316 Stainless Steel cable wicking
316 stainless steel wire cable. This very flexible stainless cable consists of 133 Twisted Stainless threads (7 Bundles of 19 threads per bundle). This cable will require torching to create a non-resistant oxidation layer before wrapping with our favorite resistance wire. A Dremel with a cutting disc or cable cutters will be required to make a clean cut when cutting your needed lengths. Inside the center of the cable is a nylon thread that will need to be removed or burned off before use. Untwisted the bundles a few turns will expose the nylon thread for ease of removal without having to burn it out. Please choose the appropriate diameter cable that will accommodate your rebuildables wicking hole.
Includes one 12" length
1/16 ( .066 inch / 1.70mm diameter)
5/64 ( .078 inch / 1.94mm diameter)
3/32 ( .098 inch / 2.38mm diameter)
Posted by Fog Dawg on 18th Feb 2014
Since tying SS cable i haven't looked back. I had bought some from a local hardware store and it just set there. I had heard real good things and i had heard real bad things, nothing in between. I wish i hadn't waited so long to give it a try. It does work fabulously. After i put it on my first atty i knew it wouldn't be long and i'd have all my atty's converted over to SS cable. I haven't been able to get any from the local hardware store since they sold out. I think they sell more galvanized than SS so they don't worry about keeping it in stock i guess. I CAN get it here on Avid for pretty much the same price and they have it in numerous different sizes so..... there ya go, give it a try i'd be willing to bet you won't be sorry you did
Posted by Ken on 27th Oct 2013
I purchased the 3/32 and 5/64. I have used the 3/32 in a AGA TD aka: "the ball buster". lol Just the cable alone did not work very well then I wrapped it with 400 ss mesh and a 5/6 28 awg kanthal for a .87 ohm coil and that did the trick. This configuration works very well in the AGA TD. As a side note, if you are not extremely proficient at rebuilding coils, avoid the AGA TD at all costs! It took me about 15 hours to finally find a coil setup that works well. :)
Posted by Day on 23rd Jul 2013
Got the 1/16th wire. Taking out the red thread was easy. Just frayed one end and pulled the thread out sideways following the cable spiral. Unfraying the cable was easy too. Used a linemans pliers to cut it and had no problem with the cut. The wick works great. It's a good thing its sold in small lengths because this cable wick will probably last a long time.
Posted by EddieAdams on 3rd Jul 2013
Ordered all three sizes and have only tried the 1/16 so far. Much easier than rolling. Measure length and cut. Needs a break in like mesh. Was able to vape continuously once broken in without any dry hits.
That said, I still prefer mesh and feel a properly well done 400 mesh wick out performs the cable slightly. The cable carries the liquid along the outside where the mesh really absorbs it. Both work well but, the edge is to mesh. With convenience accounted for it may be a tie. Still happy I purchased it.
Posted by Unknown on 14th Jun 2013
This is the only wire rope I have used, so maybe I am not the single best person to write this review. However, I can't imagine there is much difference in the different cable available.
The plastic thread referenced in the description is easily removed.
I have been using this in a hybrid style wick with just a pinch of ss mesh and kantal ribbon. It wicks far faster than mesh, but it will soak up lots of heat that you really want to be using to heat the juice if you don't cover the area of the wick a single layer of mesh.
IDK what more to say. If you are looking at this item, it's probably because you have been reading up on this on one forum or another and have more or less decided to give it a go regardless what this review says.
Posted by jj on 6th Jun 2013
As the title says. My wicking has not gotten better or worse with ss rope. It is about on par with 400 mesh. I just received 500 mesh for the first time, so can not comment if it is as good, but will know soon enough. All in, it's not bad. beats having to roll my own wick. Other than convenience, it isn't what the hype claimed for it.
Posted by CoyoteRed on 30th May 2013
A lot of interest in the SS rope lately so I figured I would get some to try. At Avid they had different sizes to choose from and price was reasonable.I know this stuff is cheap but I don't need 10 feet to try it so I ordered from here.Since the stuff is virtually indestructible why not buy it in 1 foot lengths. If it becomes my must have style for wicking then I may invest in more.
Posted by Robert on 30th May 2013
LOVE IT, LOVE IT,LOVE IT!!! ENOUGH SAID
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