If you are going to be rebuilding coils, odds are you aren’t going to be doing it with your bare hands. You’re going to need some basic tools, flush cutters, ceramic tweezers and a couple of screwdrivers at the very least. Well, Coil Master have this handy little kit out that contains all of the tools you might require for your coil building adventures.
The case its self is bulging, actually bulging which seems to set up for a rather extensive kit and to be fair, the CM kit is. The kit contains the following: Flush cutters, needle nose pliers, ceramic tipped tweezers, bent tip tweezers, an ohm-meter, screwdriver with swappable tips (both flat and phillips head in a variety of sizes), a wee box that has eight sections for miscellaneous storage (coils, screwdriver bits, spare screws etc) and finally the coil master coiling kit in a rather study drawstring bag.
So, for simplicities sake, I’m going to work through each of the components that make up this rather convenient little kit before passing judgement on the entire kit.
First of all, the flush cutters provided within the CM kit are quite sharp, the metal is clean and free of any chips in the blades. The spring is just at the right tension so you aren’t fighting against it to squeeze them shut, making using them quite easy. The handles are a generous thickness so you aren’t feeling them digging into your hands however the metal in them doesn’t seem the greatest, being a bit on the soft side. The printing of the Coil Master logo isn’t the greatest either, having worn off quite quickly.
The needle nose pliers contained in the Coil Master Kit aren’t bad either, they are sturdily built with a lap joint design, made of decent quality drop forged steel with a comfortable, albeit thin vinyl grip. Further inspection reveals that these are produced by a Japanese company called MTC. However, I did happen to notice that between the jaws was absolutely filthy with what seemed like machine oil or something of the sort. While this may be a bit pedantic, if I am working on something that will be heated up in the process of vapourising a liquid for me to take into my lungs, the last thing I want to be doing is to adding foreign materials into the mixture. Besides that, they aren’t bad, almost expensive feeling pliers.
The kit also includes a pair of white-ceramic tipped tweezers, they are pretty solidly built, although once again, not much else to say or write home about besides the Coil Master branding on them.
Also included is a screwdriver that comes with eight bits, flat head in 1.5, 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5mm and phillips head in 00, 0, 1 and 2. The top of the screwdriver unscrews to allow you to store the bits inside it, although when I received mine I was able to retrieve three bits with ease, then I had to grab the end of a spoon to retrieve the remainder as they were jammed at the bottom of the barrel, proving difficult to remove. The handle of the screwdriver is made out of quite thin plastic, so I wouldn’t really trust putting any sort of pressure onto it. Another thing worth noting is the tip is meant to be magnetised to hold the bit in place when you withdraw it from the RDA or whatever you are needing to screw (mind out of the gutter please!) However, when I removed a bit while I was testing this without any force, the magnet came away with the bit.
The scissors that come included in the kit are pretty solid. Nothing more to say. Solidly assembled.
The bent tip, needle nose tweezers are don’t leave much to write about, while they are solid, the metal does seem softer than it should be, they are quite easy to bend with just a slight touch of force.
Also included in the kit is the coil master coiling jig. This is definitely a strong addition to the kit, solidly built, machined from what feels like decent quality metal. Each jig is the size advertised after having measured each one with a vernier gauge to double check this. The threats on the jig are clean although there was a little bit of machine oil or some sort of residue on the jig.
The Ohm meter contained within the kit is rather unremarkable, at best. Its a generic ohmmeter with Coil Master Branding. There is absolutely nothing which makes this stand head and shoulders above any other ohm meters.
I tested this with two coils with the RBA section fitted on the Subtank Mini v2’s atomiser. One rated at .5 ohms and one rated at 1.2 ohms, both of these tested first with a multi metre before being tested on the ohmmeter.
Fortunately, the ohmmeter contained within the kit is accurate according to these two tests, reading the .5 as .5 and the 1.2 as 1.2.
Inside the kit but not photographed is a insanely useful little segmented box. It has six sections to allow you to store a myriad of little things that you might lose or need, spare coils, bits, spare screws from atomisers etc. Not much to say besides it being useful.