Foil Partially NC

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  1. Mac A. Bee

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    Screwless point. BG test box' green LED dully illuminated. Digital meter indicates one ohm NC, infinite when depressed. Works on old SG black machine with bulbs and Soviet-era mini-boxes, but constant off-target on Favero with old timing. Cleaned tip and barrel, and replaced spring. Ideas?
     
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    Do you have a spare tip you can try?
     
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    Carrying bag a city-block and transporting it 15 pot-holed miles home solved it.:confused:
     
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    Life uh... finds a way
     
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    Weird. Of course, 1 ohm is no problem for a Favero. Probably, 25 ohms would work. You shouldn't see a dim led with a cheapo test box. So, I think the outlier is the digital meter. I'd guess it was a couple hundred ohms when bad. Schmutz I'd guess.
     
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    Problem back.:(Intermittent solved by plugging bayonett 180, i.e. CCW vs. CW, but I alcohol-cleaned this weekend.o_O
     
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    Are you sure this is a tip problem and not elsewhere on the weapon? The last time I had something like this was because I grabbed the wrong sand paper when I was wiring the blade wire to the post plug and didn't clean up the copper well enough.
     
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    Was working. Then not. Then again. Then again not.:confused:
     
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    Not to focus on the bayonets but have you tried another body cord?

    Also, check the connection to the receptacle. Maybe there is a break in the wire there or the screw is not tight on the wire.
     
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    Same with different b/c. No break. Tight.
     
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    The issue sounds very intermittent. That is a hard thing to find but usually means there is a small break in the circuit... which you know. One odd place to check is the bracket for the receptacle. Sometimes that becomes dirty/carbony(?) where it meets the bell guard and can break contact with the blade. This usually happens if you have the grip come loose often. We have had one receptacle give us issues to the point it was easier to replace than fix.

    Otherwise... rewire and see if that fixes it. That is if you feel the tip is fine.
     
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    Always tight - but will check.
     
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    One other thing that can cause intermittent is the barrel not being tight. I do not mean to insult your intelligence if you know all this stuff but I am just tossing stuff out until something sticks ;)
     
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    True to both.:D
     
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    Usually for me this is a wire that's breaking or developing a break at the end of the wire where it meets the wire cup, right inside the base of the barrel. These are the blades where I put them in the acetone bath for a rewire and the wire just slips right out of the barrel when I go to retrieve the blade from the acetone bath.
     
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    Unfortunately, only testable when rewiring.:eek:
     
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    Depending on the age of the wiring/rewiring, it may be a failed solder joint between the cam and the wire.
     
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    My fault since I self-fabricate.:oops:
     
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    You're fortunate. I don't self-fabricate nearly as well as I did when I was younger...
     
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    we are fencer resistance is futile you will be assimilated
     

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