LaserPecker LX1 Max – Review

LaserPecker LX1 Max
LaserPecker LX1 Max

LaserPecker LX1 Max

| Laser Engraver | Laser Cutter | 1064nm Infrared | 20W 450nm Blue Diode |

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We are reviewing the LaserPecker LX1 Max, the largest laser machine from LaserPecker.

The LaserPecker LX1 Max is a different approach to laser engravers from the brand than the LP series, with a much larger size than other LaserPecker laser machines that we have reviewed, such as the LaserPecker LP4.

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The LaserPecker LP4 comes in a much smaller packaging than many other laser competitors.

With the device you will also get:

• 20W Laser module
• 2W infrared Laser module
• Artist module
• USB cables
• Laser filtering covers
• Safety glasses
• Sample wood sheets
• Sample metal business cards

If you buy the kit package you can also choose to get a cutting plate for the LX1 Max and full laser protection cover enclosure.

A nice detail was seeing that the device came with a Velcro handle that allowed the machine to be removed from the box with extreme ease.



As usual with LaserPecker products, the LaserPecker LX1 Max comes almost fully preassembled and you will need no more than 5 minutes to assemble all needed pieces.

Also as seen on the LaserPecker LP4, the accessories do not come already assembled and do need some time and dedication to put them together but nothing that would challenge any average consumer.





First of all, we find important to highlight that the LaserPecker LX1 comes in 2 different versions; the LX1 standard and the LaserPecker LX1 Max.

The LaserPecker LX1 Max is the biggest variant of the LX1 series with a boosted working area of 800x400mm.

As seen on other LaserPecker machines, the LaserPecker LX1 Max follows a coherent aesthetic look with a premium and clean overall design and making use of a space grey finish for most of the sections of the machine.

With the LaserPecker LX1 Max you will not find any exposed rails, belts nor rods as all are protected and hidden under dust sheets or inside the hefty axis shells.

Unlike most other big laser engravers on the market, the LaserPecker LX1 Max makes use of a single axis support for the longer Y-axis.

This design decision though was in part done to offer an innovative folding design of the machine that makes the X-axis (shorter) to fold over the long Y-axis and also the supporting feet folding beneath the Y-axis, allowing the machine to have a remarkably small footprint and storage-friendly capability when not in use.

Thanks to a detachable head design, the LaserPecker LX1 Max is compatible with head swapping and using the different modules offered by the brand and also allowing to reach a fine engraving quality of up to 4K.

An unusual Artist module is available, which allows to connect a pen/marker to the machine and use it a drawing machine over paper/canvas.

Each one of the laser heads include a detachable front end with a magnetic attaching system and a protective filtering window to see the laser spot with ease.

On the top of the home section of the machine you will notice an “X”, this has a backlit LED RGB light to have a quick insight of the status of the machine that combines with an internal buzzer to receive beep status info.




The single-axis design decision from the brand can be risky and make some users fear of instability issues or bending axis due to the long and heavy extending head module travel but LaserPecker seems to have dedicated the needed R&D time to make the LaserPecker LX1 Max free of these issues.

As a matter of fact, the machine never showed any tipping over tendencies nor even wobbly axis due to this design.

From the overall shell, axis and even the foldable feet, you can notice that LaserPecker has used a massive amount of thick metal material to build this machine, adding up to the premium feel of the LaserPecker LX1 Max.

Each of the laser head units include a built-in air pump with a brushless motor to improve the engraving and cutting results.

The intensity of the air assist can be chosen in 3 different power outputs through LaserPecker’s app and will automatically turn on when needed.

The rails, rods, wheels and overall axis are enclosed in the axis bodies and protected dust shields/sheets but the brand has added lubricating nozzles that can be used to add grease to the moving sections of the machine later on in the future when your machine could need it.




Since the LaserPecker LX1 Max does not have display screen or other type of element to work as a standalone machine, the LX1 needs to be operated through either the mobile app or PC software from LaserPecker.

The only physical controls that are actually on the machine itself are a power button and an emergency stop one.

To connect it to a PC you can either use the USB-C connector on the machine or purchase the Bluetooth dongle adapter – Bluetooth connection works out of the box without any additional accessories when paired with the mobile app.



To reduce risky situations typical of powerful laser machines, the brand has added a triple safety control system to the LaserPecker LX1 Max.

The 3 safety features of the LX1 includes:

• Dedicated physical emergency button
• High temperature sensor/control and alarm
• Tilt sensor and protection

On top of that, if you get the LaserPecker Laser Protection Cover as we do, you will have full enclosure with a certified filtering capability of any laser beams and reflections from 190nm to 550nm and from 800nm to 1100nm and an smoke exhaust design with an active fan and tube. This enclosure is made of aluminum and quality acrylic with a 99.9% OD4+ density and quite some weight at 8.5kg.

