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#1431534 - 07/27/09 05:46 PM Speed tools
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
I would like to start a post of 'tools that help trappers do their job more efficiently.'....and do it with speed, as time is money during season.
Every trapper has at least one tool.
Anyone care to share?




Does anyone know what the tool on the left is?
Or why the trap is modified the way it is?





This tool is used to make dirt holes quick and easy during warm or wet weather. It has a foot bar and handle that allows you to shove it deep with one or two strokes. blush

If the ground is half way decent, not clay, you can make a perfect 4" hole a foot deep in just seconds...and at any angle. It really shines in wet weather, in my opinion, beter than any hole making tool.




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#1431565 - 07/27/09 06:05 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
BearCrazy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Ohio
Like the idea of the hole spade. Might have to make one of them. I saw some fellers on another thread using augers chucked in cordless drills. Not sure how that would work in Ohio soil though. Seems to me it would have to be pretty sandy soil for an auger and hand drill. Good idea on that hole puncher!
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#1431596 - 07/27/09 06:21 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: BearCrazy]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
You can't have too many of these!

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#1431662 - 07/27/09 07:01 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
Blackdog Offline
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Registered: 07/31/07
Posts: 6079
Loc: Wisconsin
LT, Homemade trappers cap & the trap is modified to be inserted into a slot as in a shelf type set.
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#1432162 - 07/27/09 11:14 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: Blackdog]
coonwild Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 613
Loc: southern ontario canada
i'm thinking along the same lines as blackdog on the trap somekind of bedding device
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#1432171 - 07/27/09 11:20 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: coonwild]
K9.Trapper Offline
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Registered: 02/01/09
Posts: 3005
Loc: Kentucky....14y/o
makes a digger fox dig more to get the trap out??
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#1432175 - 07/27/09 11:25 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: K9.Trapper]
Calvin Offline
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Registered: 09/12/07
Posts: 2266
Loc: South metro, MN
How you like that dirtholer, LT? (3rd pic from the top). I have the bottom part but never liked it. The handle could make a difference, however.
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#1432352 - 07/28/09 07:02 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: Calvin]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
Calvin, I'm not sure I understood your question.

As far as bedding...no one noticed the bedding plate on the modified 1.5 Victor coilspring? That was how we did them back in the day...UNBELIEVABLY STABLE even on a water line. #2 coils inserted,(also notice the 'jacked up springs using a wing-nut') sheared levers, heavy kinkless chain, triple swiveled and a night latched pan.
Quite a trap, really!
It is camo painted that way for a water line, yes on purpose.
No one guessed what the pipe on the rod was for either...No one use those?

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#1432464 - 07/28/09 08:41 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
coonwild Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 613
Loc: southern ontario canada
lt you've got me baffled about the pipe on the rod lol
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#1432471 - 07/28/09 08:48 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: coonwild]
BearCrazy Offline
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Registered: 12/22/08
Posts: 321
Loc: Ohio
Is the pipe not for digging a quick dirt hole?
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#1432516 - 07/28/09 09:11 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: BearCrazy]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
Yes! And if the ground is halfway decent or wet during rainy season, you can do it inabout 3 seconds....that is a perfect hole a foot deep, at any angle you want!

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#1432775 - 07/28/09 12:53 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
coonwild Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 613
Loc: southern ontario canada
i was talkin about the tool in th first pic
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#1432819 - 07/28/09 01:31 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: coonwild]
Asa Lenon Offline
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Registered: 12/23/06
Posts: 5935
Loc: Gulliver, Michigan
I never have used any fancy or special tools. I carry a hatchet, long handled trowell, dirt sifter, whisk broom, kneeling canvas a two tine fork with the prongs bent over so I can retrieve a scent stick from a hole's bottom, waxed paper, extra trap tags, lure, urine and thats it. Never have found a need for anything else. I always use drags so need for any stake pounding tools. Our soil is probably a lot softer and easier to dig than a lot of places. 75% of this country is Lake Superior/Lake Michigan type beach sand and 20% hardwoods with dark soil. Only about 5% is rocky, gravel or clay where its difficult to get a set in sometimes but even with that the hatchet makes quick work of the hard ground. Asa

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#1433112 - 07/28/09 05:57 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: Asa Lenon]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
Those are still 'speed tools ' Asa...as unfancy as you claim. For your enviroment, it is probably all you need. The simplier, the better.

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#1433489 - 07/28/09 09:38 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
coonwild Offline
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Registered: 12/25/06
Posts: 613
Loc: southern ontario canada
all right lt quit foolin with me lol and tell me what the thing in the first pic is for
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#1433566 - 07/28/09 10:29 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: coonwild]
DanielE Offline
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Registered: 12/30/06
Posts: 5066
Loc: Eastern NC
HAHA! That's what I was thinking!

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#1434302 - 07/29/09 12:47 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: DanielE]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
Portable pocket set for 'coons. Has a 3 ft. rod that goes through the end swivels of two traps! Bait goes in the pipe facing the shoreline....or it can be set on land. Showed that one to Clint Locklear last year @ the NTA. He took one home. Asked him how he liked it!

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#1436167 - 07/30/09 05:58 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: LT GREY]
lennitrapper Offline
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Registered: 01/14/07
Posts: 3197
Loc: south east pa
-cold rolled stake driver for my berks. has a t handle. also use this for my dirtholes just stick it and wiggle wround once an ddone.
- masonary hammer. use this for diggin beds and pounding my stakes in earyly season
- small file for tunnin traps if messed up a lil, the one end is ground down to use as a screwdriver.
- 4 pound sledge for late season.
thats all i carry and it makes it very simple for me.
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#1436542 - 07/30/09 10:12 PM Re: Speed tools [Re: lennitrapper]
Mn Marshrat Offline
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Registered: 11/11/07
Posts: 1087
Loc: Farmland Zone
Saw this in a magazine. Camera film canisters with an X cut into the top, put flagging tape in the canister and pull it out the top and you have a tape dispenser. May not necessarily be a tool, but it comes in handy.
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#1437801 - 08/01/09 07:22 AM Re: Speed tools [Re: Mn Marshrat]
LT GREY Offline
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Registered: 04/09/07
Posts: 16083
Loc: Central Ohio
They can also be used as an LDC lure dipenser, using an alligator type clothes pin,. velcro and black electrical tape.

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