Coil tools worth it?

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  1. jwill

    jwill The Great King of Nothing VU Vendor VU Donator Platinum Contributor Member For 1 Year VU Challenge Team Reddit Exile

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    I got a coil Winding jig for free as part of a large vape order. I use it to push the decks out of stubborn RDA's so I don't mar the deck with a screwdriver.
     
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    Ralph_K Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I got the coilmaster kit. I use most of the tools except for the meter and needle nose pliers. I use one of my mods to check ohms and to pulse.
     
  3. Starkknight

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    I got pliers cutters and a small screwdriver set(various sizes all labeled) from the dollar store and also had extra tweezers and such around the house. I bought a ohm meter but its not as accurate as my mod so i always double check it on there.
     
  4. Loki Vapes

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    only tools you need in my opinion: good pair of toothless needle nose pliers, sharp pair of scissors, good pair of flush cutters, 3mm and 2.5mm presicion screwdrivers, ball bearing fishing swivels, a cheap drill, accurate ohm reader, ceramic tweazers and a home made stand for my swivels and my drill
     
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    I got a Coil Master kit when I started. I thought $30 shipped was a good deal. Only thing I haven't used is the cotton. I always use the Tab 521 meter on a new build, and sometimes use the 521 to pulse, depending on wire.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I spoent like $8 on a coil Master coiling set from FT.
    V3? It will wind both ways...

    A good investemnt for me. Doubt if I could do parallel coils without it.

    V4 is the last one I got as a backup.
    https://www.fasttech.com/p/5978700
     
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    I picked up one of those a few years ago at a b&m. Still find it very handy and use it often.
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    This is my coiling station.

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    Wow you have a nice clean setup. Id be happy to take one of those mods off ya hands
     
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  11. GillyDaKidd78

    GillyDaKidd78 New Member

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    Its a little harder but you can make parallel coils with the coil master coil jig. I've made a few parallels with it.
     
  12. WPMac

    WPMac Silver Contributor Unlisted Vendor

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    The only "must have" coil specific tools I've ever purchased was a cheap jig set, and that's ONLY because I didn't have a set of micro screwdrivers, and some ceramic tweezers, and I only got those after delving into complex coils. Everything else is from my pre-building toolbox. Sure, I have some other coil building tools I've purchased. WireOx Swivel system, and nylon plyers, and ... well ... I think that's it. But, they are by far not "must haves" unless your building complex stuff. Hell I don't even have a pair of flush cuts. Using my standard cheap wire cutters I've had for 10 years. You can do a whole lot with a lot of knowledge and practice ... But, with very little investing in tools.

    My building kit includes:

    Jig kit: 1.5mm-4mm, precision screwdrivers work just fine as well
    Cheapo wire cutters
    Cheapo Needle-nose pliers
    Crap scissors for cutting fine wire
    Sharp scissors for cutting cotton
    Ceramic tweezers
    Couple pairs of nylon pliers
    Cheap non-serrated steak knife, mostly for spacing micros
    10 year old B&D adjustable cordless drill
    WireOx Swivel ($45 investment, but I spent more than that in good fishing swivels over time before purchasing this)
    Sewing tape measure for mm's
    Hot glue sticks/lighter
    Some other little odds and ends
    Swivel board I built out of cheap 2x4
    Depending on your needs/desires a lot of this can go away. I built for a long time with just a jig some wire cutters and need nose pliers.

    Attached files are my build station and what you can do with it. The coil pic is just to show how much you can do with little investment.
     

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  13. The Cromwell

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    Ohh I make paralells with the Coilmaster.
     
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    Has anyone tried pilot vape magician mini tab?

    I want to start building coils and wanted to get a kit. Its a toss up between a coip master kit or pilot vape kit.

    Both come with everything needed... i guess the main concern is the quality of the ohm reader.

    You can find coil master every where easily.. but jot so much about pilot vape.

    Any thoughts?

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    Sorry. I'm no help with this one. The only ohm reader I've ever had was a $5 cheapy-no-name that I bought with my first spool of wire many years ago. It was hardly ever used. I've always just used a reliable regulated mod to read pre-fire ohms. If you don't own a regulated mod you trust then sure, grab an ohm reader. Otherwise there's very little practical benefit over just using a device.
     
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    Thanks WPMac.

    Ive been reading its better to use an ohm reader instead of using a mod.. but definitely would try my mod instead then.

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    That was the case for a long time. But the mod manufacturers have gotten pretty good with their chips. Most of the newer mods read resistance just as well as ohm readers do. And they have reliable safety features that will prevent misfires. But you can also get around that by dropping your wattage to the floor before testing the coils resistance on it. So even if the safety features fail pushing 1 watt through any coil wont blow up your device lol.
     
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    Excellent advise. Thanks!!

    Sent from my SM-N950W using Tapatalk
     
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    The Cromwell The Frugal Vapist VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    My newest coilmaster setup has a slot for winding fused claptons and such.
    Gave the backup away so had to get another one.
    something like $7-8 as I recall.
     
  20. Wb80

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    All i really use is a 4$ jig. Small pair of wire cutters and a pair of sharp scissors. And normal tweezers when needed. And a drill
     
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