1. Cut two 2 foot long pieces of 24 ga wire.
2. Using a heavy duty side cutter, cut a two to three inch piece of a welding rod that is 18 or 20 ga. Do not cut this with your flush cutter; it will ruin the tool. File the burr from the end that you cut. Insert this rod into the chuck.. Fix your 24 ga wire by slipping it into one of the slots in the jaws of the chuck (Figure A).