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    Quote: The seized pointers are illegal in the UK as their power rating of 5 milliWatt (mW) is more than the 1mW allowed.

    Oh dear, that looks like the first nail in the coffin
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    dang!

    sure hope they keep it only pointers and dont get carried away
    -Josh

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    Quote Originally Posted by thesk8nmidget View Post
    dang!

    sure hope they keep it only pointers and dont get carried away
    No, what will happen is you will need to file the same paperwork professionals have to do to import a laser. And wait , and wait, and wait............

    A varience app in the US can be as long as 3-6 months. The importation forms usually run a bit quicker.

    So you buy from a stocking distributer who has done the paperwork, import a quality laser that meets CDRH/IEC/Trading Standards and the price goes way up.

    think of it this way, that will make your work more artistic when the cheap club systems for 200-300$ go away from diode/scanner mortality.

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    Now i can appreciate the hassle you guys have in the states

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