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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78858

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Hey guys, My girlfriend's Talon came in today and I have to say I am impressed. The saber is beautiful, feels wonderful, and I'm very happy with the weathering. I am spending most of my time planning my K4 and Sid builds and repairing and upgrading my Venom so I ordered a prebuilt LED from saberforge to make the Talon build just a simple wiring job. The problem I'm having is I can't put the LED unit in the saber lol. At the place where the "body" meets the "switch section" the Inner Diameter gets a bit smaller and the LED won't fit past that point to allow me to slide it up past the switch holes. I think it's just slightly under the one inch size I don't have access to a drill press to bore it out at all so my only idea so far is to sand down the outside on the heatsink slowly and carefully till it fits. Has anybody installed a talon who has a better thought or any other tricks or advice that could help me? Thanks in advance everyone.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78862

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Edited - Whoops, thin neck.

RMA is an option, otherwise the housings are indeed sandable. I'll ask the basic question, LED retention screw? :P
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78866

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Yeah because of the thin neck i have to run it through the bottom and the LED is seated right above the switches and underneath the neck, there is a standard set screw right there. I'm definitely hoping to avoid sending it back and as long sanding the heatsink down won't damage it's thermal conduction at all then I'll probably go with that first and then if I can't get it down to size I'll go through the RMA. I'll put some pictures up when I get the chance later
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78868

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That decrease in ID is actually 1". The heatsink will fit, but it takes some skill and patience to get it to sit into the area. Those thin neck apprentice line hilts are a PITA to install.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78869

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I thought it just wasn't seating properly at first but when I tested the LED unit's fit in the emitter and it slid perfectly into that one inch ID section, and then I took some one inch blade stock to check the ID inside the switch and the blade stock won't slide past the switch section either so I think it must be just under an inch by mistake, I can wedge the blade stock a little further but it's just too tight to push through and I don't wanna force anything of course.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78872

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You backed the set screw off right? Will the blade stock slide past the switch section?
If not it could be some burrs/rough edge from where the switch holes were drilled/milled. I've had that happen before.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78875

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Yeah i removed the set screw completely but it's not even going to the switch holes it stops as soon as the LED gets to where the body meets the switch section. I tried an actual one inch diameter blade today (also my 7/8 blade which fortunately was very loose) and because of the extra length I was able grab onto it and slide it further past the switch holes than i was able to get the few inches of blade stock i tried but it's very tight for certain. I think that sanding it should take just enough for it to slide smoothly in there.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 3 weeks ago #78884

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The Anodizing may be a little too thick on the inside? Sounds like a little sanding will work though.
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Need to pick your brains. 4 months 2 weeks ago #78979

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Must have been the anodizing but needless to say sanding worked once I got it down to where it slid in easy it was all downhill from there. The saber is beautiful and the color is awesome. The interesting part is this is my girlfriend's second purple saber but this one is way more purple. I shined the LEDs at the wall and the first one seems to be 2 blue 2 red and the new one seems to be 3 blue 1 red. All in all I'm very happy, next to come is my k4 soon.





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