I'm after medium to .001" resolution.
And a laser will not get me there.
And I really don't understand those that say it's (laser) perfect.
For rough work, yes, but even on .005" - .010" centers you're guessin' & hopin', not knowin'.
I know the importance of close order drilling and the consequences if you can't.
Have studied this for a long time. In fact this fence
is predicated on being able to drill to
.001". Not only for the hole diameters, centers, and the coordinates for a set of centered holes but their roundness. Absurd for wood, but not for metal and plastic.
And if you make jigs, the essence of precise woodworking, you need metal and plastic substrates.
And therefore, you need the skills, drills and machine to do just that.