Moreover, the enclosure has a dual electronic sensor for safety communicating with the machine and software that will not allow the laser task to initiate if any of the top cover sides are open (you can force disable this safety feature if you want to)



The LaserPecker LX1 Max offers a level of versatility that no other laser machine can match thanks to the hot-swappable head module and 4 current heads available that include a 10W 450nm laser, 20W 450nm laser, 2W infrared laser and the Artist module. Basically, you can get a 4-in-1 laser machine for the price of 1. Even more, if you go the DIY path, despite not being officially supported, you could adapt the Artist module to transform the LaserPecker LX1 also into a vinyl cutter.

Of course, unlike the LP4 you will need to remove and replace the head unit for the laser mode that you want to use but the variety of head module can allow users to get much better engraving and cutting results that single head laser machines making use of the 2W infrared laser for highly defined engravings and metal engravings and swapping to the 20W blue diode head when other materials need to be engraved or when cutting tasks are being done.

On top of that, the smart foldable design of the machine enables the use of the machine to be transported for large-scale laser work on-site and not being bolted to a fixed workbench eternally.

With the MAX version you get access to a very large working capacity of 800x400mm thus exponentially empowering the versatility of the machine.

If you want our advice, you should definitely opt for the MAX version of the LX1 instead of the standard one as the versatility boost is priceless.



The fair power of the 20W blue laser module and the huge working area made us replace many risky cutting tasks that we used to do with a table saw powertool, now being done with the cutting power and precision of the laser machine.

Having tested many of the industry-leading machines on the market, we are aware that 200mm/s (12000mm/m) is not the fastest that we have seen from a laser machine when comparing it with the blazing fast speeds of the LaserPecker LP4 that reach 4000mm/s (240000mm/m) but for many laser tasks, the speed of the LX1 Max was fine if you are not in a rush.

When starting the test we were positively surprised to find that the LaserPecker LX1 Max has a built-in crosshair red laser indicator but from the negative side, we noticed while testing the machine that the preview crosshair alignment is off and does not reflect the real engraving coordinates/path as an offset compensation should be applied – for the 20W blue laser there is a Y-axis (long axis) offset but correct alignment for the X-axis and with the 2W Infrared laser module there is an X-axis (shorter axis) offset error and a correct Y-axis alignment.

To be honest, this is the common design offset issue of laser machines with crosshairs and the fix is to apply an offset compensation of the pointer through Lightburn but LaserPecker’s PC and mobile apps do not offer this setting – maybe through a future update this will be implemented.

As you can see from the photos the 20W blue laser engraving on wood the misaligned preview crosshair informing an incorrect center for the engraving that was done within going off on the Y-axis and engraving the top section out of the wood limits and over the engraving bed limiter.

Another “issue” that came to light was that while engraving there were “ghosting” problems over wood and acrylic when pushing up the speeds to 200mm/s (which is above the recommended by the presets), yet the engravings were sharp and accurate if working speeds were kept within the preset recommendation. This was not a deal breaker but something that took us some time to troubleshoot and find the origin of the ghosting problem.

While running the machine throughout all the tests, we were glad to discover that the device was noticeably more silent than some other competitors with similar price and no traces of grinding or smashing noises were present.

The exhaust system of the enclosure had a low-toned constant noise with low dB output levels while the internal fans of the head modules had a high pitched noise that resembles some semi-silent cordless vacuum cleaners.

To get the right focusing of the laser module, each head has an extending focusing guide that can be popped out when focusing and then recessed when done. This focusing guide is attached to the removable cover of the head unit.



Thanks to 20W laser module, stainless steel can be engraved in colors or greyscales. To do an engraving with several colors you will need to do some careful material testing engravings and then program your designs with multi-layers using different speed/power settings.

Our engraving tests over metal showed sharp and detailed results with the LX1 Max.


The LaserPecker LX1 MAX is compatible with the LaserPecker rotary extension that we have used with the LaserPecker LP4, therefore we were able to conduct some tests of engraving curved objects.

You will need to configure and set the machine to work correctly in the rotary mode.

We did some testing over stainless steel engraving of a small ring with the 2W infrared module equipped and the rotary extension, obtaining sharp, precise and quick results.


We engraved black acrylic with the LaserPecker LX1 Max using both the blue diode head and the infrared one.

The machine was able to provide nice looking engravings with both heads modules but we do have the tendency to prefer the looks and final results of engravings done with infrared lasers more than blue diode ones as the infrared laser has a finer spot of 0.03mm

The first image below is engraved with the blue diode and the 2nd one with the infrared laser.




Paint coated metal is an easy task for most laser machine with good laser heads.

The LX1 Max was no exception, carrying out the engraving task in brief times and with accurate results.


With the 20W laser module and after resolving the “ghosting” effects that we were initially having, the LaserPecker LX1 Max responded with excellent wood engraving results that showed sharp and defined shapes with faithful engravings.

To see the engraving area capability we proceeded to engrave an 800mm long design over an 800mm long wood piece; a task that would had required engraving by steps and moving the wood piece by sections on any other laser machine smaller than the huge LX1 Max.

