Introduction: Laser Pointer Scissors

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I will show you how to quickly make a laser guided scissors so that you will always cut straight to the point you want.

Step 1: Step 1: Materials

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You will need
-Scissors
-Laser Pointer
-Dremel Tool
-Hot Glue Gun 
-Tape for quicker version (on off switch for longer version)
-Ruler

Step 2: Step 2: Grinding Down

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On your scissors you will see thats a bold that holds the 2 blades, if you want to call them, together. You will have to take the dremel and grind it down do its got a flat top. Dont grind it too far because then it will break off and you wont have scissors.

Step 3: Step 3: Alignment

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You are going to want to place the laser so that the dot will be just infront of the scissors when they are cutting. Use the ruler to get an approximate of the angle the pointer should be on. Then take the tape and tape down the button of the laser so its on. Hold the laser pointer on the bolt you just grinded and fix it so the dot is where you want it which is just infront of the tip of the scissors.

Step 4: Step 4: Glueing

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Keep in mind where you placed the laser. Use the hot glue gun to glue it in place. You could use other glue but hot glue harden much faster so it would be easier to use. Once its dried its ready to use. Its Very useful and it might not look like it works be its alot strighter then just eyeing it. A modification to this would be if you want to use a on off switch instead of putting tape on every time but that would require taking it appart and switching it and making a bigger hole. Also you could add a swivel bolt so you can move the laser forward and back. One more modification would be to get a laser that will creat the whole line but those are more expensive so i just started you guys out with the basics. Enjoy your new stright lines!

Comments

The Ideanator (author)2011-04-19

A line laser would work better.