[TCML] Primary Coil Copper Saving Idea
chriskarr4 at hotmail.com
Sun Mar 1 11:46:44 MST 2009
I recommend NEVER buying from 'SwordandTreasure' on eBay or from their store. I have not bought wire from them, ever, and am proud of that fact. Their wire may be Essex, which is good wire, but if you coat your coil in polyurethane the wire's enamel will be almost negligible. I advise shopping around and looking at ALL of the pages on eBay to find what you're looking for. If they don't have it, come back in a week or two.
I realize that some of us are impatient and can't wait three weeks just to get a little bit of magnet wire for $20 less than the other guy's, but, for me, that $20 is a great deal of money.
NEVER buy the wire that is sold by length. That is almost ALWAYS a scam. I always go for at least 9 or more pounds. Currently, I have made three magnet wire purchases on eBay -
10lb. spool 21AWG about $70 including shipping
11lb. spool 24AWG about $60 including shipping
11lb. spool 29AWG about $60 including shipping
> From: harvey.james at utahdatanet.com
> To: tesla at pupman.com
> Subject: RE: [TCML] Primary Coil Copper Saving Idea
> Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2009 10:21:59 -0700
> I used this site:
> A couple of weeks ago to buy 6 lb of #18 wire for $57 with free shipping.
> That is about $9.50 per pound.
> While the price per pound is still very outrageous, this site appears to
> offer smaller lengths if you don't want to buy too much.
> I have no connection with the site other than having bought one item with
> good results.
> I agree that copper prices at the retail level are still way too high. If
> you really want a scare, look at the price of copper magnet wire in
> electronics distribution. For example,
> http://www.alliedelec.com/Wire/Magnet/?N=4294965119&No=10 shows a ONE POUND
> spool of #26 for $65.41. That is (crunch crunch crunch) $65.41 per pound!
> The magnet4less.com site listed earlier is about par with what I am seeing
> on eBay.
> I don't understand why Essex wire is $10 per pound and Belden is $65 per
> pound. Maybe it is the coating.
> What we need is the $3 per pound solution to the $10 per pound problem!
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