Redsail X700 Laser Cutter

Other References
Official Maintainer Aaron 'Crofty' Bycroft, Jaimyn 'jabelone', Brendan 'nog3' Halliday, Scott 'Siridar' Wilson


Machine is usable, but requires supervision or induction by a supervisor.

This machine requires induction or supervision to use.

How to use HSBNE's laser cutters and get inducted

  • When operating this machine, under absolutely NO circumstances must it be left unattended.
  • If anything goes wrong, your first port of call is to always bang the big, red Emergency Stop button. It's there for a reason, don't be afraid of using it. Even the resident laser cutter experts have to hit it every so often, because things happen.
  • Try to avoid staring at the cutting point. We know it's pretty & oh-so-mesmerising to watch, but it's very bright & you'll end up with temporary spots in your vision.
  • Only cut approved materials that are known to be safe. If you disobey this rule, you will create toxic fumes potent enough to put you in hospital and/or you'll generate gaseous forms of very strong acids which will literally eat away & dissolve the machine's insides.
  • The nearest fire extinguisher is by the door to this room. Don't use the fire extinguisher unless it's necessary, but if the situation calls for it don't hesitate for one second because a fire will spread very quickly inside the machine. Having to thoroughly clean & align a laser cutter is a pain but it's far better than having to replace a burnt-out shell of an ex laser cutter.

PLACEHOLDER: There is a large collection of PPE Icons in the “resources” folder. Please update these two columns with appropriate PPE recommendations. Columns of the tables are “Recommended/Required/Warning/Maintenance”, PPE Icon and Description. Delete this line.

Recommended We recommend hearing protection.
Recommended Please wear goggles or a face shield
Recommended We recommend the use of a respirator
Required Enclosed shoes are required, no open sandals, thongs etc
Warning Gloves are PPE against your material (splinters, resin etc) but are hazardous around the saw. Please carefully evaluate your use of gloves
Maintenance Disconnect power to the saw before performing maintenance, including blade changes

PLACEHOLDER: Please fill out this table with all relevant machine specifications. The manufacturers website usually gives a good list. Delete this line.

Name Value
Color Red and Black
Bed Size ~700mm x ~500mm
Power 60W power supply, 80W rated glass tube
Wavelength CO2 infra-red 10.6µm
Max Speed 1000mm/s
Max Engraving Speed 100mm/s
Max Resolution 10000dpi
Modes of operation Vector cutting, Vector marking (outline), Vector engraving (Raster fill), 3D gradient Raster fill engraving
Controller Board Smoothieboard
Software Inkscape for modelling, Visicut to generate the necessary GCode
Z Axis Clearance ~200mm

PLACEHOLDER: Please copy the two WRAP blocks below for each file you upload relevant to this machine. This should be the manual at a minimum. Delete this line.

PLACEHOLDER: Document the manufacturer, things like contact person names, emails, phone numbers, product urls etc. Document the reseller we bought from, and any other sources for similar things. Delete this line.



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Known Identical Models

  • Links to other machines that are a rebrand or similar
Date Description Workaround Proposed Remediation
06/04/2021 PLACEHOLDER Jobs not running Browse to the lasercutter drive and paths folder located on the computer connected and rename the job to ensure that all extensions in the file name are only showing .gcode and no others. Replacing the controller.
Date Modified By Description Remediation Cost
11/10/2021 Cameron Payne Ruida Controller Ordered Again (First considered lost) $429.69
31/08/2021 Ale Moré and Cameron Payne Mirrors and lens cleaned + Aligned All three mirrors and lens cleaned and Aligned
31/08/2021 Ale Moré and Cameron Payne Airline Replaced Again Airline replaced again with PU 6mm (Nylon was too hard and causing issues with head movement) $22
09/08/2021 Cameron Payne Ruida Controller Ordered $321.64
09/08/2021 Ale Moré and Cameron Payne Airline Replaced Airline replaced with Nylon 6mm Free MetalShop
23/02/2021 Brendan Halliday Laser Mirrors Realigned Laser mirrors were aligned correctly. Some sanity,
04/09/2020 Mike Ando Mirrors and lens cleaned All three mirrors and lens cleaned
03/03/2020 Michael King and Jarod Saunders Extraction fan ducting patched Extraction fan ducting patched
03/03/2020 Mike Ando Second and third mirrors and lens cleaned Second and third mirrors and lens cleaned
23/02/2020 Drew Spriggs Compressor and extractor fan fixed Compressor auto drain replaced, compressor reed valved replaced, extractor fan start capacitor replaced by qualified electrician
07/02/2020 Drew Spriggs Lens cleaned Lens cleaned
05/01/2020 Power connector replaced. Power connector replaced.
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Interval Task
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PLACEHOLDER A RACI is an important documentation process to let people know what ACTIONS can happen, and who needs to be Responsible, Accountable, Consulted and Informed for each ACTION. Delete this line.

Task / Action Executive Cause Leader
Cause Team
Named Maintainer Trainers Cause Membership Implementer
Modification and Repairs - AC C I I I R
Induction changes C RACI RC I I I R

PLACEHOLDER: Risk assessment is important to ensure we are making tools available to members in a responsible fashion. Please make every effort to do a reasonable risk assessment. If there is a safety incident with the tool, please redo a risk assessment and add it to the table.

Ref / ID Pre-Mitigation Mitigations / Warnings / Remedies Post Mitigation
Risk Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Risk Severity Risk Likelyhood Risk Level Acceptable to Proceed
0001 PLACEHOLDER DEATH Intolerable Probable 11 PLACEHOLDER Induction to train users in correct usage Low Improbable 1

PLACEHOLDER: A decision register is for general documentation when some decision is made regarding the tool. To change its location, mode of operation, to buy an accessory, to replace something, to change how it operates etc. Delete this line.

Ref / ID Decision Details Impact Proposed Date Proposed By Status Approved By Date Resulting Actions and Comments
0000 Example decision Provides an example 08/08/20 JH Approved JH 08/08/20 A line was put in the register
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