purifier quickly extracting smoke and smell, you can engrave it in a private space.
xTool Creative Space Software
xTool F1 comes with FREE XCS software and is compatible with Lightburn. Satisfy all your creativities from start to advance, phone to laptop. You can download the xCS software on xTool website.
Upgrade with the cylinder
Do you have many irregular objects to engrave? In order to meet the user’s variety of creation needs, xTool F1 is able to be compatible with the RA2 pro cylinder.
xTool F1 VS LaserPecker 4
LaserPecker 4 portable laser engraver is xTool F1’s biggest competitor. If you look closely at these two portable laser engravers, you’ll see that they’re both trying to “agree to disagree”.
Compared with LaserPecker 4, xTool F1 seems to win out in terms of the engraving speed and engraving accuracy. However, the LaserPecker 4 is easier to switch laser types and has a better engraving area than the xTool F1 portable laser engraver.
The form below is the comparison of the key features between these two machines:
|key features||xTool F1 portable laser engraver||LaserPecker 4 portable laser engraver|
|Lasers||10W 450nm laser |
2W 1064nm infrared laser
|10W 450nm laser|
2W 1064nm infrared laser
|Laser change method||change the laser type in xTool Creative Space software||change the laser type with a swipe on the display|
|Engraving Speed||up to 4000mm/s||up to 2000mm/s|
|Engraving Area||115mm * 400mm with extension kit||160 mm*300 mm with the slide extension|
|Cutting ability||10w 450nm blue laser cut 8mm wood||10w 450nm blue laser cut 8mm wood|
|Price||Check on xTool website||Check on LaserPecker website|
Pros and Cons of xTool F1
As a portable laser engraver, xTool F1’s 4000mm/s high engraving speed impressed us the most. But every coin has two sides, there are drawbacks to being portable and small. Here below are some of the pros and cons of the xTool F1.
- Two-in-one: Bult in dual laser type meets all materials.
- Smart and exquisite.
- 4000mm/s engraving speed, 20 times faster than other desktop laser engravers.
- Most high engraving precision of 0.002mm.
- User-friendly and easy to use.
- fully enclosed cover locks the powerful laser lights and unpleasant smoke inside.
- With the purifier to purify the emissions.
- Available to upgrade with a 360°cylinder.
- Only change the laser type in the XCS software.
- Can not change a more powerful laser head to cut more depth materials.
The xTool F1 is an excellent portable laser engraver that provides high precision and quality results within seconds. It is a unique and attractive option for customers in the laser market indeed. The price of $1399 is also affordable, as a DIY creation enthusiast, it is worth the investment in this xTool F1 portable laser engraver.
In short, both xTool’s product quality and brand reputation are reliable because they have been proven for us in the market. I am looking forward to what the new revolution xTool F1 will bring to the laser market.