Laser Cutting Machines for Sale in South Africa

Introducing our laser cutting machines from Thunder Laser

laser cutting machines

Do you run a business that requires fine cutting from a laser cutting machine in Cape Town, Johannesburg or Durban? Our laser cutting machines offer the best innovative technology that is available on the market for businesses today — professionally manufactured and exceptionally well built. Our laser cutting machines are also able to engrave non-metal materials, and come with all the latest technology and state-of-the-art features. We are the proudly South African agents for Thunder Laser, renowned for their quality and immaculate attention to detail. All our laser cutting machines come fitted with a professional-grade glass laser tube, which offers top quality at an extremely competitive price.

Whatever the commercial or industrial needs of your business, Max Laser has the right laser cutter for you! If you have any queries or would like to see a live demonstration, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call 010 534 6996.

Our Laser Cutter product range

MaxLaser offers a wide selection of laser cutting products for businesses, suitable for a diverse range of materials and applications. The products all feature Japanese Oriental Loop Motor Technology with a patented smooth guide rail. Accuracy is no issue, thanks to their excellent beam quality that can engrave 1000dpi.

We have the full range of Thunder Laser products, each offering something new and revolutionary. Read on to find out more about the exciting applications of our laser cutting and engraving machines for your business!

desktop laser engraving machines from Thunder Laser

Nova 24

This model is a desktop machine. Doesn’t come fitted with a stand & wheels like in the bigger machines. Comes standard with the 60Watt laser tube.

Priced with a 60Watt GLASS laser tube

Working size: 600 x 400mm

Engraving speed: 1000mm/s

Cutting speed: 300mm/s

Up & down machine table depth 150mm

Selling price: R159 125 inc vat


R3803 per month over 72 months with R15000 down payment


Selling or repayment price includes:

2 year warranty

Installation & training in South Africa

Lifetime support

Nova35 laser cutting machine

Nova 35

The standard Nova35 is fitted with a 80Watt laser tube, still will have great engraving quality but now will cut thicker material.

Priced with a 80Watt GLASS laser tube

Working size: 900 x 600mm

Engraving speed: 1000mm/s

Cutting speed: 300mm/s

Up & down machine table depth 230mm

Selling price: R176 890 inc vat


R4272 per month over 72 months with R15000 down payment


Selling or repayment price includes:

2 year warranty

Installation & training in South Africa

Lifetime support

Nova51 laser cutting machines

Nova 51

The Nova51 & the Nova35 are the most popular sizes in our Thunder laser machine range. The strength of the 100Watt and the working area size is suitable for all jobs.

Priced with a 100Watt GLASS laser tube

Working size: 1300 x 900mm

Engraving speed: 1000mm/s

Cutting speed: 300mm/s

Up & down machine table depth 230mm

Selling price: R197 505 inc vat


R4816 per month over 72  months with R15000 down payment


Selling or repayment price includes:

2 year warranty

Installation & training in South Africa

Lifetime support

Nova63 laser cutting machines

Nova 63

Are you looking for a laser engraver in South Africa that’ll work efficiently on larger surfaces? The Nova63 is the biggest enclosed laser machine size on offer.

Priced with a 130Watt GLASS laser tube

Working size: 1600 x 1000mm

Engraving speed: 1000mm/s

Cutting speed: 300mm/s

Up & down machine table depth 230mm

Selling price: R223 725 inc vat


R5508 per month over 72 months with R15000 down payment


Selling or repayment price includes:

2 year warranty

Installation & training in South Africa

Lifetime support

y-axis hybrid servo motors

Hybrid Servo Motor

Thunder laser machines are able to engrave up to speeds of 1000mm/s. Also create a smooth cutting edge.

smart operating board

Smart Board

Switches the exhaust fan & air pump off/on automatically after each job saving you electricity consumption.

dual air-assist system

Dual Air-Assist System

Allows the laser operator to control the amount of air flow on the high & low volume settings.

auto focus

Auto Focus

Allows for the z-axis table to move up/down automatically until the material is at the correct height

motorized z-axis

Motorized Z-Axis

Z-axis is motorized by a ball screw system. This can be controlled by the LCD panel.

honeycomb & blade table

Honeycomb & Blade Table

Laser operator can choose to use a magnetic honeycomb or blade table when engraving or cutting.

industrial water chiller

Industrial Water Chiller

To ensure stability & lifespan of the laser tube. Controls the temperature & prevents the tube from breaking.

exhaust fan system

Exhaust Blower

Helps keep the machine clean by extracting all the smoke & prevents any flames appearing when cutting.

air pump

Air Pump

Creates compressed air to flow through the air assist pipe & out of the laser head, to prevent flames.

