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Offline DirkDampf

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Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« on: March 10, 2012, 10:28:31 PM »
Hi

I want to buy some wire for my A2. there is kanthal and there is Ni Chrome. Just don't know what to buy. what would be the better choice?
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Dirk

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2012, 10:40:47 PM »

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2012, 10:41:38 PM »
NiChrome is cheaper, it has a slight off taste throughout its whole lifespan

Kanthal D is a little dearer, has a really dreadfull off taste for a short period, then becomes a really really clean taste. it is more durable than NiChrome

Kanthal A is same as D but even more durable.


Kanthal A is my personal preference. i temper my wire before i coil. serves 2 purposes, makes the wire more workable (flexible) and rids the initial off taste  ;D

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2012, 10:42:24 PM »
that what Ged has pointed to is excellent imo

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2012, 11:11:32 PM »
thank for the advise

Dirk

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2012, 04:28:44 AM »
I would agree with Ged and Foggy, A1 Kanthal is the better of the two and the link that Ged has posted is the cheapest I've seen and the delivery quite quick from the U.S

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Re: Ni Chrome or Kanthal
« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 10:26:32 PM »
Thanks again just ordered some.

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Dirk