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    Laser Setup for Captured System

    Where do guys get your laser for your captured system and how big is the hardware? description would be helpful...Thanks

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    At the risk of looking like a shill (which I am)...

    http://monster-lathe-tools.com/

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    Homemade on the cheap version...I read somewhere someone had gotten some kind of laser at Radio Shack...Hmmmmm Cant say you are a shill. I dont know what one is...Googling I go !!!

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    I think Dan has a source for the laser emitters themselves. (The little "capsule" part that actually produces the red light.) He should be able to point you in the right direction.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I think Dan has a source for the laser emitters themselves. (The little "capsule" part that actually produces the red light.) He should be able to point you in the right direction.
    Using a laser pointer, of course!
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    Well I'll chime in - I buy and have bought all my Metal parts from Monster because I have the hollowing rig and the parts are great along with the service. However, I have a larger home made hollowing rig that I put a transformer on instead of using a battery box. Then I converted my Monster rig to the same type of set up and dumped the battery box all together. The transformer I originally bought was from Radio Shack and I began having troubles burning out the lasers faster than normal (see the long post on AAW discussing the same issue in complete technical detail ) - Finally, I found that the transformer was probably causing spikes and exceeding the lasers limits.

    I have not tested the new transformer yet (designed for laser modules) mentioned below but ill let you know - In the meantime one sure way is to stick with the battery boxes as the AA's they will not have the spikes or dirty power issues that transformers may have. Below is what I have recently purchased to use on both my rigs.........................Dan


    Power Supply - http://www.apinex.com/ret2/AC110-220-DC3.html

    Lasers - http://www.aixiz.com/store/product_i...roducts_id/296

    Battery Holder - http://www.batteryspace.com/batteryh...compliant.aspx
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    Update on the Transformer

    Today I hooked up the transformer and it works fine - not sure about whether ill have the same problem as with the old one I had from Radio Shack and burning out diodes sooner than usual but for now its working great - I hooked it up and shut off the battery pack and used it to hollow a small vessel and it worked without any problems - for now im happy with it.........................Dan
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    Looks good Dan. I may do the same thing...If you run into problems with any of it let me know !!!! Thanks!!!!!!

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    Since you are using a Monster system I was wondering why you do not just use their laser system. It works really well.

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    Larry - I have but I had replaced the original battery box after awhile because I kept going thru batteries and the box itself needed me to put a card in it for more holding pressuer to make the contacts work - it was not Monster's fault, it was from use - so I put a Radio Shack transformer in line and it worked great but then I started going thru lasers faster than normal - So I bought the new transformer mentioned to see if the current is better controlled (time will tell) - as for the not getting the lasers from Monster I simply found a cheaper source - I have another hollowing Rig - for Large hollowing - having the transformer with the clips enables me to quickly switch power source if I want also - Plus I guess I just like playing with things to see if I can make them better by redesigning.

    I have bought alot of tools from Monster and im sure ill continue - but I make my own cutters, arms, etc.. now because I can and I feel they are better than whats out there alot of times ....... but for quality you can count on them everytime for sure
    Last edited by Dan Mosley; 12-10-2012 at 03:29 PM.
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