Originally Posted by TheBicklenator
Cause not everyone is rich and likes to waste money on batteries, more well spent on paint if you ask me. The main reason I use a pump over a heavily modded Axe.
Batteries aren't that expensive and you can get rechargeable batteries. This argument has never made sense, including when I used to use it. It could be argued that you would use less paint, but that amount is marginal at best and can also be controlled by making sure you have good trigger control.
If you have a broken solenoid, it makes sense as those can be expensive. Otherwise it's pointless as there are other markers that are intended to be mechanical that are cheaper, and you don't have to spend the money to convert them. There are even ones that are similar to the Etha already. It seems decently pointless to me unless you happen to be "rich" and want to spend money on a cool project.
The bottom line is that there's no advantage to be had by performing this modification. It could be cool or interesting, but it definitely wouldn't save money.