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 Post subject: conibear setting tool
PostPosted: 19 Jan 2007, 14:51 
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lesson #1 have the right tools before you start. well i just learned i need a setting tool for the 160, 220, and 330. is there a particular brand thats better then others, or are they pretty much the same? also will one tool set all sizes, or are there different size tools for different size traps?

also what is a conibear saftey gripper?

any recommendations on the ones i should get?
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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2007, 14:59 
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You can use the same tool for all three sizes,I even made a set for my 120s they come in handy at times.You can make your own very easy just look at a set for a pattern.I have a many sets that I made hanging in the swamps that I trap so I dont need to cary them everywhere I go.
All trapping supply houses sell them.
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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2007, 15:19 
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The tool works for all of them, and depending on which you get, works on longsprings also.

A word of advice, carry a few feet of rope with you when messing with 220's and 330's. If you happen to get a hand or arm snapped in one, you won't be able to handle the tool very well one handed: you'll want to use the foot loop/one hand rope method to compress the springs.

The "connibear safety gripper" is a little spring loaded hook that latches over both "jaws" to hold them while you unlatch the springs "just in case". It's basically another safety. It's sort of frivolous, but for youths or novices, recommended.

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I use both the setting tool and the safety gripper whenever I set 330's. Getting your hand caught in a 330 is not much fun. :shock:

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Sleepy Creeks are the "nicest", and they're aluminum.

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I use a rope. :P

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I baught two one sleepy creek and an off brand one the off brand one bent on new 220 still works but gives way sometimes. the sleepy creek the notch is better and hasn't slipped yet , that is how the other bent . I made a set out of stouter metal and I like that one the best.

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Here's another quick tool to set them, stand ith your foot on the lower jaws, stick thru the top springeye, hook the bottom eye & pull.

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smittystrapmods wrote:
Sleepy Creeks are the "nicest", and they're aluminum.

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Aluminum doesn't rust. :?

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THANKS FOR THE INFO GUYS.


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I like that idea smitty it can be used for other things also did you make that one think that may be somthing I will make for myself . I have had traps fall off in the water and that would be a quick tool if your gloves are off sometimes . Just to have it in the pac would be an asset.

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belsile makes trap setters good enough for me will set (160)- (330)

safty gripper is for when your springs are compreased and you have the locks on them then youput the safty gripper on the trap and finish seting the trap if the trap goes off it will olny move about 4 inches and then stop the trap will not close all the way


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