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  1. bx10r

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    F.m.l[​IMG]

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    BKTOAD Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Looks like your swivels are pulled tight (straight) at rest. Try to leave a tiny bit of slack. Just enough to let the swivels bow down a tiny bit. When you pull the trigger on your drill, it will naturally pull your drill farther back creating even more tension.

    If you pull into your swivels, they will bind up and not spin freely.

    And, did you try the ziploc trick?
     
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    The wire isnt tight has some play...and no shit...i forgot...tomorrow...got pissed and closed shop...

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    Skullzz Blonde disaster VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Dang thanks for the heads up on Lightening Vapes...I was about to place an order with them tomorrow! What websites would be a good choice then?


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    My top 3 preferences in order are:

    https://temcoindustrial.com/
    http://www.masterofclouds.com/
    https://store.coilsociety.com/

    Sometimes you can find some spools on eBay cheaper than buying directly from the shops websites.


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    BKTOAD Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Too tight
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    Just right
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    Am i supposed to have 2 swivels? I used 2 before then went back to 1

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    Dude, that wire is gonna fly all over the place.
     
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    Redundancy is good. In case one fails, there's another to back it up.
     
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    BKTOAD Silver Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    There are actually 3 there. 2 bearing swivels and a swvl.

    I feel better with more swivels.

    The swvl tells me if I am pulling too tight. The fishing swivels have less resistance. But the swvl will turn with more tension. So if the swvl turns (or worse, all-out spins) that means I am pulling too hard and siezing up my fishing swivels.
     
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    I have a whole bag full I think what I'm going to do tomorrow is try to reposition them somewhere Else on my station...if i get on it tonight I won't sleep I don't like to give up but don't want to burn myself out and turn myself off either

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    It doesn’t when you grab the drill. Or, at least, when I do. Pic is of the swivels without my hand on the drill.

    If I had it taut when I I am not even holding the drill, it ends up way too tight, and I would, personally, snap the wire at the chuck. Pulling the trigger leans the drill back some.

    At least, what works for me.

    If your wire is slapping around, it is too loose. Hold your drill hand a little tighter back.

    It’s a fine line between flapping wire, perfect tension, and snapping at the chuck.
     
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    Well I still stand by it . You both make amazing coils.

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    This chili I just made is even better than my coils. Damn, is it good! :D
     
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    Well ill be back at it tomorrow..thx guys

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    Save me some....

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    Too late.
    Not as thick as I usually make it, but the flavor is fantastic!
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    Nice... I'm jelly. Even while on my diet

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    Made a quick unpolished video to illustrate what I was trying to say about how I find the sweetspot with core tension. Probably easier to see it in action than deciphering my written post. The slight wobble will absolutely go away when the wrap wire is attached. You want as little tension as possible on the wrap, but it still does add some tension onto your cores/swivels. So it will straighten out the slack.
     
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    I appreciate this so much....wish i can be home trying...lol

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    i got one for testing and found that its great for making fused claptons easily for people who dont want to learn anything passed that (in terms of difficulty). fused claptons are a great vape, and are easy to configure to anything from tubes to series. they are the best balance of performance versus difficulty in my opinion...but the deadalus has its issues as well (its automatic, but there is a learning curve, and always a possibility of a failed build due to random things like poorly spooled wire), and its easy to argue that making them the normal way (drill+swivels) is just as easy after you get the hang of it. my room mate got a working pair on her first try, and a perfect pair on her second. its not as hard as it sounds...and theres lots of info on the forums.

    edit - heres a link to the deadalus thread

    @CrazyChef v2.0 thats a lovely set of posts/pics man :cheers: (save me some chili)
     
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    Keep up the good work @Skullzz. I started off with single spaced claptons & now I use aliens :)
     
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    BKTOAD.... wasting countless hours cussing at lifeless snarls of wire is my favorite hobby lmao.
    Screwball.... Try beating your mattress with a baseball bat... its way more satisfying and less destructive
     
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