While we’re waiting for the first functioning light saber to hit the commercial market — or would that sell better at Target? oh well, we’re not marketers — we’ll just have to be satisfied with the glut of other laser-driven products flooding shelves. What product isn’t better with a laser? Or two?
One such laser-driven goody we stumbled across today is the Type HL–100 Hole Laser from Stabila. The HL–100’s geared to make electricians, plumbers and HVAC technicians’ lives a bit easier by simplifying the process of drilling holes in a row.
It’s pretty easy to use, or so Stabila’s marketers say: Drill your first hole. The HL-100 mounts to that hole in a stud or board via a large locking-nut-type device that screws onto the HL’s shaft. The laser is positioned in the shaft, also now conveniently located the center of your freshly-bored hole.
Flip on the laser and the HL projects a beam exactly in the same spot on the next stud. Each time you drill, the laser shines through to the next stud. Drill ’till you’re done. Stabila says it works on wood and metal studs.
We know what you’re thinking. We had the same thought: Call us when the laser can make the holes. Come on, be serious. In the imortal words of Santa Claus, “You’ll shoot your eye out, kid.” This is the next best thing, really.
Street pricing for the HL–100 starts around $180 and you cna find it all over the web.