2 inch laser head

2″ Laser Head

A great focal height lens for engraving & cutting. Engraves better than a 2.5″ laser head.

red dot pointer

Red Dot Pointer

Helps you see where the laser beam will fire, this helps with alignment of products when cutting & engraving.

2 Way Pass Through

2 Way Pass Through

Laser operator is able to slide a long piece of material through the machine if needed.

4 inch laser head

4″ Laser Head

Used when cutting 8mm or thicker material. Creates a straighter edge cut than the 2″ laser head. Helps to cut thicker material easier.

R2650 inc vat

HR laser head for photo engraving

HR Laser Head

This helps to enhance the quality when you want to engrave a photo. The high resolution laser head is able to engrave pictures of up to 1000dpi

R6350 inc vat

rotary device

Angle Adjusting Rotary Device

Helps to engrave cylindrical objects such as glasses, coffee flasks and more. The angle adjusting feature now helps to adjust the angle of the product.

R11500 inc vat

air compressor

750W Air Compressor

The air compressor allows for a stronger air flow , this helps if you are thinking of cutting thick or flammable material. High pressure, low noise with built in water separator.

R7100 inc vat

technical specifications for thunder laser machines
thunder laser machine sizes

* means the laser cannot engrave directly, you will need the help of the “Cermark spray”, you can purchase this product from us

Is delivery included? Yes nationwide delivery is included in the price. We have our own 4 ton truck which allows for quick delivery once payment is made. Upon delivery, our laser technician will install & train the client on how to operate the laser machine. There is lifetime support should the client forget anything.

What is the warranty on the machines?  Thunder laser machines come with a 2 year warranty on all mechanical parts & 1 year warranty on laser tube, water chiller, air pump, exhaust system & air compressor. 30 day warranty for lens & mirrors.

Is there after sales support? Yes there is lifetime support on all the laser machines that we have sold. The laser technicians are able to help via whatsapp, video call, teamviewer & telephone. Call out for a technician will be charged even if the laser machine is under warranty.

What is your return policy? A laser machine is able to be returned & swopped out within 7 days of delivery provided the laser machine is found not to be damaged & is in good working order. There will be a 20% cancellation fee that will be charged. Specially ordered machines can not be returned.

What maintenance needs to be done? Maintenance on the machine is an easy process which will take 5 to 10 minutes each day. You have your daily, weekly & monthly maintenance. Which includes general cleaning of machine parts, focus lens, mirrors, bearings & guide rails.

Can i repair & service my own machine? Thunder Laser provide an extensive amount of content that is on their troubleshooting page at the website. All this information will guide the laser operator to successfully change any part that may need to be replaced. MaxLaser will help assist via telephone, whatsapp video calls, zoom or teamviewer. Should the problem be too technical then one of our technicians will come out at the client’s expense.

Sales agreement – MaxLaser does offer the option of the purchaser to pay off the laser machine over an agreed period of months. Once the agreed period of months have been paid for in full, the laser machine will then belong to the purchaser. There will be a refundable deposit that will need to be paid & a contract to be signed between the 2 parties involved.


Clients who’d like to buy laser engravers from us have the option of making fixed monthly payments over 5 years. We provide this option to help our clients avoid huge upfront costs for the equipment they need.

