Like a Virgin - Inexpensive Tools for a Noob to Rebuilding
by, 06-25-2014 at 05:49 PM (305 Views)
Yes, I am a noob.
Until a few days ago, I've always used devices (VV/VW), and used stock coils. When I ran out, I'd order more.
I decided to venture into the world of both drippers, and a mechanical mod (Reo mini 2.1). Looking at the videos for rebuilding coils made it SEEM super easy, so I wasn't daunted by losing my coil cherry when my mod, or the drippers finally arrived.
Well, the drippers came last week (2 igo-L). I had my Kanthal, pliers, light...everything that I thought I would need. And then, lo and behold...I got a good look at the posts.
Small. So very, very small.
I waited a day or two, thinking about what I should do. Did I *really* want to drip? Was it that much of a big deal to order the altogether random stock atomizers heads from kanger? Seriously random, mind you...my 1.8 orders would come in ranging anywhere from 1.8 to 2.6.
I was about to say, "No big," and then I realised...I still had an Reo mini coming in. I had to rebuild the reomizer. *PANIC*
I'm 46. My eyes are not that great. I wear glasses, and over the last few years, the prescription has consistently changed every year (for the worse). How was I *EVER* going to be able to do this, aside from going into a shop and asking someone to build for me?
I found some surprisingly inexpensive (and PERFECT) tools to help!
lluminated Multipower LED Binohead Magnifier
This was the best $7.87 I ever spent. Seriously. I can see what I am doing, it lights up, and...well, my husband makes fun of me when he sees it on me.
Lutz 4-In-One Pocket Screwdriver
This is the size of a pen. It LOOKS like a pen. Ran me I think $2.99 in Ace.
Dispensing Needle, Blunt Tip 14 ga x 1-1/2" 50 pcs
Perfect for not only helping to thread the cotton into the coil, but also useful for DIY mixing
You might be able to get one cheaper, but get one nonetheless. You'll be needing this. I like this one because it is very small and compact.
Artistic Wire Coiling Gizmo
I haven't actually used this, but it is on order. My hands shake like a mofo, and my coils are all over the place. From what I've read, this thing is perfect. And cheap. Did I mention, cheap?
We all know we're spending tons of money on mods and juices, at least we can hope for cheap, functional tools that will make our experience easier!