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#1 (permalink)      10/11/2013 10:33:44 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Drilling holes on posts: 1/32" cobalt drill bit?
Have anyone successfully drilled holes on their IGO-W/IGO-L posts? Do you think a 1/32" cobalt drill bit on the drill press will do this job?

I'll receive my drill bits next Tuesday, so hopefully it will work. I will post my outcome here later.
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#2 (permalink)      10/12/2013 4:59:54 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I have my igo-w drilled out to 5/64's you will be fine just give it a little pressure and will go right through enjoy the extra vape you will receive :)
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Thanks :)
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#4 (permalink)      10/18/2013 2:50:23 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Got my IGO-W posts drilled with 1/32" cobalt drill bit. The holes came out pretty nice. It's about the same size of holes on other FT RDAs which allows maximum of two 28 GA kanthal wires to run through (it's still pretty loose where you can easily move the wires back and forth).

I am using a drill press and the hardest part is to stabilize the drill bit, so it won't move around. I had to flat the round edge of the post with a flat drill bit, so the 1/32" will not slip off. Be careful on the center post, IT WILL MOVE! So I kind of made a dent at the edge where you put the screw on.

The center post is chromed plated brass, so it's not hard to drill through with the round edge surface became flat. The other station post is stainless steel. I had to use a Allen wrench to push against the drill bit and guided it through the drilling process.

Overall, it kinda pain in the ass to modify your posts. But I love it, it's a lot easier to rebuild my coils now especially on a dual and quad coils.

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Take the posts out when you drill your holes ;) it will prevent any damaging of posts etc I just drilled a 7/64ths single on my nimbus it works wonderful for my dual coil running at 0.2ohms
#6 (permalink)      3/9/2014 5:03:21 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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just drilled out mine can fit twisted 28g kanthal through all 3 post with a little room to spare
#7 (permalink)      3/9/2014 5:35:28 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Cobolt?
It's Silicon Carbide
#8 (permalink)      3/25/2014 5:52:26 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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This model igo-w has holes in the 3 posts,or not ?
#9 (permalink)      3/26/2014 10:37:02 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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#10 (permalink)      3/27/2014 1:13:08 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Thank you for answer.