What is a hex key? | Lightsaber Terminology

A hex key, sometimes called a hex wrench or Allen wrench, is a simple tool used to tighten or loosen bolts and screws with a hexagon shaped socket. Commonly made of steel, the hex key is typically formed into a bent “L” shape with a long arm and a short arm. Custom lightsabers often require … Read more

Handy Lightsaber Retention Screw Tool: Bondhus GorillaGrip set of 9 Hex Fold Up Keys full review

Bondhus GorrillaGrip set of 9 hex

The nine-piece GorillaGrip Fold Up Tool Set by Bondhus is a convenient tool for installing and removing screws from your lightsaber hilt, including: retention screws, Covertec wheel screws or any other screws requiring a hex key. Watch Handy Lightsaber Retention Screw Tool: Bondhus GorillaGrip set of 9 Hex Fold Up Keys full review on YouTube … Read more

Common Types of Lightsaber Hilt Screws: Thumb, Socket Head, Button Head, Set

adjusting a blade retention screw on a lightsaber hilt

Let’s talk about four common types of screws used on lightsaber hilts. Common types of lightsaber screws include: thumb screw, socket head screw, button head screw and set screw. Let’s examine each of these screws and how and where they are commonly used on custom saber hilts. Watch Common Types of Lightsaber Hilt Screws: Thumb, … Read more

Saberforge Empty Hilts (Initiate Tier): What to expect

Saberforge Prodigal Son lightsaber and Saberforge Fallen lightsaber

What’s included with Saberforge empty hilts or Initiate Tier lightsabers, as Saberforge calls them? Saberforge Fallen and Saberforge Prodigal Son, both featured in the article’s photo, are totally empty hilts (no electronics). One thing you may notice right away is that there are no open activation switch holes. Saberforge Fallen features two dummy switches and … Read more

Ultrasabers Mystery Box Sabers: What’s included, what’s not

Ultrasabers Mystery Box Saber

Ultrasabers’ Mystery Box Sabers are one of the most popular and most discussed items manufactured by the custom lightsaber company. A Mystery Box Saber is ONE lightsaber–sadly, it’s not a giant box filled with lightsabers, as cool as that sounds. If you order one Mystery Box Saber, then you’ll receive one lightsaber (batteries included). If … Read more

What is a lightsaber blade retention screw? | Lightsaber Terminology

lightsaber blade retention screw

A lightsaber blade retention screw is a tiny screw that allows you to attach and remove a lightsaber blade to a lightsaber hilt. Blade retention screws can come in several different styles and lengths. One of the most common blade retention screw sizes is 8-32 (in various styles and lengths). Watch What is a lightsaber blade … Read more