Coil building kits feature everything an aspiring builder needs to begin snipping, wrapping, and mounting their coils onto a rebuildable atomizer. They feature several everyday tools like snips, pliers and screwdrivers but also more specific items like coil wire and wicking material like organic cotton.
James BickfordUpdated: April 7, 2021
Coil Master DIY Kit V3
Includes a Coil Master 521 Mini Tab
Coil Master’s most advanced kit
Consists of a silicone case for the coil jigs
Coil Master is a well-known name in the vaping community and judging by the riches they i...
The selection of best vape accessories for building coils here ranges from tricked out to bare bones, and everything in between. Depending on what they contain and how much they have, these kits will be ideal for starters (if it has everything) or experienced builders who need a back-up or travel kit (if they have only a few items).
Coil Master is a well-known name in the vaping community and judging by the riches they included in this kit, and it is easy to see why. A 521 Mini Tab ohm reader and mounting device? Check. 10ft. of Kantahl wire? Check. A Phillips AND a Flathead screwdriver? Check.
The list goes on with the V3, which bursts at the seams with everything from ceramic and elbow tweezers to a T-style hex screwdriver and two pads of organic Japanese cotton. Based on the contents alone, the V3 DIY kit is ideal for someone who is starting to build and mount their coils.
The Coil Master DIY kit V3 is the most extensive and most plentiful kit in their line-up, but they have smaller, mini versions as well, like the V2 and the V1, which come with less but also contain high-quality Coil Master tools for any class of builder.
The Wotofo Vape tool kit is a well-stocked package for new, intermediate and experienced builders. The tools in this ensemble are made from a variety of high-quality materials like stainless steel, medical-grade tungsten steel, and chrome vanadium steel. The basics like surgical-grade, stainless steel scissors (non-foldable) and tweezers are all here, but their variations are also present like ceramic-tipped and bent tweezers.
One stand-out from the beautiful kit is the 4-in-1 screwdriver with its distinctive emerald handle. The screwdriver has four different heads and spans the range of options from hex-style to Flathead and Phillips head screwdrivers. For added durability and protection, all the tools come encased in a zip-up, waterproof case.
The Coil Master Build Kit DIY Mini is a smaller version of the grandmaster V3 DIY kit, also from Coil Master. The physical size of the package is reduced, as well as the contents. Most notably absent are the 521 Tab mini ohm reader as well as the elbow tweezers and the 10ft. spool of Kanthal wire.
Still, the kit remains very well-stocked, as vapers will get ceramic tweezers, in a unique, pincer-style design, and a portable, balanced rig with six different-sized rods for individual diameters. There are also two organic Japanese cotton pads, even though there is no wire. Also missing from this mini version is the free silicone case for the coil rods, which has been replaced with a cinched pouch.
VaporFi is a recognized online vape retailer that sells everything, from vape mods, e-juices, and batteries to dry herb and concentrates vapes. It is no surprise then that they also feature a VaporFi coil building kit for coil builders.
The kit comes in its own, zip-up carrying case, and holds everything a builder needs. There are the requisite tools like a pair of foldable scissors, two pairs of tweezers (one with ceramic-tipped blades, and the other pure stainless steel), as well as an always helpful coil jig for wrapping wire.
Speaking of wire, the kit also features wick and coil material in the form of a few sheets of organic, Japanese cotton, as well as 24g Kanthal wire. The VaporFi kit also features a small ohm meter for testing out coils and new builds.
It seems that a lot of vape companies are coming out with their kits, and Vandy Vape is no different. Although Coil Master doesn’t make or produce their mods, the fact that Vandy Vape, Wotofo all have their building kits means that attracting builders is essential to them as well.
The Vandy Vape kit though is a step-down from the all-giving Coil Master DIY V3 kit as it sticks only to tools, and leaves out cotton, wire, and rigs. In that sense, the Vandy Vape Fundamental Tool Kit Pro is more for the seasoned vaper, who wraps their coils, has their cotton, wire, and ohmmeter, but needs to upgrade their tools. Here vapers will find scissors, three screwdriver heads, 2 hexagon screws, 2 coil wrappers, and tweezers. All the contents come in a padded, zip-up case.
Vapers who want to make their coils and wick them with their preferred material are the ones most in need of a building kit.
Vapers who use sub-ohm tanks with stock coils need not bother. If sub-ohm vapers or vapers with a few years of experience vaping want to make the jump to wrapping and mounting their coil builds, they’ll need one of these kits.
The tools mentioned above are essentials, as vapers need them to:
Wrap their coils
Trim the leads
Cut the wicking material
Strum their built coils to find hotspots
Coil building kits can also include nonessential or supplementary things like:
Tabs to measure ohms and dry-fire
A well-stocked and generous kit may include the above, but they are also available on their own, so they are not often found in some packages.
How to Use a Vape Coil Kit
All the tools in a coil building kit have a specific function. There is a consensus on what role each device has, but builders have their particular views about what is right and what is wrong.
A quick breakdown:
Pliers: Pliers are just a useful tool to have, but many vapers find they work well to clamp down wires, thread coils, and cut wires as well
Tweezers: all-metal tweezers are standard, but coil building kits include ceramic-tipped tweezers as ceramic does not conduct electricity, thereby making them safer when working with live wires, or when trying to find hotspots
Flush cutters: a favorite tool among builders, flush cutters are perfect for trimming leads that are too long, and are often too hard to get to with other tools
Screwdrivers: again, screwdrivers are typical households tools, but for vapers, screwdrivers are essential in securing leads and clamps Scissors: another essential item, scissors, especially smaller, and foldable ones, are crucial for snipping wick ends, and sizing up the length of wick material
Vape Coil Kits: Where Have You Been All My Life?
A coil building kit is an integral part of becoming a coil builder. The DIY elements of vaping are a considerable draw for tinkerers, gear-heads, and anyone who likes working with their hands. Coil building kits make it possible for them to customize their vape down to the wire and wick material, as well as how many wraps to give it, and how much resistance to give it.
The kits here are a mixed bag of well-supplied, mega-kits with everything a person needs in one case, to the bare bones packages that have only the basics, but still, there are kits here for every skill and experience level.
Published: July 22, 2019Updated: April 7, 2021
My way of understanding the significance of vaping came not only through the disruption of smoking but its effects on society as a whole. Now I bring people to vaping and bring vaping to people. I love using new gear, writing in-depth reviews and generally nerding out about vaping to like-minded people.