[tog] Nichrome wire

Gary Cooke garycookex at eircom.net
Fri May 29 14:59:47 CEST 2015

yes, go for it. 

Use a variable power supply to see what you need. Typically you need just a few volts but relatively high current......a few amps. Depends on the wire thickness. Bit of trial and error. 

Is guitar wire stainless? Trouble with ordinary wire is that its resistance changes too much with temp and so hard to control. Nichrome doesn't change resistance much I think. 

From: "seannicholls" <seannicholls at gmail.com> 
To: "garycookex" <garycookex at eircom.net> 
Cc: "tog" <tog at lists.tog.ie> 
Sent: Friday, 29 May, 2015 13:53:49 
Subject: Re: [tog] Nichrome wire 

Mike says I can use electric guitar wire, and it seems a popular solution. I may pop down later and swap out the iron wire for something more musical :-) 
thanks everyone! 


On Fri, May 29, 2015 at 1:50 PM, Gary Cooke < garycookex at eircom.net > wrote: 

I made a hot wire cutter. Its hanging in the workshop. Didn't have nichrome wire tho. Just plain iron stuff. Not ideal, but worked. 


From: "seannicholls" < seannicholls at gmail.com > 
To: "tog" < tog at lists.tog.ie > 
Sent: Friday, 29 May, 2015 13:40:40 
Subject: [tog] Nichrome wire 

Does anyone know where I could pick up some Nichrome wire in store in Dublin / City Centre? 

I want to make a hot wire cutter for Tog 


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