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If you see the small check out of the back corner of the unit, well there is a corresponding piece of copper press fitted into the leatherman segment so you push the LED unit back into the body until it makes contact and push it from the back to turn it off, like a slide switch. It’s held in by friction. Doesn’t look too bright in the pictures as I need new cells.

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CRX – this is getting out of hand…. Big Smile

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Cool Cool Cool I do not respond to all of your mods (soo many), but I do think they are all outstanding. But this one is extra cool because it fits so well in what a multitool must be.
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Awesome build, CRX!
What do you think of adding elements with color LEDs?

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DoNkEyConN wrote:

That is ridiculously cool!!

Nice work.

Thanks mate Beer

djozz wrote:
Cool Cool Cool I do not respond to all of your mods (soo many), but I do think they are all outstanding. But this one is extra cool because it fits so well in what a multitool must be.

Thanks. Yeah I’ve been thinking about how to do an unobtrusive light on the tread for a while, the problem was always the cells.
These two SR364’s are in series, which was the hardest part, check out my first attempt with an XP-G2 LOL

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Awesome build, CRX! What do you think of adding elements with color LEDs?

Can be cool, your D4 colour mods are great Thumbs Up
I think the last colour mod I did was the dual DQG Hobi amber

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Pls crx go away. Your mods are way too awesome! Big Smile

Seriously, very impressive! What you can come up with and make.

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djozz wrote:
Cool Cool Cool
I do not respond to all of your mods (soo many), but I do think they are all outstanding. But this one is extra cool because it fits so well in what a multitool must be.

Same here. Smile
Great job CRX.
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CRX – this is getting out of hand…. Big Smile Thumbs Up Beer
They say great minds think alike. Silly

 

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Thanks Flashy Mike for the explanation. That’s a very capable driver. Does it have a voltage divider for battery voltage sensing?

The mcu can measure voltage internally. Voltage divider would be required for multicell serial setups though, which is not the target for this driver. It’s mainly designed for multicolor lights.
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Shocked Unbelievable, this is way too crazy cool as with all your mods ..

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I didn’t even know such a thing existed, and here you are modifying it! Sweeeeeet! Big Smile

MRsDNF, if great minds think alike that leaves you… where, exactly? Silly (you know good and well you left that wide open!)

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A guy here struggling to make a simple triple and you make this CRX?!!! Ain’t fair Big Smile
Nice mod, that’s really cool!!! Cool

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Ain’t it the truth MacaratumB? He’s putting out Picasso’s while some of us are playing with crayon’s.

And on that crayon note, I stuck an Zener modified FET driver in the little solid copper X5, put a sliced and diced XHP-50.2 on an XM-L board with 20ga leads, stripped the resistor off the lighted tail cap (Zener modded FET’s don’t like those) and will be using the little copper light with a pair of 14250’s. Charging 2 of those up to see how much light they give, it looks neat in there anyway even if the little cells aren’t up to it.

From the BLF Kronos group buy…

Number 003 of 400

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CRX wrote:
Leatherman Tread Flashlight Bit Big Smile

I have a tread copy from Gearbest. I really neeeeeeeed to make this flashlight mod. What other mods you made to it? I saw some magnets and tritiums and a black thing on that flashlight piece next to the glassbreaker. What it that?

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I didn’t even know such a thing existed, and here you are modifying it! Sweeeeeet! Big Smile

MRsDNF, if great minds think alike that leaves you… where, exactly? Silly (you know good and well you left that wide open!)


I’m just a poor old dumb Moose, Crying Smile

 

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LOL, a poor old dumb moose that makes some KILLER flashlights from scratch and otherwise. Big Smile

Speaking of being mentally challenged, this copper X5 had me running in circles. The 50.2 was only drawing .5A no matter what I tried. Come to find out, only 2 of the 4 dies were working, so I tried another and was testing it open on the bench when 2 started to flicker out! Whaaat? I was giving it too much power, but how, from 2 tiny 14250 cells? I had to go to smaller lead wires, as long as I could fit in the small light, remove heavy springs in favor of lighter ones, and I think now it might work. Looks to be pulling around 2A at the tail. This emitter may already be damaged though. Geesh. Too much, who’d have thought I could do something like that?

I inoocently stuck a 50.2 in my Jaxman M2 and it’s doing 3000 lumens from 2 14500’s. Go figure.

