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Another great clone, the Chentinel aka Sentinel clone

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:49 pm
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China has definitely been stepping up their game lately. I know some people despise clones but I dont think they can argue the quality of some of these recent copies. We all know how well built the MKB-TS is and the same is true of the Ephro EA clone. My most recent vapemail contained another well built and performing clone. It had been dubbed the Chentinel and is a clone of grand vapors Sentinel v3 mod. Fresh out the crushed box from china it looked a mess but after a quick cleaning and buffing it looks great. It is made by Hcigar and contains brass contacts through out. The center tube is brass while the outer tubes along with the top cap and locking ring is aluminum. The locking ring is not reverse threaded like I have become custom to. It can use 18350s up to 18650 batteries. At least with mine it only works with a kick with a 18350. It doesn't telescope enough for 18650 and the outer tubes are too wide to ground the kick causing it not to work with a 18500. Those are the only negatives I can find with it. It is built well and threads are very nice. Surprisingly there is no play when using with an 18650. It has a floating center pin that works well but strangley has q spring pulling the pin up when there is no atty attached. I dont get why they did that and it also stops me from removing the pin to clean. I'm sure there is a way to get it out but I didnt want to risk breaking something I just got. One thing I really like is that the 510 connection is slightly lower then the surounding edge of the top cap. It seems to vape on par with the mkb and ephro mods and considering this mod cost me $20 I am extremely impressed. This is another great clone and a must if the retail price is cheap like I think it will be.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:01 pm
Already on FT.. They must've posted these today.

http://www.fasttech.com/products/1411/10005075/1398402
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:59 pm
The very next day they post the mod only for $17 & $18.. I almost bought one but just ordered an SVD from them a few days ago so I held back. I'm not crazy about the looks of the center tube. It looks like the tubes might have some play even if the batt is tightened down all the way. It definitely looks a bit more solid than the KTS but probably on par with the K100's they're selling.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 3:55 am
Nev NYC wrote:The very next day they post the mod only for $17 & $18.. I almost bought one but just ordered an SVD from them a few days ago so I held back. I'm not crazy about the looks of the center tube. It looks like the tubes might have some play even if the batt is tightened down all the way. It definitely looks a bit more solid than the KTS but probably on par with the K100's they're selling.

I seen that, vaporjoe used my pic. This thing is rock solid. There is no play just like the Ephro EA clone. It is yhe best mod in the under $30 category. I would definitely choose this over the natural. I dont trust fasttech anymore though.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 21, 2013 5:18 pm
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I got bored and gave mine a smooth center tube the other day. It came out ok and after some sanding to get the factory scratches out of the rest of the device she looks good now.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:27 pm
mrcrunch, where did you get the smooth center tube? Did you take it from another mod, or fabricate it?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 2:54 pm
Damn fine job.

You really have the touch when it comes to putting a shine on your mods :D

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:40 pm
reticentone wrote:mrcrunch, where did you get the smooth center tube? Did you take it from another mod, or fabricate it?

I used a grinding stone and took the knurling off. I jusy ordered the all brass version for a little mix and match fun.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 6:45 pm
mrcrunch08 wrote:
reticentone wrote:mrcrunch, where did you get the smooth center tube? Did you take it from another mod, or fabricate it?

I used a grinding stone and took the knurling off. I jusy ordered the all brass version for a little mix and match fun.


was going to venture a guess that's what you had done 'cause i figured that was it, thought i'd wait for official word...
i'd have liked to see it with the knurl removed but the grooves around the circumference still in it... looks great regardless, it sure shined up nice, great work...

this bad boy has been pulling some serious overtime appearing in FB groups, must be cool to have the one that's not like the others, you ever built one yourself?
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:03 pm
mrcrunch08 wrote:
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I got bored and gave mine a smooth center tube the other day. It came out ok and after some sanding to get the factory scratches out of the rest of the device she looks good now.

I have to try that. I love it smooth. Looks great!
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