How so? I'm about to purchase one.
I was gradually going down from 10 threads above the nut on the spin down to 5 threads. Results are still the same. How many threads do you have from the top of the spin to the nut? The surface is very smooth and "slide-able". I even lubed up coil jig so the wrapping wire spool would spin easier. Gonna try two more things - gonna use the swivel and gonna put some weight on top of the drill.
Honestly it feels like the original moves smoother across the surface and easier to setup. The new ones me the thing I like is the new magic coil pieces because they fit more wires and the tubes that the wire go into is a plus also. But honestly all this you can do to the original for cheaper.
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Yeah, so after 2 weeks of tribal dances and 300ft of wasted N80 36g (wrap wire) I was finally able to wrap a perfect 2ft long spool of dual-core fused clapton wire. And the only reason I was able to do that was I stopped using these "magic coil tools". When I was using them my cores were getting twisted too hard causing wrapping wire to start piling up on the cores every 5-9 inches. I don't know if these "tools" are flawed by design or it's just that my hands are growing out of my ass but I can wrap perfect fused claptons without these "tools" and it fails miserably with them.
My experience with the DP was that it made dual core Clapton’s with zero effort, but refused all attempts with the >2 core guided jig. But hey, it does make dual cores like a champ. Nice to flip the switch and come back 5 minutes later to a foot of good clean dual core Clapton wire...
So I'm not the only one who noticed that. Good to hear. I started being seriously concerned about my ability to wrap a coil. What I'm doing now to build a tri-core fused claptons is I'm using this "magic tools" to wrap three cores together on one end of the spool, then I remove this "tool", hook up another end to the swivel and start wrapping without this "magic tool".
Yup. I found the spool sled and large eyed brass guide with the three guide sleeves to be an utter wrap wire and time waster. The guide inserts are helpful for doing tri, quad, and quint cores with the spool tamer method though. And I’m actually using dual core fused 95% or the time anyway, so it’s still a worthy aid in my case.
I don't have the pro but I have the v1 which I drilled out one of the brass guides to accommodate the wire sleeve (v1 ), added screws to the side, and added a tube (mechanical pencil sleeve) to the underside to help guide the wire and keep the wire sleeve from going all the way inside/under the jig. The first thing I tried to do was a staggered fused Clapton. I went slow and the wire was going where it needed to go, as soon as I sped it up about 3/4 of max i started double wrapping , slowed it down and it worked again fine. Just have to find a happy medium with wire spool tension and speed. Was 2 spaced 26gaSS wrapped with 34ga, wrapped both with 34 ga. Had to "re spool" my 34 onto another spool because v1 has a thick bolt sticking out of rig and my kanthal reel didn't fit. Small video below. Phone died and couldn't record any more. Now I have no wire and cant try again until later on this week....
Actually, I believe I know the reason why the wrapping wire kept piling up out of the blue in my case. I'm 99% positive it was happening because I was using only one bearing swivel. After putting a second swivel on I've noticed how many times both swivels were rotating which makes me think that when I was using only one swivel - it was jamming a lot thus causing these pileups.
But since I've tried tamer I put Deadalus aside anyway.