Edit: If it gives me any more trouble I’m going to a 70.2, putting bigger wires back in and going to thick springs with 20 ga bypasses. Big Smile

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It’s a common problem with the XHP50.2. It might be from too much current at turn-on, but nobody has ever studied this conclusively.

It might also just be that Cree is having problems manufacturing these.

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Well, in all fairness, these 3 50.2’s I had laying around came out of my DBC-05 scratch build. That one was making some 12,000 lumens when I decided to swap em out for 70.2’s. So these have been abused already, before now.

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Same thing happened to me with an XHP50.2 and two 14250’s. I did eventually reflow the emitter and it worked again for a short time until the dome fell off really easily, try testing it while pressing on the dome if you can, see what that does.

ZozzV6 wrote:
I have a tread copy from Gearbest. I really neeeeeeeed to make this flashlight mod. What other mods you made to it? I saw some magnets and tritiums and a black thing on that flashlight piece next to the glassbreaker. What is that?

That is a piece of ferrocerium rod in there.

I saw that version on GB, was wondering about the quality of it, looks good?

Other mods I did to the tread were installing Torx bits #10, #8, #6 plus the 2mm & 1.5mm hex bits held in by magnets in the spare slots, reversed all the outer link pieces, four white tritium vials, small diamond file stuck inside one of the links, magnets on the clasp for extra closure security and added a leather patch for a more comfort fit.

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Thorfire TK18 simple emitter exchange. It comes with an XPL NW emitter. Swapped it out with a 20mm Noctigon with a XPL-HI V3 3C.

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Did the HI clear that sidewalk for you? Wink

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DB Custom wrote:
Did the HI clear that sidewalk for you? Wink

We had a heat wave, 37 today

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DB Custom wrote:
Ain’t it the truth MacaratumB? He’s putting out Picasso’s while some of us are playing with crayon’s.

And on that crayon note, I stuck an Zener modified FET driver in the little solid copper X5, put a sliced and diced XHP-50.2 on an XM-L board with 20ga leads, stripped the resistor off the lighted tail cap (Zener modded FET’s don’t like those) and will be using the little copper light with a pair of 14250’s. Charging 2 of those up to see how much light they give, it looks neat in there anyway even if the little cells aren’t up to it.

From the BLF Kronos group buy…

Number 003 of 400

Et tu Dale? Silly
As I said, a guy struggling to make a small mod and you putting those beauties here Facepalm Ain’t fair!!! Big Smile
I guess I’m still writing with a stone, no pencils here for a simple draw or a small writing Facepalm
But…I still have trust in evolution through learning Glasses

Awesome and inspiring mods, those you guys and gals present here Hat Thanks Thumbs Up

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DB Custom wrote:
I didn’t even know such a thing existed, and here you are modifying it! Sweeeeeet! Big Smile

MRsDNF, if great minds think alike that leaves you… where, exactly? Silly (you know good and well you left that wide open!)


A bit cheaper then the orig Tread
Gearbest:Wearable Stainless Steel Multi-tool https://gearbest.app.link/S4cQKThZRJ
$80
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I was waiting around for the Thorfire K70 gb but I got impatient and ended up buying a Thorfire s70s. I ended up modding it with a lexel TA driver w/ narsil, lexel switch board w/ orange leds, xhp70.2 (P2 4000K) and Convoy L6 smooth reflector. The beam still has a doughnut but it’s much much less noticeable. The led has a noticeable green tint on lower settings but it’s less noticeable as you go to high.

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DoNkEyConN wrote:
I also found the KD board doesn’t meet the L6 screw holes and wire holes….. Frustrating to say the least!
How it cutted the wire? Did you use screws to secure MCPCB? It should not spin. I noticed the hole misalignment on KD stars too and I always grind the MCPCB wire cutouts bigger to fit like this:

could the top screw in this photo create a short? it looks as thought it is touching the negative solder pad.

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I put a Luxeon V in my Jaxman M8 together with a 6A LD-B4 and warm white ILC-0.

I can confirm all that has been said about the Luxeon V, the tint is pleasant and output is impressive. The host seemed to take 6A really well so I switched high mode to DD and it can still go a few minutes before the thermal stepdown with the default configuration.

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On something that close, DoNkEyConN, I’d mount the screw in my drill and run the head over a file to reduce the diameter slightly, just a little would give a safe margin of clearance and you wouldn’t have to worry about it. Preventive maintenance is a lot easier than total rebuilds on things that reek of magic smoke. Wink

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