Rod Turners for drying coating

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  1. msteudel

    msteudel Mark Steudel

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    For our last couple of rods, we just borrowed a rod turner from a friend. We no longer have access to it anymore, and are looking around at buying one. Any suggestions? My friend, had turned a portable bbq spit turner into a rod turner, the rod turners at cabelas are like 40 - 50 bucks. What do other people use?

    Thanks, Mark
     
  2. pwoens

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    I use the 40-50 jobber....talk to Roper though as he might be able to direct you into making your own for cheaper???
     
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    I use the $20.00 one from Cabelas. I use two wood screws to mount it to my wooden V block, (I use two to hold the blank when I wind thread.) Works great.
     
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    I got mine at Anglers Worrkshop for around $40. It also mounts ont he rod wrapper I bought through them.
     
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    anybody try those 8 dollar motors on Ebay?
     
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    Roper Idiot Savant

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    Ya get whatcha pay for...I bought two motors from Grainger. They are heavy duty and I'll never need to worry. Sure, they cost $25, but like I said, I never have to worry. If your budget is tight, take solace in the fact that there is little if any load on the motor if you're just turning one rod.
     
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    reelin-n-dealin New Member

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    We carry a rod turning motor that runs $93. It has proven to be a great motor it is self standing and can run for hours without burning up. It also has a great chuck that can accomodate any part of a rod. It is not the cheapest model around, but if you are planning on building many rods I think it is a great value. You can view it a flyrodbuilder.com.
     
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    If you want a real good rod driing motor that comes with an additional adjustable spring loaded stand to hold the other end- check out the rod smith from pacific bay. It sells for more but has a chuck that will fit tip sections all the way to big butted speys. They sell for $93 but you'll only buy one and it will last a long time. My oldest is about 7 years old and no telling how many rods it has turned. I have them- Rodboy
     
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    I started out with a homemade dryer made with a microwave turntable motor. The most difficult thing for me was mounting the chuck to the motor. I finally bought a double dryer on ebay for $35.00, and haven't had one regret.

    Riverdog
     

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