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New Review: Kanthal Resistance Wire (0.2 and 0.4mm)


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During the IPMS USA Nationals this year, John Vojtech was kind enough to provide several of his tools from Unique Master Models (UMM) to the IPMS Review Corps, and this was one of the items I was fortunate enough to receive.  Technically, Kanthal wire is a ferritic iron-chromium-aluminum alloy that has high resistance and also resists oxidation.  Although the resistance of a wire means little to a modeler (unless it is being used to allow electricity to flow), resistance to oxidation is a big benefit for any applications where bare wire is needed.

 

This new product for UMM is advertised as being ideal for making springs, shiny antenna, and various engine or wheel bay details.  The spools are 3 meters long (about 10 feet) and are available in 0.2 and 0.4 mm, both of which were provided to the IPMS for this review.  UMM recommends that you do not solder Kanthal wire, but attach it using glue instead.

 

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