I also have a CO2 laser cutter. I added some nice lights so you can see while it’s cutting. Unfortunately the mice got into the wiring and it’s in need of some repair.
Since it needs repair, I figured I’d upgrade the cheap components it came with. Add a higher power laser, new mirrors, motors, rails etc. I haven’t had much need of it so this project is low priority. I have a friend with a couple high power laser cutters and there is a factory nearby that will cut up to 20mm steel on their laser for a very reasonable price.