Well, I have built a captured hollowing rig and it works well for me. The problem is that I have used two cheaper laser pointers like you would use for presentations and they have both quit working. I am guessing that they are not designed for that type of work. Had both of them so not out much.
The question that I have is: What and where can one purchase a pointer that would work for this application but not cost a lot. I have seen one on the elbo tool web site for around $22.
Any suggestions are welcome.