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Stockton
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« on: January 13, 2011, 07:07:57 PM »

I am getting a Standard Issue saber and i am wanting to install a covertec knob. How do i go about doing this?
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« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2011, 07:14:01 PM »

Remove the pommel and pull the battery pack out.  With a sharpie, put a dot on the saber where you want the wheel to be, but it must be at least 1.25 inches up from the bottom of the hilt so it doesn't interfere with the threads.  With a 1/8" drill bit, carefully drill a hole where you made the mark.  Now with an 8-32 tap, thread the hole.  Then attach a TCSS covertech wheel using an 8-32 x 5/16" socket head cap screw. I just used a regular old hand held power drill to make the hole. I dont have any mad skillz or fancy tools. You need to make some kind of indent into the hilt to stop the drill from slipping and scratching the heck out of your hilt. I used an old pointy screw and a hammer to do this. Not very subtle but it works.
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« Reply #2 on: January 13, 2011, 07:53:08 PM »

Remove the pommel and pull the battery pack out.  With a sharpie, put a dot on the saber where you want the wheel to be, but it must be at least 1.25 inches up from the bottom of the hilt so it doesn't interfere with the threads.  With a 1/8" drill bit, carefully drill a hole where you made the mark.  Now with an 8-32 tap, thread the hole.  Then attach a TCSS covertech wheel using an 8-32 x 5/16" socket head cap screw. I just used a regular old hand held power drill to make the hole. I dont have any mad skillz or fancy tools. You need to make some kind of indent into the hilt to stop the drill from slipping and scratching the heck out of your hilt. I used an old pointy screw and a hammer to do this. Not very subtle but it works.

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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2011, 03:07:36 PM »

Thanks for the description Wolfen! Now i got a dumb question, i am no handy man. How do you thread a hole? lol
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« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2011, 03:08:45 PM »

You need to buy a tap like this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Du-Bro-363-8-32-Tap-Drill/dp/B0006O4GZA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1295046601&sr=8-2
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« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2011, 07:58:12 PM »

I already bought my second saber after receiving the Aeon,
it was beautiful!

And now planning to buy my last piece, can I
request the Ultra Saber shop to do the drilling
for the covertec clip before delivery?

Rather than risk ruining a good saber.  Undecided
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2011, 08:06:53 PM »

They charge extra for it but yes you can. I had them do it to my Aeon. They charge a little extra, $10 I think, but I'd rather pay that than have to buy a new saber.
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