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    Some helpful tips on where to place your blade retention screw, and how to do it yourself.

    http://youtu.be/nGqiw4dorDs

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    I recall this was one of your Shop Secrets Video, I found them amazingly helpful, thanks so much!!! Especially the one about making a shroud from a sink tube! Keep doing such tutorials, I for one am always keen on learning from the true masters!

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    i was getting ready to do this to one of my sabers and was looking for how to's on tapping screws the other day! thank you.

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    Thank you for sharing this. Helps out on future projects.
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    Why is everyone using a screw to fastened the blade, why not use another method? Am i missing something? Doesn't piercing the blade weaken it?
    Sorry for the somewhat bad english, im french but i try.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgal Pain View Post
    Why is everyone using a screw to fastened the blade, why not use another method? Am i missing something? Doesn't piercing the blade weaken it?
    Sorry for the somewhat bad english, im french but i try.
    The screw does not go into the blade. It presses against one side of of it creating a pressure fit.

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    So theres no reason preventing me to use another method, good to know.
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    I believe a lot of methods have been discussed or tried, but the retention screw proves to be the most feasible/economical solution. Good luck with your experimentation and be safe. It would not be good to have a blade flying out and hitting someone or something.

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    The goal is to have no screws if possible, to have everythi ng thightened by hand.
    And no worries, security is a concern.
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    You can use a thumbscrew if you don't want to need a tool when you remove the blade.

    OR you can use a set screw if you don't want a visible screw holding the blade in place, but you'll need a small tool to tighten it.

    If you'd like to experiment and find a different solution, go for it. The blade retention screw is not the only way to hold a blade in place, but it is the simplest and most economical method to do so, and it holds blades very well.
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