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    For those serious about tension wound coils.

    I've been struggling with the whole tension wound coil thing.... found the solution, they've got a machine for that.

    Moreco INC Coilmaster Coil Winder | eBay
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    Looks like a deadly apple corer.

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    LOL Love it .. that so appeals to me
    ( the price doesnt tho )
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    Quote Originally Posted by Northerner View Post
    I've been struggling with the whole tension wound coil thing.... found the solution, they've got a machine for that.

    Moreco INC Coilmaster Coil Winder | eBay
    Gt was talking about tensioned coils in another thread and it interested me.

    I found a YouTube review by super X drifter about a gadget called a cigamajig and through watching the video it was quite simple to build one yourself. This is from a desk lamp bracket and some clothes horse wire. I will sell you this one for a couple of hundred if you are desperate (just kidding)

    Works really well.

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    These little coil jigs work great too. There is an updated one around with a better handle. Will see if I can find it in a minute



    You get really good results with just the jigs, but like with super X's videos to have them properly tensioned I think you need
    to be winding the wire from a reel or something so its wound with the same amount of tension.

    I'm trying to design one at the moment. Dont know if it will ever end up being made though

    edit - here is the updated version Upgraded Version 5-Size Coil Winding Jig Tool for RDA
    Its better because you can just screw in whatever size rod you need rather than having to disassemble the whole thing. I have
    one of the older ones and after a while the screw wears and doesn't hold the rod tight.
    Last edited by Tara; 29-11-15 at 12:41 AM. Reason: just realised I wrote resistance instead of tension

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crisscross View Post
    Gt was talking about tensioned coils in another thread and it interested me.

    I found a YouTube review by super X drifter about a gadget called a cigamajig and through watching the video it was quite simple to build one yourself. This is from a desk lamp bracket and some clothes horse wire. I will sell you this one for a couple of hundred if you are desperate (just kidding)

    Works really well.

    i bought one of those, have reverted to just using the bar as i would a screw driver/drill bit. Never noticed an improved vape for extra effort
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    The point with using tension while forming the coil is to use the internal stress of the wire (residual and induced) to "force" the coil to hold it's structure, meaning that it will spring back to the shape you've formed it into when an external force has been applied and released ie it maintains the shape you want even if you have distorted it slightly while fitting to the deck or while threading the wick through the coil.

    Tension coils aren't for you if:
    1. You like heating and squeezing coils;
    2. You like to heat the wire red hot before forming it into a coil;
    3. You like to glow the coil while dry burning;

    Each of these stress relieves the coil material (in layman's terms, anneals it), negating the benefits of tensioning.

    An example from August:

    Last edited by gtadmin; 28-11-15 at 08:41 AM.
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    Looks pretty GT! But i'm that former you mention with a sprinkle of KISS. kuro koiler / coil master and ignoring that farsalinos-pbusardo-et-al advice regarding that old habit of dry burning is not a good thing to do to metal apparently.*

    *Dr.F profession is a doc not a metallurgist, and i side with vaping metallurgists.
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    It's been my experience that making a coil your way takes 2x as long as my way, without the advantages of a tensioned contact coil. But there isn't a right way.
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    How is "your way" done GT? I've been screwing around trying to make tensioned coils work. Do you use some sort of jig?
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