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#31 (permalink)      9/27/2014 10:07:58 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I've bored an airhole out with a cheap needle file in an emergency.

need .1 graduations in the posts from 1.5 to 2.5 for me
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#32 (permalink)      9/28/2014 2:32:29 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I'm only 34 but I have carpal tunnel so I'm grabbing one soon. Just got to decide which one.
#33 (permalink)      9/28/2014 4:37:00 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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CreepingVapor wrote:


Pardon my run on sentences, but I've met a lot of people who have smart ass comments about using jigs. I just ask if they drill their air holes with a hand drill.



I'm confused about this comment, are you saying that jigs wrap coils themselves with the push of a button?


Edited on 9/28/2014 at 4:37 AM. Reason:
Tacos and spacecake.
#34 (permalink)      9/28/2014 6:15:40 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Just got to decide which one.


This one is slightly bigger and heavier but can also store stuff in it like coils you have made or a container for spare screws. The two cheapest ones have the same mandrel sizes.

When I was younger I used to go skinny dipping. Now, all I can do is chunky dunking.
#35 (permalink)      9/28/2014 1:05:10 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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I'm interested because:
Easier to count coil wraps.
Easier to keep wire wraps under consistent tension.
Easier to have straight hot legs.
Easier to keep up w/ mandrels.
Easy to make DIY mandrels from drill bits, syringes, screw drivers, etc.

Also interested in the spinning jig which looks better; not yet offered here.

Have yet to purchase a jig because cave man style works pretty good. Am tempted by FT low prices though.
#36 (permalink)      9/28/2014 2:31:59 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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#37 (permalink)      9/28/2014 2:33:54 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Reese wrote:

CreepingVapor wrote:I'm confused about this comment, are you saying that jigs wrap coils themselves with the push of a button?



Nah the $20 one did that

I forking hate sigs
#38 (permalink)      10/5/2014 2:50:09 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Reese wrote:

... jigs wrap coils themselves with the push of a button?



Now that would be worth buying ... got a SKU for that?? ;)

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#39 (permalink)      10/6/2014 10:01:55 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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mccmick wrote:

This one is slightly bigger and heavier but can also store stuff in it like coils you have made or a container for spare screws. The two cheapest ones have the same mandrel sizes.



Thanks for the info. My problem is that I like the idea of how sturdy this one seems to be and the lack of hard edges but the cheaper aluminum one would probably be easier on my hands due to being lightweight. Having carpal tunnel syndrome makes choices like this both hard and very annoying.

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I like its reason and I think I'll like using this. I can build using a screwdriver or bit but I like this option.
@ Van Gough, so we now know of your expert winding skills. Congrats and thanks for your loud declaration of those supposed skills as factual.
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#41 (permalink)      10/18/2014 9:13:36 AM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Ok coming back to report I got this yesterday. It's exactly what you see in the pictures. It's solid, the threads are good and there is plenty of room inside for more 'bits'

I wrapped a nano coil using it, it worked well? Lots of wire being wasted but using it in that regard it beats using a needle syringe thing.

Overall, for those guys who have problems wrapping coils - I'd say get it. For the rest of us its a big god damn waste of money when ya'll got 100 of those tiny blue screwdrivers.

Sizewise it's about half as tall standing up beside an ivp2.

Yes, it does roll around when your wrapping, it's better to wrap it standing on an end.
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