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    Is there a tool for twisting wire better than I can do with my hands?

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    smoorenc

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    Post by smoorenc on Wed Dec 16, 2020 2:37 pm

    Hi,  It seems that I can never get my wire twisting too look as good as the pictures on here. Is there a tool to do it better than by hand? I just ordered a SP14 and I want it to look better than my ST-120's wire twisting. Not that anyone really looks inside. Just a pride kind of thing to have it look nice I guess.

    Is there a tool for twisting wire better than I can do with my hands? SP14-275

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    Post by peterh on Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:08 pm

    You can use an electric handdrill.
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    Post by Bob Latino on Wed Dec 16, 2020 7:32 pm

    Check out the video at the link below on twisting wires with an electric drill ...

    Bob


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    Post by smoorenc on Thu Dec 17, 2020 2:13 am

    THANKS!
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    Post by Tom on Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:53 pm

    Tuck as much wire as you can into the chuck and you'll get a nice straight inch or so before the twist for stripping and hookup. If you're careful with measurements, you can do the same on the free end by pinching with fingers or needlenose where you want the twist to stop. Have fun!
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    Post by daveshel on Wed Dec 23, 2020 12:51 pm

    Or an old-fashioned egg beater works nicely.

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