Thank you very much for your help.Hi,
Doesn't look too bad from the pic, You will know when you test it on a PSU or attach the driver and power it up. Looks like you'll be fine fingers crossed. When you build take your time and dont rush. Rushing a build is a recipe for disaster and a loss of time and money.
Don't be hasty ..
Yeah, I know I'll need them. But, you see I am not from America, I am form Europe. Croatia to be exact. So it might be a bit expensive to ship all the way to here.Hi, Ok get in touch with Jeff his forum name is Flamingpyro. He has complete press kits for 3.8/5.6/9mm diodes and the sets come with exstractors they are about 65.00 +s/h from Oregon. He's usually out busy with other thing and might not get back real soon but give him a chance. If your serious about building you will definitely need these tools ..
Also, sorry for bothering you this much, but would it be safe to test drive the diode with a TTL driver?Yeah, I know I'll need them. But, you see I am not from America, I am form Europe. Croatia to be exact. So it might be a bit expensive to ship all the way to here.
Yeah, it didn't quite sit property. I pressed it using the back of the aixiz module, so it was all "held together by tape", and when I started pressing, the whole thing just shifted outwards. Doesn't help that the vise I used wasn't exactly ment for something this precise. Oh well, it's my first ever attempt at doing this, so I shouldn't really have expected it to turn out perfectly. Also, I kinda rushed to get it done.From your first photo it looks like the diode isn't seated squarely in the module. You may see some beam quality issues caused by the output of the diode not being centered correctly on the collimation lens. Been there, done that. A proper press tool is worth its weight in diodes!