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Steven
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« 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 Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2012, 07:52 PM »

http://www.jimgremel.com/
http://www.cassbonsaigardens.com/
http://www.adamsbonsai.com/
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Steven
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« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2012, 07:58 PM »

Thanks John.
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« 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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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 08:36 PM »

Weird, not for me. How about http://www.jimgremel.com/copperwire2106.html
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Steven
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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 08:39 PM »

Going on Cass bonsai's site looking I see no wire.
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« 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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« 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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« 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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« 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  Grin

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

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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #13 on: November 17, 2012, 06:23 PM »

Thanks John, good to know.

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« Reply #14 on: November 25, 2012, 10:35 PM »

What's this talk of different kinds of aluminum wire?
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