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Me again 😐

I'm in the middle of destroying all of the cheap pens/pointers I have. Taking them apart seeing how they work ect. Basically I want to start building my own and need to buy the press kit ect. Can someone give me a list of the tools needed to build lasers (apart from the soldering iron) and better again prices beside them if they sell them. I have absolutely zero patience whatsoever and want them yesterday.

Comment what I need and what you got !!

Thanks again dudes peace 👌🏻
 





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FlaminPyro had press sets but he is no longer active. I could turn one for you but I don't have the measurements, if anyone knows what the measurements for it are let me know please. I hate working with diodes and always buy modules, so I've got no experience with pressing my own diodes.
 
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- icepick
- Vice
- Hobby Hands
- ESD bracelets
- Wire cutter/ Strippers
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Hex Wrench set
- Thermal Compound
- Copper Foil
- Dremel
- Tweezers (metal)

Without a press kit, you can just do the ol fashion fliparoo. We used to use the backside of the module flipped around to press with.
 
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ElectricPlasma - that would be awesome to have another outlet for getting both the press sets and removal sets. I am in the market for a 9mm removal press but since FP isn't active I have held off.
 
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- icepick
- Vice
- Hobby Hands
- ESD bracelets
- Wire cutter/ Strippers
- Needle Nose Pliers
- Hex Wrench set
- Thermal Compound
- Copper Foil
- Dremel
- Tweezers (metal)

Without a press kit, you can just do the ol fashion fliparoo. We used to use the backside of the module flipped around to press with.

Ok big help pal, thanks for taking the time out to write everything out one by one. Very much appreciated!!! I'm a mechanic so I have a few things off the list there anyway. Thanks again!
 
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FlaminPyro had press sets but he is no longer active. I could turn one for you but I don't have the measurements, if anyone knows what the measurements for it are let me know please. I hate working with diodes and always buy modules, so I've got no experience with pressing my own diodes.

I keep hear about this flaming pyro dude !
 
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Since when has FP been inactive? I'd just had a PM conversation with him the end of July.

Also, I have the complete press kit, so if someone needs the measurements, I'll locate my digital caliper and get those numbers. But just a FYI if you haven't actually seen those presses, some of the walls on them are really thin, and the precision has to be tight.
 
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Since when has FP been inactive? I'd just had a PM conversation with him the end of July.

Also, I have the complete press kit, so if someone needs the measurements, I'll locate my digital caliper and get those numbers. But just a FYI if you haven't actually seen those presses, some of the walls on them are really thin, and the precision has to be tight.

Yea he hasn't been online for a little bit over a month, last PM from him was also July and had told me he won't be on for a while. Hopefully he's back fairly soon though, been needing some contact boards :undecided:

Thanks for letting me know about the set, I'll be sure to PM you if I end up making a couple to confirm some measurements.
 

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He should be back by 9/15, he's got this notice on his site: I will be away from the shop 8-2-16 till 9-15-16 so all orders received during that time will be mailed 9-1-16

A little confusing though, he says he'll be gone till 9/15, but orders will be mailed by 9/1. Either way, it looks like he'll be back soon! :yh:
 
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For builds you need flaminpyro's press sets, and his wire bundles in 20' sections you can't beat his wire i love that stuff... I will never use another wire in a led or laser build now that I have tried that stuff!!!!

You have soldering iron, so helping hands, ESD bracelet, some thermal paste as posted above... you need 2 part thermal epoxy and some regular thermal paste as the 2 part epoxy is for gluing drivers to heatsinks and such, then I always use the paste on my modules before inserting into a heatsink so i'm able to change the module if I ever need to, also perform routine maintenance on them by adding new paste easily.

Then you need to buy the tools I am in the market for! Mill, Lathe, Drill Press, Small drill vice, 12mm drill bit, M9 x 0.5 Bottoming Tap, 12mm copper stock, 25 + 35mm copper stock, and then all the supporting tooling and maybe some aluminum as well in same sizes ;) Hahaha.
 
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12mm drill bit makes the holes a little big for press fitting. I find that 15/32 is where it's at :p (11.9 mm) you can always sand it down if the module is too big
 




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