Firstly I'll state that I am clear on the difference between coil splitting and coil tapping. I'm not asking about splitting. I realize the two terms often get confused. So how exactly is a coil tap accomplshed. I was always under the impression that you basically remove a bit of the insulation and solder (tap) into the coil wire at a predetermined point or points. Correct? Some questions: 1. How do you remove the insulation? Heat? Scraping? 2. How do you reinsulate the join? 3. Is the same type/gauge of wire that's used for the tap wire the same as what's used for the coil wire? 4. How does the tap wire exit from inside the coil? If anyone can include pictures or photos of the process that would be most excellent. I've always been curious about tapping and the actual mechanics of how it is done. Lots of detail would be appreciated.