I have been searching for a quality and decently priced laser for some time and since I have come across the Thunder range I was immediately drawn to it as it has a massive online community and just by reading their testimonials it was clear that you can not go wrong with this brand.  Also for the type of work I do, I required a machine that is able to cut at decent speeds without sacrificing quality.  I have been outsourcing all my laser work and since I got my laser I was able to do everything I wanted at an even better quality than the best suppliers out there.  Thanks Allan for the support and guidance from the beginning, I am extremely happy with my Thunder Nova 51 Laser, will definitely recommend this brand and the service I received from Allan.

Duard Bateman / DB Creative

Whatever the commercial or industrial needs of your business, Max Laser has the right laser cutter for you! If you have any queries or would like to see a live demonstration, please don’t hesitate to contact us or call 010 534 6996.

features of our Thunder laser machines

Smart Board System

This smart board operating system can calculate how long a job will take in the time preview function, which helps to quote your client quickly & accurately.

Faster Than Others

High-speed hybrid servo motors, Taiwan made linear guides with Japanese bearings for a maximum design speed of up to 1000mm/second for engraving & 300mm/second cutting speed.

Multi Functional Table Design

Industrial magnetic honeycomb & knife table is a standard configuration. A two way pass-through design is useful for materials that are larger than your working area size.

What our laser cutting machines can cut & engrave

MaxLaser cutters allow your business to cut, etch and engrave an impressive range of materials. Thunder Laser cutters are able to perform complex and nuanced projects without the need for time-wasting adjustments. 

Their precision means these laser cutters can significantly reduce material loss and costs, which is often a crucial factor in profitability. The table below gives you an idea of the variety of materials that can be cut using Thunder Laser’s cutting machines.

These include a wide variety of materials like paper, cardboard, cork and wooden materials like MDF, wood veneer and plywood. The applications are many and incredibly varied, i.e. wedding invitations, architectural models, customised packaging, DIY projects, signage, even photo engraving, to mention but a few.

Laser cutting, with its enhanced operating system and features, bring with it reliability, high precision, repeatability, fast application and stable quality, whilst minimising material wastage. All these factors make it ideal for cutting a wide variety of fabrics and leather. 

Laser cutting won’t fold or twist the leather or fabric either, which reduces damage while ensuring great cutting precision. Edges are sealed during the cutting operation, and your operators will really appreciate the ease and simplicity of the handling process. It is excellent for use on all types of fabric like linen, denim, cotton, nylon, satin, silk, fleece and suede. Laser engraving on leather is another very popular application.

Perspex/acrylic are plastics that are suitable for laser cutting and engraving where it has the added advantage of achieving a great finish for signage, home or office decor and even wedding stationery. Laser machines can engrave and cut text, clipart pictures or logo designs from rubber sheets for rubber stamps, that can be sold for arts and craft, and to corporate clientele. Certain types of plastic products can be used too, such as the MaxLaserMark, MaxLaserBright & MaxCrylic that we supply which is great for plaques, name badges, signage and more.

Other materials that can be cut with our laser cutters include foams made used for suitcase inserts, padding, packaging for seals, and even artistic applications, such as photograph frames or souvenirs.

Unfortunately, there are some materials that the laser cutter cannot cut. This does not mean, however, that these materials cannot be worked on. Metal, granite, and glass are among the few materials that cannot be cut, but our laser cutting machines can still be used very successfully for engraving on these materials. Engraving can even be done on cell phones!

laser cutting machine materials

Why buy laser cutting machines from MaxLaser

what is on offer when purchasing a laser cutting machine

As a proudly South African company, we pride ourselves on delivering the best quality products from the best brands. Reliability is one of the main things that we consider important when selecting a laser cutter, which is why we are proud to say that the following points are applicable to us:

Attention To Detail

Not everyone knows how to use these laser cutters. We are delighted with the positive feedback received from training clients that indicate exactly how these units work. Since we also sell the materials for the products, we feel that we are making a significant contribution to the growth of the industry.


Quality is the one thing that makes a top laser stand out from the rest of the competition. We focus on finding only the best quality laser cutters, made from durable materials. All laser cutters purchased from us are backed up by a limited 2-year warranty, including additional information on costs to help your business grow.


