The best xTool Machines

Best xTool machines; three laser engravers and cutters on a green background
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The best xTool machines offer a new way to craft and can complement other digital craft machines. An xTool laser engraver can enable you to create incredible products. Whether you need a craft machine for your hobbies, general creativity or to develop a studio or side business the best xTool machines can help; these are primarily laser engravers and cutters, but also include the impressive xTool M1 that combines laser and blade technology.

While the best Cricut machines focus on using cutting blades to cut, engrave and score; and the best Glowforge machines make use of powerful lasers to do the same with speed and precision, the top xTool machines fit somewhere in between. Though that gap with Glowforge is closer now, with the launch of the xTool P2 – a 55 watt CO2 laser that is incredibly powerful and fast. I've used, reviewed and tested the majority of the machines below (my xTool P2 review is in progress but early impressions are very good).

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Ian Dean is Editor, Digital Arts & 3D at Creative Bloq, and the former editor of many leading magazines. These titles included ImagineFX, 3D World and video game titles Play and Official PlayStation Magazine. Ian launched Xbox magazine X360 and edited PlayStation World. For Creative Bloq, Ian combines his experiences to bring the latest news on digital art, VFX and video games and tech, and in his spare time he doodles in Procreate, ArtRage, and Rebelle while finding time to play Xbox and PS5.