Let’s face it, rust is one of the biggest annoyances for any hobby mechanic, but this hand-held 1000-watt laser should do the trick, as it blasts away rust, paint, and any other coating, revealing clean metal in seconds. It’s called the P-Laser QF-1000, and designed for industrial applications, like preparing metal for robotic welding. Those who don’t need 1000 watts of power can opt for the low-power QF-50, which costs $53,000. Continue reading for another video and more information.

“A P-Laser spokesperson explained that the system uses short pulses of laser light. When aimed at a metal surface, ‘the dirt layer and any oxides underneath will absorb the energy and evaporate.’ The metal underneath will not absorb the laser energy, leaving nothing but a clean surface ready for welding or painting,” reports Road and Track.


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