What to look for in coil building kit?

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  1. igorpaliy

    igorpaliy New Member

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    Hey guys forum picture 1.jpg forum picture 2.jpg I am looking to get a coil building kit and was seeing what you guys prefer- a simple basic kit with no ohm with just tweezers, jig, allen key? Or the one with pliers and ohm and all that?

    Picture 1 or 2?

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    Picture one is almost exactly what I have...the blue screwdriver is hollow with different tips such as the Allen wrench attachment along with different sized standard and Phillips heads. I tossed the jigs and put some precision screwdrivers in their place and got rid of the ohm reader and used that spot for a bag of cotton. I also replaced the pliers with a different kind that I like a lot better than those needle-nose that it comes with...[​IMG]
    So, even though I did replace a couple of the items, it's still an excellent kit to have if you're needing something small and portable to take with you, so that you don't have to try to remember to grab everything and accidentally forget something if you're planning on building away from home.


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  3. igorpaliy

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    Ok What do you need an allen wrench for?
     
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    And whyd you toss the jigs? Isnt that the most important part of the kit? To make the coil wrapping easier?
     
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    A lot of RDA's come with grub screws in the posts to clamp down the coil that you need an Allen wrench to tighten or loosen. As for the jigs, I've honestly never used one. You can get a set of precision screwdrivers all over the place that come in plastic cases with multiple sizes...the two bigger sizes (2.4mm and 3mm) are what a lot of people use to wrap Coils around by hand. Also, if you get more into building and start using fused cores and such that are bigger, it gets to be difficult if not impossible to get the wire through the small hole in the jigs that you have to thread it through.
    Oh, and be mindful of which set of tweezers you're using when you're pinching your Coils while firing...there are two sets in the kit, one ceramic and the other just metal...I wasn't paying attention once and grabbed the metal ones on accident and it was no bueno


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    Whats the standard size for the allen wrenches do you know?
     
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    Unfortunately, I don't think they are standardized...but when you buy an RDA that needs such a tool, it typically comes in the accessory bag with the RDA. Or you can just get a collapsible set that has multiple sizes that you just flick out to use...like a pocket knife.


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    oh ok. What are the screw drivers for?
     
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    You wrap wire around the screwdriver to make the coil...[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]


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    I thought thats what the jig was for? And do you only use one size usually so all the bits for the jig are pretty much useless?
     
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    Guess you missed that part, hehe...



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    oh so people are really not even using the jigs? its only for beginners like me?
     
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    Depends, I use mine from time to time because they are there. The most important tools to have IMO are a pack of the small screwdrivers (like 1$ @ Walmart) , pair of ceramic tweezers, a pair of flush cut snips, a good small pair of scissors for cotton, ohm meter (optional can use regulated mod but very handy especially a 521 tab with firing option). I may be forgetting something but that's about bare bones for coil making.

    If you want to get into more advanced builds: a cordless drill, ball baring fishing swivels, bench vise and a couple pairs of toothless or nylon jaw pliers.
     
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    I have only gotten one RDA that didn't come with the allen key/screwdriver for the grub screws, so I never have to keep a set
    handy..
    I do use needle nose pliers, curved tweezers, good sharp scissors with pointy tip, ceramic tweezers and my Coil Master coil jig.
    Even when the wire is too fat to go through the little guide holes on the jig, I still use it to wrap.. I clamp the first coil lead
    with my pliers to keep it tight, then wrap the wire with my other hand... It actually better to clamp the jig handle in a small vise..
    that was I have both hands free.. just keep a tight pull on the front lead while you wrap, and you will get a nicer coils..
     

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