Author Topic: Laser-Guided Scissors?!  (Read 2992 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline Matthew Schenker

  • Posts: 2620
Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« on: April 21, 2007, 11:43 PM »
Yes, folks, a pair of laser-guided scissors!!!

If the date was April 1, I'd think this was an April Fool's joke.  But it appears they are serious.

If you don't believe me, check this link:
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=95566

Here's an image:


Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline ejantny

  • Posts: 182
  • Scotia, NY
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2007, 12:09 AM »
Is this the return of the pet rock.   ::)

Offline Corwin

  • Posts: 2644
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2007, 02:36 AM »
That ought to put out one heck of a light show when you make that cut...

Offline Michael Kellough

  • Posts: 4170
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2007, 10:52 AM »
Well I think it's a great idea, imagine being able to cut a straight line without a straight edge. Or, to be able to cut materials that won't take a mark or would be spoiled by marking. Or, stuff like velvet that is difficult to cut with a knife.

It all depends on the implementation. If the laser is out of alignment it's game over. If the laser line is so bright or fat that you can't tell where the center of the line is it won't be much help. But if done right I'd buy it.

Offline mastercabman

  • Posts: 1854
  • NORFOLK,VA
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2007, 11:11 AM »
i don't know about "great idea", the trick would be to keep your hand/scissor straight!  when you move your hand,so is the laser!  so you are following every move you make!
I don't understand!?! I keep cutting it,and it's still too short!

Offline Steve Rowe

  • Posts: 828
  • Teach them safety when they are young.
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #5 on: April 22, 2007, 01:56 PM »
What will be next - the scissor stop? ;D

Offline ejantny

  • Posts: 182
  • Scotia, NY
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #6 on: April 22, 2007, 02:14 PM »
What will be next - the scissor stop? ;D

Probably the "plunge scissor"

Offline Steve Rowe

  • Posts: 828
  • Teach them safety when they are young.
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #7 on: April 22, 2007, 06:52 PM »
Probably the "plunge scissor"
If they had a plunge scissor with a guide rail, it seems that the need for a laser guide would become moot.  ;)

Offline Dave Rudy

  • Posts: 771
  • Coloroda Front Range, in the lee of Pikes Peak
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2007, 08:29 AM »
Needs a $350 Incra-style precision alignment jig and a 4.5 HP motor to eliminate all that extra hand work.  Then, maybe....



Offline mot

  • Posts: 48
Re: Laser-Guided Scissors?!
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 01:36 PM »
Dust collection.