By David Ponce

It’s the bane of pseudo-handymen worldwide: having to align those holes so that your darling’s pretty handpicked artwork lines up perfectly. Usually, you have to measure from the ceiling, or from a doorframe and mark the spot on the wall. And that, my friend, takes effort, which you’ll remember, you’re fatally allergic to.

Well, no more of that.

For $70, you can purchase, right here, from Sears, this drill from Craftman that comes equipped with two lasers: one vertical and the other horizontal. The laser traces a line on the wall, which you can use to make certain your next hole is at the same level as the previous, without having to take the measuring tape out.

So, no, it’s probably not new. So sue me. I want a show of hands of who’s seen this for the first time, so I can make my point.

Story VIA BookOfJoe.


  1. I haven’t seen it before, and furthermore it’s something I might actually want to buy. Who cares if you post slightly older stuff? This site is about innovation, not breaking news.

  2. Probably has the same mechanism as a laster level would — a series of inclined tilt switches, each at a different angle, to let you (or the chip inside the thing) know what constitutes “perpendicular to the center of mass of the planet”.

    Never seen this before, and I work with mechanical things and tools by trade.

  3. Wake me up when Sear’s has a robot that will drill the hole, hang the painting and then cook some dinner. I already have a robot that cleans my pool and he’s the greatest thing since Atari.