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Old 05-11-2019, 09:50 AM
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It's not the end of the world. The acid from your fingers is the thing to pay attention to. Where you handle it, clean it.
Is there any chance that the nick can be incorporated into a tight twist? I have crap like that hanging out from my elements all the time but I'm not trying to go much over annealing settings.
If you expect the nick to fail, then do something about it now. I would be inclined to cut the wire right at the nick, heat both of the ends from the cut, stretch them a little and then tightly coil that up in a dualwire twist. Keep it glowing hot while you do it. I think that would last longer than the nick will.
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