Re: Kinks in wire on frames & How tight does it need to be?
I used the tablesaw to make a wire holder that maintains tension on the spool and prevents run-off. the wire feeds through an eyelet upward to where I pull it through the frame eyelets and attach it at one end. I then pull the wire tight and twist around a nail so that the entire wire is under tension tight enough to twang when plucked. I have very few problems with the wire kinking with this setup.
NW Alabama, 50 years, 20 colonies and growing, sideliner, treatment free since 2005, 14 frame square Dadant broodnest