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    Buttrock Re: The Ultimate Laser Buyer's Guide: Handhelds & Pointers

    You hould put the core on too, since you got the leadlight...
    Great Guide by the way
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    Flashaholic* Raccoon's Avatar
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    Default Re: The Ultimate Laser Buyer's Guide: Handhelds & Pointers

    Hey Bert, I think we're ready for another update.

    BTW, where the heck have you been? Pick any locks lately?

    Did I ever mention that I blame you for my becoming a locksmith?
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    Excellent guide! I agree, an update would be awesome!

    I think a guide about what all the technical terms mean would be nice too. Kind of like a laser dictionary?

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    HAHA it does still exist.. Its been a while.. if anyone wants to take over and update this regularly since I cannot, feel free.

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    Noticed mention of the core. I recently received a free core from WL in exchange for helping with the website.
    While I cannot give power measurements, I can say that other users have reported rock steady output at ~4mW. The transverse mode is a steady TEM00.
    It is also IR filtered and has optical feedback regulation. I have also used it with 2xAAA "Duraloops." I have not measured runtimes.
    Has square threads, which I found to be a surprising touch. Nice and smooth. The body is brass, so I guess the black coating is paint. It feels really smooth, hard to grip. No features like a clip to help you there.
    The button is a little tough to push, i.e. it is close to flush with the body and offers more physical resistance to being pushed than other momentary switches. This can be a plus or a minus, depending on how you use it.

    edit: rule 6 still confuses me, so I'll make this clear: I received this for free as payment for work. They were not expecting a review, and I was not offering one in exchange for a free laser. I don't work for WL, but I guess that is kind of like, freelance work? It was this offer where you email in bugs you find in the website and they fix the bugs and send you a free gift for your trouble. So yeah, I don't think this was a special review unit, but just so you know how I came to be in possession of this pointer, there ya go!
    Last edited by bshanahan14rulz; 03-02-2012 at 08:50 AM.

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Laser Buyer's Guide: Handhelds & Pointers

    In fact. I would like to share more videos. They are so wonderful!

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    Any more updates?

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    Default Re: The Ultimate Laser Buyer's Guide: Handhelds & Pointers

    Alot of great information in this guide, thank you. Anyone know of a great place to buy a good quality laser. I have purchased a few lasers and most of them come out of China. I have purchased from all price ranges and they all seem to be junk. I shouldn't say money is no object but I am willing to pay for a good quality laser that will last for year rather than 1 - 2 months.

    Any information is appreciated.

    Thank you.

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