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Electrical Wire Twister
A tool for twisting electrical wiresGadget
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I'm wiring a new printer and needed to make a lot of twisted pair wires to connect everything to the controller board and power supply, so I designed this tool.
Update 3/22: I have designed a much better wire twister that you can see here: https://www.youmagine.com/designs/ultimate-wire-twister
Materials and methods
This is a good use for the random short pieces of filament you have left at the end of a spool because it doesn't take much filament. You can use PLA or ABS. I printed in 0.25 mm layers.
You will need 8x 6-32 x 1/2" long screws.
Just clamp the wires (any size up to about 5 mm diameter) in the two pieces, chuck one in your drill and clamp the other in a vise or clamp it to a table top, pull the wires tight and run the drill slowly, keeping tension on the wires as they twist.
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