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Laser Aligner! (Yes I said LASER!) February 7, 2009

Posted by Ruzter in Assembly, Fabrication.
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When you are preparing to cut some material on your CNC, you usually align the bit with one of the corners of the material as a stating point. I saw a great set up trick on a youtube video to make this easier, you mount a laser cross-hair on your CNC and then line that up instead. You set your machine to know exactly how far the cross-hairs are from your actual cutting bit. Here is the video:

I got my laser cross-hair on eBay (where else) for about $5 delivered.

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Here is how I mounted it:

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And here it is powered up

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