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Posted: 10/16/2013 10:15:21 AM EST
Hi guys. I would like to made my own safety selector (probably cnc) and would like to know if there is a material limitation. My idea is use some kind of high grade aluminium. But I can see all these selectors are made of steel. Is there any cons for ali and pros for steel? Thanks for reply and sorry for my poor English.
Link Posted: 10/16/2013 1:27:49 PM EST
i'd see pros of steel being longevity and durability. with AL, the detent may eventually wear the shaft down and become inoperable. it's a small part and I don't think you'd be saving much weight either.
Link Posted: 10/17/2013 7:44:06 AM EST
It all has to do with dent channel wear on the selector. Steel detent pin on steel selector has far better wear characteristics than steel on aluminum with spring-loaded point contact.
Link Posted: 10/26/2013 9:36:18 AM EST
Thank you guys. I thought there can be a problem with the detent may eventually wear the shaft down.
I was thinking about aluminium because the color options (anodizing) not the weight saving. Another idea is use titanium for all the parts of safety selector.

btw: I have seen a selector where is steel shaft and plastic levers...
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