[tog] Nichrome wire

Mike Hibbett mike.hibbett at gmail.com
Fri May 29 15:02:40 CEST 2015


I've had no trouble with guitar wire, and it lasts reasonably well. Plus it
costs next to nothing.

On 29 May 2015 at 13:59, Gary Cooke <garycookex at eircom.net> wrote:

> 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!
>
> Sean
>
> 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.
>>
>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/100047873@N08/sets/72157639094902503
>>
>>
>>
>> ------------------------------
>> *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
>>
>> Sean
>>
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