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flywoodkb

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74282 years ago
I AM TRYING TO BUILD A HOT WIRE JIG TO CUT 12" STYROFOAM .I HAVE A TRANSFORMER IN MIND,VARIAC VOLTAGE REGULATOR #TDGC2-2, 0-130V/20 AMP/2000 WATTS.I DONT KNOW WHAT TYPE OF WIRE TO GET.CAN ANY ONE HELP?
shimmeree6 years ago
Should I try a smaller guage wire with the 12 transformer (maybe the 18 guage)? the 1st wire we used was 15 guitar wire & 12 transformer (but melted the wire) Then tried 26 guage ni-chrome but wouldn't heat enough to cut. Then we tried going to 26 guage ni-chrome with the 24 transformer (which burned up the box & the dimmer)We are making 4 foot cuts on 1&2 in. thin & thick filter media. Any suggestions ???
ewilhelm7 years ago
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