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    I posted that on the force boards with detailed pictures - on Loreen's thread.

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    aww tthats where i saw it.

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    <font size="3"><font color="purple">I don't even bother with the stereo wire anymore, either, like in the elwirecheap.com instructions. I used to go hang out with those guys, their warehouse is just a few miles from where I work. Back when I started making EL blades, the High Brightness wire didn't exist yet. I don't know why those guys don't stock it. [:I] They lost my business and are losing out on it with other EL blade builders.

    I'm using Tim's quick and easy soldering method now.[]

    It did drive me crazy trying to strip that dang EL wire using a regular wire stripper. I kept cutting the fine wires with it. I decided to bite the bullet and spend the $15 for an automatic one. With all the blades I have made, it was more than worth it to save frustration, and whatever I have left of my sanity!</font id="purple"></font id="size3"> []

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    when i put together the blue el blade kit i got from tim, i just soldered the big and the small wires directly to the mono plug. i havent had a break yet.

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    I just built one last night and this time I took a cue from Tim, he suggested Hot Glue to seal it, I couldn't find my gun so used Clear RTV instead.

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    I used to use rtv until I tried hot glue. It dries 100 times faster and sets up allot harder.

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    Thanks Tim I guess before I build the Green El I will have to quest for the Glue Gun we have 3 of them but can never find one when you need it.[]

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    I realize this is an old thread, but it seemed like the best place for my question. Is it possible to wire up an entire saber (LED + soundboard + battery pack + any other goodies) just using butt splices instead of soldering?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rough Trade View Post
    I realize this is an old thread, but it seemed like the best place for my question. Is it possible to wire up an entire saber (LED + soundboard + battery pack + any other goodies) just using butt splices instead of soldering?
    Yes, this is an incredibly old thread. Is it technically possible? Maybe. However, I wouldn't recommend it. If you are going to use pre-wired stuff, why would you need to do this?
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    So I wouldn't have to solder anything. Not that I have anything against soldering, it's just that I happen to have butt splices handy, but not a soldering iron.

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