After over 30 years at the bench, and 5 of them using a laser I
changed jobs, @ 6 years ago. I went to a shop without a laser, and
almost immediately I knew I was lost at sea. I felt like my hands
were tied behind my back I missed that laser so much! After @ 1/2 a
year without a lsaer, I figured out how to buy one for myself.
There are jobs that the laser is simply the best tool for the job,
while others are better done with the torch, and I would be
handicapped without both at my bench.