The model I reviewed includes one crank rod holder (or bracket), one screw, one 1.5mm crank rod, and one 3.5mm crank rod. A small instruction booklet was also included inside of the box.
How the Coil Gizmo Works
Once you secure the brackets, there are two holes for each rod, one small and larger to fit the different sizes. You first anchor your wire around the loop of the rod, insert the rod through the appropriate hole on the bracket, hold the wire against the bracket with your thumb, and with your other hand, start cranking the handle of the rod around and around. Voila! You easily form an even coil.
You can cut the links of the coil to form jump rings or you can use all kinds of different patterns to form coiled wire beads and components. The booklet includes instructions for making a double coiled bead.
The instruction booklet could be a lot clearer than it is. All the images are in black and white, are small, and in some cases very dark and difficult to see well. I did go on the Coiling Gizmo web site and found more information there, but the same instructions in the booklet are there as well, so that wasn't very helpful. Finally, I went to YouTube.com and found a number of very nice videos created by various jewelry designers who demonstrated how to use this tool, so if you decide to purchase it, I would go there first before trying to navigate through the booklet. It will save you a lot of time.
If you just want to make a few jump rings, this tool is probably not for you since it only makes very small ones (no larger than 3.5mm). Now if you are interested in all the very cool coiling beads you can make, then this is worth the cost, but I would suggest doing some research on YouTube.com first. That way you can "see" what it is possible to make using this tool and whether the finished jewelry components are to your taste or not.