Wire cutting EDM can also be referred to as wire tapping, splicing, or just wire cutting. While there are many different terms used when talking about wire EDM, the term wire cutting is often used to refer to this process. This process is an essential part of any DIY wire EDM.
When wire EDM is performed, it is important to understand that it is not a one-time thing. It is not limited to just a single section of wire. It is a process of numerous sections of wire being cut simultaneously. This allows for more precise cuts and less chances of errors on each individual segment.
In order to perform wire EDM correctly, you will need a variety of tools. These tools will be used to slice the wire or help in securing it, which gives the EDM technician the opportunity to make a more accurate cut. You will also want to purchase a guide in order to aid you in determining the best cuts and knowing how to execute the cut with the right tool.
Some other tools that you will want to purchase are a taper, a sharp knife, a clamp, and a pair of scissors. A taper is needed because it helps hold the wire in place while you cut it. The sharp knife helps you to cut in a straight line as well as cut with a consistent speed.
Cutting can be an extremely time consuming task so you will want to make sure that you purchase a pair of scissors that has a good build. Be sure to get a pair of good quality scissors since these can save you many hours of frustration and time.
Another tool that you will want to purchase is a saw for cutting the cutter wire in large sections. A saw helps cut large sections of wire at once and cuts through the thickest wire without having to worry about cutting any nerves or skin. A pair of fine cutting blades help for getting even sections of wire together for the easiest cuts possible.
As with all projects that involve cutting wire, wire EDM should be performed correctly and by an experienced EDM technician. Do not attempt to cut the wire without the proper equipment, especially if you are a beginner!