EASILY CREATE TIGHT, UNIFORM COILS USING ROUND KANTHAL WIRE FROM 28 TO 22 GAUGE
CW-20 Makes 2mm coils
CW-25 Makes 2.6mm coils
CW-30 Makes 3mm coils
- Insert the socket screw into the appropriate hole of the winder section. (pic A)
- For 28-26 gauge wire, use hole number 1
- For 24-22 gauge wire, use hole number 2
- Insert wire through hole on the side of the handle. Leave about half inch of the wire protruding from the hole. Hold the end of the wire against the handle so it won't pull through. (pic B)
- Pull the loose end of the wire around the shaft. (pic B)
- Slide the winder section over the shaft with the pin facing toward the handle.
- Turn the winder section so that it catches the wire and starts wrapping it around the shaft. Keep light pressure against handle while winding. Excessive pressure will force smaller gauge wire to wrap over itself. (Pic D)
- When finished, remove winder and straighten the wire end that protrudes from the hole in the handle. (pic E)
- Push up on the wire to slide coil up. Carefully grab the coil at the bottom to slide it off the shaft.
NOTE: The coiler winds the coils with the loops touching each other. This can initially give wrong resistance values without first burning in the coil. Care must be taken when first firing the device with a new coil. Carefully pulse the device to bring temperature up slowly so you do not create a "hot leg" and melt the coil. Rake the coils slightly in between pulsing to improve the break in process. Pre burning or oxidizing the wire before making the coil may also help.
Caution: Keep out of reach of small children. Use at your own risk.