Someone somewhere mentioned that single strand unbraided fishing leader wire (50-pound) will make a good replacement for nicrome wire. Anyone have any brand names that I can look for, especially at Wal-Mart?
Also, on the topic of foam cutting, my nicrome wire seems to develop a fine layer of "scum" on cutting a wing and it seems to be affecting the cut. Yes, it's probably melted white foam. However, comments on what cann be done to reduce teh problem or to clean up the wire are appreciated.
My power supply is a Radio Shack (now "The Source" in Canada) bell transformer with a dimmer switch on the AC 120V side. Someone at the club said that need to work out the amperage that I'm working with to make sure that I'm not over-loading the transformer. I've got a multi-meter, but don't know how to properly hook it up so I'm getting a proper reading plus the math needed for the actual calculation.
Thanks in advance!