The Vape Game: Becoming a Coil Builder
Have you looked down at the vape you use and realized that it’s not quite up to your standards? Possibly that there are just a few parts and pieces you’d like to tweak? Then maybe it’s time for you to become a true engineer of your craft, and begin building your own coils. Coil building is a multi-step process that takes care and finesse, but is ultimately one of the most rewarding things you can do in your time vaping. By building your own coils, you can control the exact amount of ohms in your vaporizer or MOD.
The first step must be completed prior to any building. Here, you need to order and obtain an ohm meter from The Vape Mall. Without this, you won’t be able to tell or test that all important ohm reading. Got one? Good, now you can move on to the next step.
You’ll need kanthal resistance wire, and will form and heat it to become a true coil. This can be done with tweezers, a screwdriver, and of course your wire. The number of coils you make will affect the power output of your coil.
Why do this, you may ask? The most important reason is cost efficiency. Buying coil heads is expensive, and can eat into your vaping budget pretty quickly. Estimates show that high quality coils can cost around $10 per week, whereas building your own coils will cost you just pennies and some of your time. Though there’s a learning curve to making these coils, once you get it down you can build them extremely quickly and efficiently. It’s also more rewarding and fun to wrap coils on your own than simply opening a package and plopping one in your device. Better flavor from you eliquid is another reason. Many people believe that they get the best flavor from their vape juice when they build their own coils.
Furthermore, creating your own coils gives you even further customization options. That ohm meter mentioned before isn’t just for show. Using the ohm meter correctly will allow you to create coils of your preferred resistance. Not only that, you’ve the choice of using cotton, silica, or mesh wicks - or even a combination depending on how you feel that day.
If you enjoy tinkering with your vaping device and look to save money (or not spend as much money) while doing it, then building your own coils will help you achieve the next level of vaping.