Below you can see the ghosting issues that we mentioned before (right smaller test) and the final results after fixing it (bigger left engraving).


Leather was a breeze to engrave with the LaserPecker LX1 Max allowing the machine to use faster speeds and needing low power to complete the leather engravings.


For all cutting test, the full enclosure accessory was a great addon that kept the working room free of the large volume of smoke being generated while cutting woods and acrylic.

It is worth highlighting that the cutting plate for the Max version has an outstandingly rugged build but it has 4 holes on the upper center section where the 2 plate sections connect, so you might want to put a safety plate beneath that section to avoid the laser beam burning through the empty holes.


As we mentioned at the beginning of the Performance section, the LaserPecker LX1 Max with its large working area and fair power of the 20W laser module made us implement the machine as a companion for woodworking, replacing many cutting tasks that were used to be done with a tablesaw, jigsaw, circular saw, etc.

The LaserPecker allowed risk-free cutting, unique precision and large cutting area potential.

In fact, we even did some cut tests of 10mm pine wood and the LaserPecker LX1 Max was able to cut the 10mm wood on single pass running at 100% power and 95% depth.

Below you can see the sample cut with a first line being marked as an attempt to cut with a lower depth setting.


20W 450nm laser power was enough to handle our cutting tests through 10mm acrylic. To cut acrylic you are highly recommended to place your machine in a well-ventilated area or use an exhaust system and enclosure as the one from LaserPecker that we used with the LX1 Max.

We found that the rated 5mm acrylic cutting spec was accurately listed as the LaserPecker LX1 Max was able to fulfill the task without much struggle and with clean cutting edges.


We have reviewed laser machines that can be converted into CNC machines but we had not seen before a laser engraver with an Artist module as the LaserPecker LX1 Max includes, which provided a feature to turn the machine into a drawing one.

We proceeded to do some drawing over large canvas and paper and it was a nice additional feature that was welcomed by the editors as it provided the same accuracy and creative potential of the laser modules.




Despite the large size and dwarfing effect over the LP4 when sitting side by side, the LaserPecker LX1 Max has a remarkably low power consumption, being powered by an external PSU with a rated max power of 120W at 24V 5A.

The same power supply will power all connected addons of the LX1 Max, including any of the compatible head units, exhaust fans of the enclosure and rotary extension.



The LaserPecker LX1 Max can be used through both the mobile and PC software from LaserPecker and also with Lightburn (if correctly set and configured)

LaserPecker Design Space software offers most of the common functions, settings and controls needed to engrave and cut many materials with good efficiency.

It is worth mentioning that, as reported on the LaserPecker LP4 review also, the LX1 on the mobile app does not inform correctly the live information of elapsed time and remaining time.

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LaserPecker LX1 Max Technical Specifications

Product Name LaserPecker LX1 Max Table header 3
Working Area400 mm * 800 mm
Engraving Speed1mm/s – 200 mm/s
Preview Speed200 mm/s
Engraving Precision≤ 0,01 mm
Repeated Engraving Precision≤ 0,01 mm
Module 10W 450 nm (Blue Diode Laser) 20W 450 nm (Blue Diode Laser) 2W 1064 nm (Infrared Laser)
Focal Length 40 mm 40 mm 40 mm
Can Cut Paper, Wood, Leather, MDF, Felt, Dark Opaque Acrylic Paper, Wood, Leather, MDF, Felt, Dark Opaque Acrylic Cannot cut
Can Engrave Paper, Wood, Leather, MDF, Stainless steel, Some dark opaque acrylic, Bamboo, Fabric, Dark glass, Ceramic, Jade, Marble, Shale, Cement, Brick, Plated metal, Painted metal Paper, Wood, Leather, MDF, Stainless steel, Some dark opaque acrylic, Bamboo, Fabric, Dark glass, Ceramic, Jade, Marble, Shale, Cement, Brick, Plated metal, Painted metal Gold, Silver, Copper, Aluminum, Titanium, Stainless Steel, Platinum, Plastics, Acrylic
Laser Spot 0.08 mm 0.08 mm 0.03 mm
Cutting Depth 8 mm Solid Wood; 15 mm Solid Wood; /
(in one pass) 8 mm Arcrylic 10 mm Acrylic
Connection ModeWireless Bluetooth 5.0; USB Connection
SoftwareLaserPecker Design Space Handyapp/PC-Software/Lightburn
File FormatsAPP: G-Code/JPG/PNG/BMP;
Software: G-Code/JPG/PNG/BMP/SVG//DXF usw.
System LanguagesGerman/Spanish/French/English/Japanese/
Korean/Simplified Chinese/Traditional Chinese
Continue Working Time63 Hours
Whole Unit Power≤120W
Impulse Frequency2,5K
Input PowerDC (24 V, 5 A, 100–240 V, 50–60 Hz)
WeightWhole Unit: 5 kg

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