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    I'm needing longer kill keys then what are offered in the store. I like #5 but it's too short for my build. Style 6 would be long enough and I can cut it to length, but I'd like the head from #5. Anyone have any idea on how to solve my problem? I'm not sure cutting off the head off #5 and drill it out and gluing in the plastic kill key #6 is the best idea. I'm just wondering about any ideas that may have worked or thoughts from others.

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    If you go to your local big box and check out the parts drawers you will find nylon spacers that work well. I don't know the correct size off hand, but they are cheap and they work. I had a port that didn't work quite perfectly, a band of electrical tape fixed that.

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    While I've never done it the way you described, I believe it could work if done right.

    As JB said, nylon spacers from the hardware store can work. I've done it with a spacer and thumbscrew. I did have to turn down the spacer on the lathe. I've also made one with a 3mm led bezel and styrene rod center drilled.

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    Thanks guys, good advice I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the image D.C. I have some screws like that I might try something like that.
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    I used part of a ball-point pen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rlobrecht View Post
    I used part of a ball-point pen.
    And that's exactly what I ended up using. I figured it out yesterday after a few failed attempts with spacers from the hardware store. The cool thing was I found an 8-32 screw threads in perfectly too. Thanks Guys!

    Last edited by Jediseth; 08-22-2017 at 11:44 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jediseth View Post
    And that's exactly what I ended up using. I figured it out yesterday after a few failed attempts with spacers from the hardware store. The cool thing was I found an 8-32 screw threads in perfectly too. Thanks Guys!
    Nice job!
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    Thanks D.C. Looking at your image you provided got my wheels turning. I saw a video of one of Genesis custom sabers "Revan Last" I think it was with a red spacer on his kill key and realized it looked like the red plastic off the inside of my pen. Lightbulb when on.

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