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I hate my alligator clips!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 24 March 2005 - 06:58 PM
What are you guys using on your drying wheels to hold the bait. My alligator clips work fine if the bait has a lip. I know about using a screw but some of the baits are plastic. I need something good and strong like small vise grips. Only cheaper and lighter. Thanks in advance.[/b]
Posted 24 March 2005 - 07:31 PM
exacto knife hanles, or dowles with a slit and bolt like a vise.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 12:15 AM
I also use the exacto knife handles. and highly recomend them.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:18 PM
How about using springs on the eyes of your baits to hold them between two points? tip and tail I'm working on a drying wheel for Etch a Sketch with this principle in mind. the wheel is top secret for now but Rob will show it off when it is done.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 01:47 PM
The only problem with that rob is that some times I don't have the lips on the first time I spin them, only giving me the back and lower hook hangers. As for the exacto knife where do you just get the handles if you can? I looked at walmart and they were 3.00. I can buy the little vise grips for 1.88 and they are the strongest. When I get home I am going to do some wheels out of meta l and tack weld the vise grips on.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 04:12 PM
I use Hemostats to hold the hook hanger. I place the hemostat
between 2 alligator clips. Never had a problem.
Posted 25 March 2005 - 05:37 PM
I got my exacto knives at Waly world for $1.97 each (I use the small ones)
Posted 28 March 2005 - 12:22 AM
Got a URL? I've been looking at hobby shops all around town. No love. I nedd about 2 dozen... yesterday!
Oh yeah, I need "Flex Coat Low Build" in bulk, the day before yesterday! I've got 120+ baits to paint.
Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:56 AM
Bulldog clips work well, put a serious grip on a lip. They come in many sizes & hold various sizes of lips effectively. You can find them at any Staples, Office max, etc...
Posted 21 April 2005 - 07:19 PM
Get the hobby knife handles at the dollar tree store....only a dollar.