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Posted on Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:15 pm
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why do the coils twist when they come off of a square mandrel?

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Posted on Sat Nov 14, 2009 4:58 pm
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The same reason that there is spring back in a round coil. In a square coil the spring back is just A LOT more noticeable.

You are going to have to anneal the wire on the mandrel or cut the rings off the mandrel while that are still on it to maintain the square shape.

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Posted on Sun Nov 15, 2009 10:42 am
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use a triangle, so when it springs out its square. this works some times not all the time.


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Posted on Mon Nov 16, 2009 3:31 am
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jim0825 wrote:
Why do the coils twist when they come off of a square mandrel?


Coils all twist anyway. You can just see it better with corners in the coil.

But no springback equals no twist either. But who wants to make coils out of wire solder?

Barbara Mandrell doesn't look too durn square to me. Too much of the wrong kind of makeup and bleached blondeness, but hardly square.


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