Not only do we focus on promoting good products, but we also regard good after-sales service as crucial for keeping our clients happy. If you need more of a hands-on approach to dealing with your problem, we offer full support to any client via telephone, TeamViewer, Whatsapp & Zoom.

Expert Training

It is very important to us that you’re able to hit the ground running and enjoy an immediate return on your investment, which is why we offer free training with all our Thunder Laser machines. Additionally, we want your new laser cutter to operate smoothly from day one, which is why we offer free installation to ensure that every component is placed exactly where it should be.

Supporting You To Succeed

Your success is just as important to us as your sale. We want you to succeed and strive to build a long-term plan of cooperation with each and every client. We offer ongoing support and will help with any issues you might experience, as well as being on hand for friendly advice or to answer technical queries.

How to choose the right laser cutter for you

MaxLaser offers four excellent laser cutters to choose from, namely the Nova 24, 35, 51 and 63. Which is right for you will depend on both the size and nature of the materials you intend to work on. 

The Nova 24 mini laser cutter has a 600 x 400mm work surface and fitted with a 60 watt laser tube, which is powerful enough to cut up to 6mm wood and perspex. Also able to engrave on anodised aluminium, glass, tile and more. So if you intend to work on small objects (such as engraving on glassware or cutting ornate stickers, invitations, rubber stamps, promotional gifts) and don’t need to make deep cuts in very hard materials, this is the perfect machine for your needs. 

If you need to work on larger surfaces – such as creating large signage, personalised picture frames or decor, you will naturally need a bigger work surface too. The Nova 35 has a 900 x 600mm working area, as well as a more powerful 80 watt laser tube. This means that in addition to working on bigger projects, you can also make deeper cuts of up to 8mm and engraving detail will still be crisp enough for rubber stamps, promotional gifts and more.

Finally, the Nova 51 and Nova 63 are ideal for large scale items where you want a high production cutting speed, working with thicker materials. Even if you tend to work on small items, the speed of the larger models may make them more attractive for your purposes – while keeping your options open for expanding your range of products in future. The working area size of these machines is great for signage & home/commercial decor.

Not sure which laser cutter is right for you? MaxLaser’s technical experts are standing by to guide you in the right direction or for a free live demo! Get in touch and we’ll be delighted to assist.  

If you have any further questions about these products or you need additional support with something you do not understand, if you have any queries or would like to see a live demonstration, please feel free to call us on 010 534 6996.

Maintenance tips for your new laser cutter

Now that you have your laser cutter, you also need to keep it in the best possible condition for optimum performance. Here are a few tips when it comes to maintaining your laser cutter & engraver.

  • Regular Inspections: You should regularly do some visual inspections on the machine to keep an eye out for potential wear and tear. Will need to clean your focus lens daily, mirrors weekly & check laser beam path alignment once a month.
  • Liquid Checks: You should always ensure that the x-y axis rails & bearings is lubricated once a month. Oil is provided in the tool box that comes with every Thunder Laser machine.
  • Clean Filters: Keep your filters clean on the exhaust blower & water chiller to ensure that fresh air can comfortably pass through at all times.
  • Cleanliness: Finally, once you are done with the machine, it is important to keep it as clean as possible, especially in the case of wood laser cutters. 

Alternatives to laser machines you may want to consider

If you don’t have a need for the best laser cutters in South Africa, you might be interested in a laser engraver, hobby laser machines or the desktop laser machines. Mopa Laser engraver cause deliberate discolouration to the surface of an object (such as creating a ‘brand’ on metal or marking out a design on leather), while laser engravers actually remove a portion of the surface, leaving an indent or etching.

We also offer fiber laser engravers, which are widely used in the manufacturing industry.    

We provide all of these products with the same help and support that you will receive with the laser cutters.

you’ve found the best laser cutter – what’s next ?

Now that you have browsed and found the best laser cutter for sale in Durban or Cape Town or any other region that will suit your needs, what’s next? You can now check out a few of our demo videos or you can request to see a live demonstration and seem them in action!


If you have any further questions about these products or you need additional support with something you do not understand, if you have any queries or would like to see a live demonstration, please feel free to call us on 010 534 6996.