Anyone who has tried straighten wire by hand knows how frustrating it can be.

One common method is to fix one end and tighten the other end in a drill chuck.  Apply tension to the wire while turning the drill slowly.  This works well but I find it can be tricky to detach the wire from the drill without putting kinks in it.

The method I'm going to describe is to build a jig.  It works well and only take a few minutes to build.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

The materials required are cheap and you may even have them lying around your workshop.
  • A length of wood to fix the jig to.  Can be as long as you like.  The one I used is about 1.5 metres long -- that's about 5 feet in American units or 1.5 meters in American metric :-)
  • Two eye bolts
  • A 'D' shackle
  • A turnbuckle
Tools requirements are:
  • A drill
  • Wire cutters
  • Pliers
  • Eye protection
Good idea but if you have two people just use plyers to pull much faster
Better have a strong grip! :)
Try this, is very effective: <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/An-easy%2c-cheap-and-efficient-way-to-straighten-and/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/An-easy%2c-cheap-and-efficient-way-to-straighten-and/</a>
Yep I mentioned that method in the intro. The drill method twists the wire straight, this method stretches it straight.
Pardon, just now I see it.
Just what I needed :) Thanks for sharing.

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