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    a dumbass question about wire

    why do ppl use jet lighters on wire before they build coils? i was told i was supposed to but never had a jetty so just did without and i have no problems, i dont understand what the fuss is all about.

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    Heating the wire removes any residue on the wire itself (done during a dry burn anyway)

    It takes the "spring" out of the wire, making it more malleable and easy to work with.
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    I believe it's to make the wire a bit more easy to manipulate. I never bother, hasn't been an issue for me

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    I started heating the wire with a jet torch, then coiling, then manipulating the coil under heat with the torch, forming it, and then installing it.

    I guess I just didn't want to keep firing the mod to heat it up, and then form it.

    I haven't always used a torch, but it helps me get my coils formed a little better.

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    i have done it both ways. on some gauges of wire it will get rid of the springyness in the wire making it easier to wrap. I do it moreso to get rid of crap/residue that may be on the wire from handling.

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    meh you lot are fairies, harden up like Domo, its not necessary. :P
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    It's helpful if you are wrapping 28g on a gennie with a 2mm wick hole.
    For standard stuff it's not necessary but makes it a little easier.

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    I find I only really need to do it on gennys with SS mesh - it makes moving and positioning the coils around sooo much easier. other than that, I rarely bother now
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    Some things are a prick to build like the dual stacked coils on a AGA T7 for example. Shaping the coil with a torch and a pair of tweezers (especially for the bottom coil) is a shitload easier than trying to do it once its installed.
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    i've found the wire definitely holds it's shape as you wind it much better after torching and i end up with a neater, tighter coil (i've only ever done micro coils). without torching they spring out of shape and the result is never quite as nice.

 

 
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