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In vase mode you get a double thickness layer but you won't get the same detail that you get doing a 0.4mm width so doing the light saber 'blade' it is fine as it is made from tapered cylinders. I did one today using 0.8mm width in vase mode so I'll try and post my make tomorrow.

It's a bit off topic but one thing I did notice from using it with vase mode (for actual vases) is that when I did the bottom layers at 0.8mm thickness they were not water tight and leaked a bit so I use 0.4mm for the bottom if I do want them water tight but if I don't then I just leave them at 0.8mm.