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Thread: Lighted circle straight drilling aid - GIF

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    That's cool. Wish there had been more info about the product.

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    What does it do besides making some circles? What is the purpose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by piper184 View Post
    That's cool. Wish there had been more info about the product.
    Google is your friend...

    https://www.bullseyebore.com/

    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/b...s-every-time#/
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    As Marv posted - this is a project on Indiegogo by a company called BullsEyeBore

    They anticipate this will sell for $139 in August

    I think you could make your own of this. It uses multiple lasers (cheap cat toy laser pointers are 6 for $11) and magnet(s) to hold the device to the drill chuck, and a humk of plastic (3D printable)

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloJohn View Post
    As Marv posted - this is a project on Indiegogo by a company called BullsEyeBore

    They anticipate this will sell for $139 in August

    I think you could make your own of this. It uses multiple lasers (cheap cat toy laser pointers are 6 for $11) and magnet(s) to hold the device to the drill chuck, and a humk of plastic (3D printable)
    Also, it has a power switch. A kewler design would use a centripetal switch so it turns on when the drill chuck spins.
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    A few years ago Tony Foale posted a Laser Center Finder for a drill press here. Nice project. I bought a tiny red laser for about $22 but haven't completed the project yet. Can't remember source but will look for details and edit this post.

    Edit: I bought it here but I forget the model number.
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    The several concentric circles are what assists with vertical accurately, but 3 lasers should be sufficient.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BuffaloJohn View Post
    As Marv posted - this is a project on Indiegogo by a company called BullsEyeBore

    They anticipate this will sell for $139 in August

    I think you could make your own of this. It uses multiple lasers (cheap cat toy laser pointers are 6 for $11) and magnet(s) to hold the device to the drill chuck, and a humk of plastic (3D printable)
    Marnetic has them for $44.95
    https://marnetic.com/products/precis...47571646939470

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    Quote Originally Posted by imohtep56 View Post
    That is very interesting. The BullsEyeBore looks like a 100% copy of something sold by a Greek company for $44.95 with free shipping anywhere in the world for orders over $44 - imagine that...

    Also, there is this reddit post about the same thing:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking...ne_tried_this/

    which is from 9 years ago - same company bullseyebore

    And a Popular Mechanics article from 2015 (9 years ago) on the same company and product...

    Then there is another reddit from 4 months ago:

    https://www.reddit.com/r/woodworking...based_on_this/

    Though the reddit goes off on a tangent in the comments, I'm getting a big 'ol wiff of somethings not right...

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