Ah, that explains it. I must have been lucky enough to go in when it was on offer. Hmmm... true, though with a lighter if you're using it to heat the blade it'd take longer to get it hot enough, & if you use it directly on the frayed ends it's easy to over do it & mess it up. BTW, is a shame Enak didn't take detailed measurements of the waterblock when he had it for creating the new mounting plates, he could have started making copies for those that want them. @ Nexxo: just out of curiosity, don't suppose you have any pics of the block's innards?