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    What do you guys use to make your micro coils? What kind of tools are must have. What do you use to wrap. Do you use a torch or a regular lighter? What gauge kanthal do you use for sub ohms? Does everyone have a different method? Just thought this would be a good topic


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    Personally I use 30 gauge wire. I use a micro screwdriver to wrap my coils on, with a diameter of 1.6mm (super close to 1/16). Tools mostly depend on the device. Screwdriver for wrapping and tightening down the post, nail clippers for cutting the wire close, and tweezers to pinch and shape the coil. I dont torch my kanthal; however, I wrap coils really close on my own. My favorite setup for the micro coil is 5/6 wrap for 1.3 ohms.

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    I use a 14 gauge needle and wrap my coil around that. Typically an eight or nine wrap with 28SWG nichrome. Once done I use tweezers to hold the coil and slightly compress it while I heat it with a jet lighter. I use cotton for wick. I just shred it up a whole lot and then poke it through with a piece of scrap wire. Wet your wick and vape. Lately though I have been using a method I recently came up with. I have the build in this same sub form. Check it out I am calling it a flat wrap or a zig zag heading element.

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    i have been trying to build micro coils but i keep failing,i always get a burnt taste from them not sure what i am doing wrong

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    From my time with micros. I have found that usually burnt taste is from not enough cotton in the wick (so parts of the coil are not wet and burning as hot spots. If you have a strong cotton taste then you have too much cotton and its choking. This can be tricky to get just right but after some practice, it will be amazing.

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    I have been using 30 gauge kanthal with great success. Check out my tutorial on a dual-coil Kanger T3S.
    http://www.e-cigarette-forum.com/for...l#post11641220

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    30g seems to be a good middle ground gauge to use. I use a coil jig when i make mine and getting the cotton right seems an art form, but the general rule is :less is better.

    If you see cotton bunching up forming "shoulders" when in your coil, then you have to much. Remember it swells when wet.

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