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    Thread Injector Laser Guidance System

    Dr. Evil: "You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads! "

    Well I couldn't get any sharks, or ill tempered sea bass, so I opted for a sewing machine with a laser beam. I finally got around to putting this on today. I just took off the guard over the "up and down thingy" and put a wider piece on there and the laser attaches with a built in magnet. I just line it up with the needle using a square and off we go.

    For whatever reason I often have a hard time visually "projecting" a straight line from the needle to ... where ever, mostly when I leave the edge of the fabric and need to sew on a 45 or something, like when doing a box stitch on webbing etc. The added benefit is it keeps you from looking a the needle so much, which really isn't going anywhere so it doesn't help to look at it. I'll probably put one on my other machine too as I am quite happy with it.
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    Holy Toledo, Batman! You'll start seeing these installed in the commercial machines before you know it!

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    That is very cool . . .

    . . . I might gonna want one of them thar thingies.
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    That is really cool
    Laughed pretty good when I saw the pics. It really did happen

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    wow that is cool

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    Fantastic idea. I was impressed when my friend's chop saw had a laser, but the sewing machine is awesome!

    Now where's my laser level...
    "Do or do not, there is no try." -- Yoda


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    Darth Vader would be proud

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    When I first looked at this I laughed. But the more I think about it the more I think it is a great idea,
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Holy Toledo, Batman! You'll start seeing these installed in the commercial machines before you know it!
    I'm a little surprised its not an option already.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bradley View Post
    That is very cool . . .

    . . . I might gonna want one of them thar thingies.
    Thank you sir. Do it up, I think my Pfaff is next for one of these. Wish I could get a smaller laser tho.

    Quote Originally Posted by TZBrown View Post
    That is really cool
    Laughed pretty good when I saw the pics. It really didhappenTZ
    Thanks TZ, I know it looks funny but its helpful.

    Quote Originally Posted by amilykovic View Post
    wow that is cool
    Thank you much.

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnSawyer View Post
    Fantastic idea. I was impressed when my friend's chop saw had a laser, but the sewing machine is awesome!

    Now where's my laser level...
    Thank you Mr Sawyer, mount one up, I think you'll like it.

    Quote Originally Posted by islander View Post
    Darth Vader would be proud
    No more using the Force for me, I just follow the red line.

    Quote Originally Posted by Poppabear View Post
    When I first looked at this I laughed. But the more I think about it the more I think it is a great idea,
    Thanks Poppabear.
    Good luck,
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