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    Has anyone tried stainless steel leader wire? We were cutting manually just fine using .016 wire until our power supply finally went out (made the mistake of using a regular light dimmer with a step-down transformer). This brand http://www.malinco.com/fishing/hardwire.html is available in various sizes from .010 on up. http://www.malinco.com/fishing/leader_chart.html

    Best part is a package of 42 feet was 97 cents at the local Dick's Sporting Goods.



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    I use stainless wire manually and will be on the cnc setup I have just built. Just need to do the electronics. What I use is control line wire the u control flyers use. Bought a spool years ago and still have lots. They come in different diameters and what I use is .016".
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    We got some .011 and .013 in addition to the .016, but haven't tried the others yet. At less than 3 cents per foot, why not try it? I can always use it for trip wire, eh?



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    McMASTER-CARR they have nichrome and Inconel wire(better) in all ga. (.020 831' $18.00) cheap shipping. They also have ball screws-bearings.....

    Mark



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    Nichrome wire at http://mscdirect.com all sizes and kinds and 1/3 the proce of other distributors



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    Hey Gil

    That power supply is the one I use. You know it works well with the inconel.

    I think I got my wire from aerowright.com

    Later Bruce

    www.wtxrcdog.com
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    You can buy Chrome Nickel fishing leader wire at Walmart. It's 69# test and 0.018 inch. It comes in a 25 foot length for less than $2. Works like a champ.

    This is the stuff at Walmart.

    http://www.thornebros.com/muskie/ter.../lc_mason.html

    Last edited by SteveC68; 12-07-2007 at 10:52 AM. Reason: Added URL


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    I find several types od Nichrome wire.

    Nickel-Chrom - copper coated
    Nickel-Chrom - shining
    Ni 80 - shining
    Nickel-Chrom-Titan

    diameter
    0,2mm resistance on 1 meter 16,8
    0,3mm resistance on 1 meter 10,1
    0,35mm resistance on 1 meter 7,5
    0,4mm resistance on 1 meter 4,6
    0,5mm resistance on 1 meter 3,4
    0,6mm resistance on 1 meter 2,3

    or 0.008 0.012 0.014 0.016 0.020 0.024 inch

    My question is: wich wire to use for foam cutting and what kaind wire diameter to use. Whati is difference between this wires.



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    I am using .018 inch, but I see a lot people using between .016 and .020 inch. I have a 115V to 25.2V, 2 Amp step down transformer. My AC voltage going into my transformer measures 124.9 and I'm seeing a little over 28 volts at my cutting wire. My power supply uses a 1 Amp fuse and so far it hasn't blown using .018 inch wire.



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    Quote Originally Posted by 43220 View Post
    My problem is wire I have on hand now breaks too frequently. Anybody recommend something that holds up well without breaking? Reason it breaks is I cut foam manually using guides the wire makes contact with and moves along during the cutting.
    Do you cut using wood templates or similate?? I used to cut wings for Rc planes using wood templates, and the wire used to break due to friction. Then I learned a simple trick: you shoul cover the edge of the template with adhesive aluminium tape, wich is used for isolating air conditing installations. Then the wire will run smoothly

    Regards from Spain


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    buy directly from Manufacturer in China, minimum order quantity is one spool.
    Here: Http://niwire.com



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    why not just buy rene 41 wire from skyking? cost is about 60c per foot but you get a much better cut and last longer than s/s or nicrome wire.

    you can buy 50feet for $30 and its only $6 shipping to usa

    sky king rene 41 wire



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