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For making spaced claptons I came across another method that's even much easier.I'm going to throw in my 2 cents. I find, for getting good clean stags, force fusing WAY easier than any other method I've seen out there. I leaned this from Mr Devine's (n.devine83) youtube whilst making my way into interlocks. It's and easy way to parallel clap without the hassle of 2 spools (or pulling off a length if you only have 1 spool). Had a private convo with someone today and figured I'd share for others.
This stag was done with a 32g core and 40g clap
Run a clap 1/2 way down your core and snip it long. Then flip the drill in reverse, grab the snip and run it for a couple of seconds. This loosens up the claps. To be sure they are loose enough just grab them near the chuck and see if they slide back and forth, freely, on the core.
Put your drill back in forward and start another clapton, at the chuck end, between the first clapton.
Using a good amount of fuse tension run the second clapton parallel to the first. If you've loosened the first run well, and are using enough fuse tension, it should slide in without any trouble.
As you run the second set of claps the first one will slow push forawrd. Once you get to the end of the first run you should have some core wire left. At this point you need to slow down to make sure you get past the snipped lead without tangling in it. Once your past it, bare down as hard as you dare (without breaking the wire or your swivels, ect ...) all the way to the end to lock them in place so they don't bounce back.
Now just grab the snipped lead, put your drill in reverse, and pull the lead off. DO NOT let the tnesion go on the wire your pulling untill it's off. Otherwise it may get tangled up and ruin the whole thing. Now you should have a nice staggered wire reade for use!
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