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copper wire
« on: November 16, 2012, 07:38 PM »
This has probably already been posted but I just don't have the time to search through all posts. I'm looking for a site to buy copper wire. I thought I had Jim Gremels site but apparently I don't and googling has lead me to dead ends. Thanks to all who input :)
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:58 PM »
Thanks John.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2012, 08:27 PM »
The link to Jims site just says "default site" same as I have been getting on the google search. The other 2 work.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 08:36 PM »
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 08:39 PM »
Going on Cass bonsai's site looking I see no wire.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #6 on: November 16, 2012, 09:39 PM »
Buy from Gremel. If not, try Meco Bonsai. I like Jim's wire best, but Roger is a quality guy and sells in different format.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #7 on: November 16, 2012, 09:49 PM »
Before leaving SC I attended my last study group where we had Tim Gardner as our teacher. He recommended Jims wire as the best. That wire safe on Adams Bonsai site is cool(<<for L'ville John)
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2012, 10:27 PM »
I have Adams copper wire at home.  It's pretty good.  At Boon's, we used Gremel's.  It is softer.  When I use up my existing supply, I will get my next wire from Gremel.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2012, 06:01 AM »
I tell everyone to buy from Jim Gremel; especially if you need a lot as he waives shipping costs on purchases over $320 (I think).   I don't even get a discount for promoting him, but my hands feel better after using his wire a few days straight on a client's trees  ;D

On a different note, where does everyone buy their aluminium wire?  Never bought a ton at once until now.

 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #10 on: November 17, 2012, 09:05 AM »
Owen, the high tensile (high holding power) aluminum I get from Jim or Roger as well. The low tensile wire, aka low holding power and cheap- Stone Lantern.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #11 on: November 17, 2012, 11:15 AM »
Love Jims wire too!  Do you guys buy the regular size lengths from Jim, or a larger bulk length?  Just curious to price savings??
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #12 on: November 17, 2012, 03:44 PM »
Um, Jim sells by the Kilo or partial kilo, fixed weight per gauge. He will do special sizing, but you have to buy a lot- several complete sets, to get it.
 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 06:23 PM »
Thanks John, good to know.

 

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Re: copper wire
« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 10:35 PM »
What's this talk of different kinds of aluminum wire?