from Overland Park, KS United States
Just received this product yesterday and tried it out. It is pretty easy to use but takes a little practice to get the tension correct. If you wind too quickly the spiral unwinds like an uncoiling spring when you remove it from the tool. The larger version comes with turning handles for different guages of wire. The finer one - for 20 guage, works very well. The thicker guages of wire, 18 or 16 are quite difficult. The largest practical finished size for 20 guage wire appears to be about 1/2 to 5/8 inches in diameter. Larger than that and the finished spiral becomes a bit "floppy". I like the tool and will use it quite a bit but I think I will need to practice on inexpensive wire first. This is actually the second one of these I ordered. The first one, in the smaller size, was defective - the central holes did not line up. I returned it for a refund of the product price, and was given the option of free shipping with my next order.
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