A couple years back I shot a video of myself disassembling a laser level and then wrote a blog entry about it. But that story disappeared during the last redesign of our website. Fortunately the video still exists. I ran across it the other day while posting something to YouTube so I thought I’d put it out there again.

What inspired me to take the tool apart was that I’d been using lasers for 15 plus years without ever seeing the inside of one. That wouldn’t seem odd to the average office-worker, who calls the repair guy when the coffee maker won’t work. But to a tradesman, it’s kind of weird to own a tool and not ever take it apart or fix it. So that’s my excuse for this video of me tearing a laser apart to see what’s inside. Oh, and in case you’re wondering—it did still work after I put it back together.