The following tutorial demonstrates how to remove a blade plug and install a saber blade
Opening retention screw & removing blade plug
To Install your saber blade you will need the included hex key/allen wrench (5/64"). This can be found inside a bag or in the bubble wrap that protects your saber during shipping.
Locating the retention screws
Locate the retention screw nearest to the emitter (1). Most sabers will have two retention screws near the top of the saber. The second screw (2) retains your sabers LED.
Loosening the second screw (2) retaining your LED is not recommended. This can cause your wires to rip out from your saber and void your warranty.
Loosening the retention screw
You can loosen your blade retention inserting the hex key into the 1st retention screw rotating counter-clockwise. This should release the blade plug protecting your LED from dust.
Remove the blade plug
- Most of our sabers will come preinstalled with a blade plug. The blade plug is used to protect your LED and provide a visual aesthetic for your saber. To remove the blade plug, simply slide it out from your saber's emitter. If your saber does not have a blade plug, continue to the next step.
Blade Installation & Tightening
Take your blade and insert it into the top of the saber until it stops. Use the Hex key wrench to secure the blade by tightening it into blade, turning it right until firmly secure. If your blade will not go down all of the way, make sure the retention screw is not obstructing the blade socket.
Note: Do not over tighten blades. This can cause stripping which will require repair at our facility. Tighten the screw gradually. You can test how secure the blade is by lightly pulling it once the screw stops turning.
Some sabers do not have the standard top and bottom retention screws. Some may only have 1 and some sabers even have screws hidden within the aesthetics of the emitter.
Many thin neck sabers will only have 1 blade retention located at the top of the saber
Our Jade Fire saber uses a hidden retention that does not require a hex key.