Cable Installation Gun (LaserLine)

Author: Brian Rhodes, Published on Oct 08, 2012

Not many think shooting a gun can reduce labor costs. However, that is exactly the claim made by LaserLine, a tool for shooting pull lines over long distances. The company claims to make quick and easy work of a difficult and labor-intensive task, but is the product more gimmick than utility? In this note, we examine the gun to see if it delivers on the claim.

LaserLine Features

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