How to Clean Laser Exhaust Parts

Want to extend the life of your laser? Giving regular maintenance to the exhaust system is one of the ways you can ensure longevity.

Make sure the laser is unplugged before removing any cover. A good Shop Vac is useful in this process. Besides vacuuming under the laser table for debris, the air ducts inside the laser and from the back need to be brushed to loosen the built-up particles. I use several types and sizes of brushes. The two most useful brushes are a bottle brush and dryer vent cleaning brush.

Remove the laser sides and back and vacuum everything. I also remove the ducting from my exhaust and clean it thoroughly. Brush and vacuum every place that debris gets lodged. Since I use a motorized filter system, I take it apart and vacuum and wipe it down. If you use an exhaust blower, give it a good wipe down and vacuum it. This may make the motor bearings last a little longer.

-Bob Hagel, Eagle’s Mark

Bob Hagel

Bob Hagel

Bob Hagel and his wife Dana offered a full line of personalized products using laser engraving, sandcarving, and full-color UV direct print on products for nearly 20 years. The pair sold their 17-year-business Eagle’s Mark Awards & Signs in September 2020. Bob remains an expert in the awards, recognition, and signage industries while he enjoys retirement.

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