that’s exactly what i do with SS - another option is to wrap the coil(s), then torch the coils individually (holding them with a plier) then put the coil back on the drill/screw and re-adjust the ID - springiness gone. you need to do this more with the smaller (higher gauge) wires than the larger ones
i started wrapping coils long before doing DIY - and did many side by side, same tank, same juice, different coil material (Kanthal vs Ni80 vs SS) and i do find SS much better in flavor - I get many of the “hidden” notes in a juice - the sweeter flavors that are behind the main note… someone back then described SS as giving a “brighter” flavor and i totally agree…
SS will ramp up and cool much faster than Kanthal, and will produce more heat - so sometime if you do a single coil of small gauge (like 28) and small ID (2.5mm), you may find that the wick will quickly deteriorate due to drying out quicker when vaping with your same “pull” - in that case i suggest you try either a 2-strand twisted or a clapton with the 28 wire as your core (and 34/35 as the wrapping). flavor improves even more (this is a great setup for tanks with smaller chamber sizes like the Zephyrus or Crius) - for larger chamber tanks (Pharaoh, Engine…), best use a 26 or 24 and ID > 2.5mm (i found 3 is the minimum for my Pharaoh)
i exclusively use SS since then - still have many Kanthal and Ni80 reels around, but every time i do a kanthal coil, i just can’t vape it – for me, my “flavor hit” would be missing… recently also tried a ready-made triple head kanthal coil that came with a new mod - went down the bin before half the tank was over
you will really enjoy SS if you’re into flavor - you still get a lot of clouds, but i really think it’s flavor where it makes a difference. hope this helps.