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« on: January 16, 2020, 10:11:09 AM »

So I wanted to slide the whole assembly out of my hilt and the switch is glued-in. This seems to make it tough (impossible?) to empty my hilt.

Question 1: Is there anything I can do to free this mess from my current hilt electronics?
Question 2: If I order a new saber, can I ask them not to glue all of that in, or would I have to buy an empty hilt and piece it together from there?

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 10:31:39 AM »

You have an AV switch? Those are always glued in. You could use a heat gun and carefully (!) heat the glue, unscrew the nut inside and then remove the switch. It's not easy, but possible.
Why they do that...no idea.
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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 11:32:51 AM »

You have an AV switch? Those are always glued in. You could use a heat gun and carefully (!) heat the glue, unscrew the nut inside and then remove the switch. It's not easy, but possible.
Why they do that...no idea.

I was thinking that, but I have shrink-tube wires in a lot of that and I'm not sure how sensitive they'd be to heat

Thinking I might start with a blow drier on high just to see how the glue reacts to just a little heat. If it fares better than what's around it, I'll probably take the leap.
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 11:37:08 AM »

That sounds like a plan.  IF you can, document what you do and post it, there are no doubt many who would be interested in seeing how it goes (like me!)
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 03:28:18 PM »

That sounds like a plan.  IF you can, document what you do and post it, there are no doubt many who would be interested in seeing how it goes (like me!)

Yup, a short video would be great! (Even if it doesn't work, a video would be great---some of our greatest lessons can be learned from what DOESN'T work)

Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 03:41:22 PM »

Why they do that...no idea.

So vibrations don't knock the nut loose, which will happen with a dueling saber after awhile. It was either that or locktite  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 03:43:26 PM »

So vibrations don't knock the nut loose, which will happen with a dueling saber after awhile. It was either that or locktite  Cheesy

That's what I suspected.  :-)  Thanks for confirmation!

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« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2020, 06:12:54 AM »

Makes sense...and great that you didn't use locktite Cheesy Otherwise it would become even more difficult to remove the switch Wink
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