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I've had a change of heart. As I've thought about this, it occurs to me that I really have a strong ethical objection to selling a laser built in a host that is specifically designed (by the host manufacturer) to be dangerous. That's not something I like the thought of. There's no reason for "assault spikes" on a handheld anything, let alone a laser.

As a side note, if anyone recognizes this host well enough that they would be able to direct me to a non-assault-spiked equivalent (IE, the same host, but without the assault crown), that would be wonderful. I'd love to transplant the work I did on this build into a more benign home.

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For Sale: A new 1,300 mW 445nm build called "The Snake Bite"
- Using a cherry-picked higher wavelength 452nm diode!



This is a fierce looking host, with one of those highly polished heatsinks from Ray J Neal (back when he was still machining around here). His work really was beautiful. If you look at the close-up shots you'll see that there is gorgeous ornamental tapering or "steps" on the front of the chrome-like heatsink. Of course, it's t assault crown that really gives this guy its signature look. This guy runs on 2x16340 or 2x18350 cells, and I would encourage you to use good ones (they don't have to cost a lot: Affordable IMRs)

The neat part is that I've been cherry-picking higher wavelength diodes. I'm building with the 450+ diodes, and filtering out those that fall in the 440 range. So this is a 452nm diode, which means that mW for mW you'll get a much brighter beam than with a 445. Colour-wise, I don't think you can tell a 452 from a 445, but brightness wise, your eye will certainly perceive it as brighter.



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Nice looking laser, it should go quick, especially with that very cool custom "bullet" focus adapter
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This is one beasty laser!
Will it get through customs with that assault crown? :P
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Will it get through c ustoms with that assault crown? :P
It shouldn't technically be a problem, but I'm actually to ship them in two separate packages, both trackable.
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Default Re: FS: 1.3W 445nm Laser "The Snake Bite" (Brighter 452nm Wavelength) + IMR Cells

Good news!

We're not allowed to mail lithium ion cells anymore - BUT, I wanted to include some good cells with this build. So, for the new owner, I'm just going to order a set to be sent directly to your address.

Included with this build will be a set of 2x high quality IMR lithium ion batteries
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Hey guys,

I've had a change of heart. As I've thought about this thread more, it has occurred to to me that I really don't feel good about it in principal. I have a strong ethical objection to selling a laser that is built in a host that was specifically designed (by the host's manufacturer) to be dangerous. A host of this nature is dangerous even when it's not turned on. That's not something I like the thought of. There's no reason for "assault spikes". They look neat, but there's no way I would ever feel comfortable taking this laser anywhere outside the home. And if I feel that way, then I can't in good conscience pass the unit along to someone else who might. So it's not for sale, and I'm going to recycle her into something else more peaceful.

As a side note:
- If anyone recognizes this host well enough that they would be able to direct me to a non-assault-spiked equivalent (IE, the same host, but without the assault crown), that would be wonderful. I'd love to transplant the work I did on this build into a more benign home.
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I could have a simple bezel ring that may fit this host, I'll have to check...

could it look like this>




This one has the dimensions of 3.06mm thick 29.6mm dia 23.80mm hole size
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Default Re: NOT FS: 1.3W 445nm Laser "The Snake Bite" (Brighter 452nm Wavelength) + IMR Cells

What host is it? There is some kind of a name on the side... model number maybe?

As for the host being dangerous... most are, it's mostly a matter of application though. Besides, the assault crown would actually work against anyone taking it outside by say sticking it in their pocket, that is unless said person enjoys scratches and cuts from the crenelations
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Yes - i think that's the right size. Is that plastic or metal?

It's the WF-503C
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I'm going to order these two, I think they'll potentially fit the heatsink:

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I've heard that the TSA has been cracking down on these type of lights going through airport security, so yeah it might actually draw some unwanted attention of customs.

It's a shame actually because I really like the look of the host.
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This is truly remarkable -

It's a shame that Ray J Neal exited on a sour note, because he really made some of the best heatsinks I've seen. This is a truly modular heatsink design. I've never seen one that could so easily be transported from host to host. I love building drivers inside modular heatsinks

There is zero rattle. The module is every bit as snug post-transplant. The vertical up/down spacing is also perfect. The crown on the new host tightens it down, pressurizing the battery spring exactly as it did in the old host.

Of course, a lot of the success here is a function of these hosts both having been originally designed to use LED "drop-in" modules. But still - Ray's heatsink blows me away.

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