So I bought a little adjustable magnifying glass, with LED’s built in (kinda like the bendy engineer lamps),and IT CHANGED MY BUILDING WORLD :laugh:. I’ve always had really good vision (20/15 in both eyes, 20/20 with either individually), so I didn’t even give it a second thought, but now I wish I really had! I just tested it out and my "super nano-coils" look as perfect as a 24ga wrapped on a nail, super duper easy now, I find I can correct my mistakes as I’m making them because I can actually see a teeny tiny gap in the coils long before I finish that wrap, and even the relatively difficult ones are coming out perfect on the first wrapping, even though I usually don’t need to squeeze them with tweezers, I still do just to get that OCD perfect coil, practically "fused" together. My favorite part though as I said, is I can tell now if I’m GOING to mess up if I do a certain thing this way, for example I can line up my tweezers right so when I squeeze (really squeeze) the coils I don’t get that outside coil snap into an overlap because I’m actually in control. I’m mad I didn’t get one sooner, in fact I’m thinking about getting one that magnifies more than just 2.5x (or 4, that little extra mag spot that’s my "coil counting sight" now).
Sorry about that, I get giddy when I improve my coils :toast:.
Anyway, after this duh moment today, I was wondering what tools you guys find essential, or nearly essential for building (or anything vaping for that matter). Just a list of common items you often use, or even want. My fingernail clippers were getting rugged, and they’re a little gnarly now, so I figured I’d splurge a little on some build tools that would make my life easier.
-Some horotec swiss aluminum & carbon fiber tipped; flat broad, and extra fine tweezers. (I never knew a nice pair of tweezers would make all the difference, these are awesome because the carbon fiber tips allow me to fire my coil while I’m squeezing/tightening them up.
-A dremel speed bit set, has sizes: 1/64" &1/32"!, 3/64",1/16",5/64",3/32",7/64",1/8"
-the flattest bead wire nippers I could find in my city lol
-that small desktop magnifying glass with light
-and FINALLY something to screw my deck into so I don’t short my coils on accident, an awesome little fasttech ohm meter/volt meter combo. It’s cheap and the most accurate out right now at +/-0.1 accuracy (doesn’t compare to my fluke but more convenient)
$17.61 2-in-1 Combo Tester (Ohm Meter + Volt Meter) for e-cigarette – w/ drawstring pouch at FastTech – Worldwide Free Shipping
I’d love to hear what some of you guys have figured out, I’m sure there’s some tricks and tools out there that’ll blow my mind.