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Hi everyone, I'm new here and fairly new to lasers in general.

I had a little red pointer laser as a young'un and was so fascinated with it I ran it completely into the ground before long. I have wanted something substantially more powerful for a while and on and off for the last few years but never committed due to it all being a bit of a minefield - I don't like being conned.

Finally I overheard someone talking about lasers a few weeks ago and that person's chatter gave me the final kick I needed. A week or so of solid research on here and Google, and I knew roughly which sites were good, which ones were crap, and that I wanted a 100mW green laser. (I know that's a lot for a starter-outer, but I have a terrible habit of being disappointed - this time, I was not).

So here we are then. I'm 23 years old, from SW Scotland and just recently took delivery of a SKY 532-100 from laserbtb, and have a pair of Eagle glasses working their way to me now.

I haven't played with the laser much because quite frankly it scares the doody out of me. Well not literally, but this thing is godly. The beam (or should I say, muthafrickin green pillar of light) loves painting the clouds at night and when shone around a corner in the house (dot out of sight) lights it up a lovely green shimmer n' sparkle. It even stings my fingers (ouch!) - eyes tightly shut of course.

Once my safety glasses arrive I'll bring it out to play properly, but till then it's staying well and truly in its box for fear I might lase a hole in the moon, blow my finger off or scare the local grannies. I also want a 405 but that is absolutely out of the question until said glasses arrive.

If anyone wants me to post pictures, I will - but I don't want to bore you all with something you have seen a thousand times.

Well that's my introduction, I hope I didn't bore too many of you and I hope to gain knowledge and maybe even some friends in common round here. I hope you all appreciate my humour and rest assured - my attitude to safety with these things is not at all blase.



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Welcome to LPF trencheel

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