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 Post subject: Crimper for snares
PostPosted: 18 Jan 2007, 23:21 
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i was in runnings farm and fleet today in the fencing section and they are selling what looks like modified bolt cutter crimpers.They are used to crimp fencing though a double ferrel. Would these work for making snare snares? Thanks

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I use the annealed nuts for snares, cablestakes, drowner cables, etc. don't need "special" tools.

I'd take a piece of cable in & stop in & try a pair.

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I ALMOST went down the same road and started making my own stuff with cables. I wanted some re-usable drowning slides, maybe some disposable earth anchors, so I started looking into getting a crimper, ferrels, cable, and all that mess. When you factor together time, tools, and supplies (not to mention all the time and gas to track down all the supplies... and HASSLE?) you'll probably find more value in just buying them instead of jacking around making them yourself.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a hard-core do-it-yourselfer. But, you have to draw the line before you're in over your head. One dozen 8' drowning slides with slide locks and 3/32 cable for $15? Add to cart. Checkout. A few days later a dude walks in and hands them to me while I'm sitting on my butt at work. Done. Easy.

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I could see that in the middle of season, but in off-season, that's when I make my cables, snares, anchors, etc. I'll buy 1000'+ of cable at a time, 1000 nuts, 100's of locks, stake ends, snare swivels, etc, so I'ne always got the parts.....when I get bored I'll go tinker.

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What if you already have 50,000 other things to tinker with? Time is $$$. To some, their time is worth more $$$ - THAT is my point: to simply reconsider the value.

Like I said, I was ALMOST going to got the "do-it-yourself" route. I love tinkering. But, I don't like dust-collectors (things that don't get used enough to justify keeping) laying about cluttering up the works.

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PostPosted: 21 Jan 2007, 00:46 
Well dont let them lay around!Make up what you think you will need and sell the rest to your freinds to cover your cost,or take them to your state convention and sell them.Just my opinion.

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