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Hi Al , Hope the show went well this weekend.

 

My question is about rod wrappers. I see some that are just little rollers attached to a table for $25. Then there are ones with a wooden base and v blocks lined with felt for %50. Then there are some long wooden ones with felt v blocks for $150. Then there are power wrappers like the Flexcoat and the Rodsmith for $250-300. Whats needed for bare minimum and low price aand which of the full feature power wrappers do you like best.

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Salt,

 

If you are just going to do one ore two rods a year then you can make your own or buy a hand wrapper. If you are doing surf rods then you need several V blocks to support the rod. The thread tension device is easy enough to make. However, I would definitely invest in a rod finishing motor set up which runs about $65. I like the 18 rpm motors.

 

If you plan to do ten or more rods a year, and you have both the space and budget for it, I highly recommend the Clemens power wrapping lathe. You are looking at a $600-$800 investment depending on the accessories chosen, but it's the best one out there. When you factor in the number of rods you will do over a five year period then the cost is very reasonable considering the wrapping time saved and the great results achieved.

 

Al

 

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Salt,

 

The basic set up has two four-foot aluminum bed sections that clamp together. You can add another four foot extension to be able to wrap the longer surf rods. I have a 12 foot bed.

 

If you are serious about getting one please feel free to contact me off-line to discuss.

 

Al

 

P.S. The seminar was great. Lots of new faces. We had a spirited discussion on surf rods for the Cape Cod Canal. I will have the photos posted shortly.

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How do coasters/rollers compare to felt V Chocks?

 

I am trying to decide between buying the netcraft budget wrapper (with rollers), the flex coat handwrapper, or building my own handwrapper.

 

Thanks Duckwump

 

 

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Duck,

 

The rollers will work a little smoother. However, if you plan a wrapping a surf rod than you will need more then two sets of rollers or V blocks.

 

Al

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