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Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: yukonal] #7187022
02/17/21 09:15 PM
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My 3# hammer is my tension tester, lol. Just about the time I release the head it fires. Figure Iím right at the 3# mark.

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: dustytinner] #7187038
02/17/21 09:22 PM
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Originally Posted by dustytinner
A 3# dumbbell for $4-$5 from Walmart works great for a tester too!


I will give that a try to help dial it in thanks for the advice

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: yukonal] #7188498
02/18/21 08:25 PM
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I worked on all my hrs tonight. Have the all between 3 and 3 1/2. I started by adjusting the pan and moving it a little closer to the loose jaw. That worked on all but two. The last two I sanded some of the coating off of the night latch. That got them down around 5 lbs. then I used bow string wax and they both pop at 2 1/2. Tightened up the pan bolt and have them just over 3. Took 30 minutes to do 10 traps b

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: MNEric] #7188682
02/18/21 10:37 PM
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I have 12 dozen jrs. Two coil offset jaw and laminated. All I do is power wash and wax em. I havenít changed one thing to the adjustment of the pan tension. They work just fine the way they came from Kendal. Iíve caught 247 fox and 38 coyotes the last two years in these traps. I just donít get all this talk about the pan tension on these traps. I love em just the way they are.

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: yukonal] #7188694
02/18/21 10:43 PM
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My dozen were all pretty good. Probably would have been fine just waxing them. Just twp of them was real tough. When first setting them and moving to the night latch was super tough. The coating was super coarse on the tab. After sanding it smooth but not even taking it off reduced that issue a huge amount.

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: yukonal] #7188698
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You got a lot of fox in ur area. Good to hear. You hear a lot on here that there is not many fox around. I love catching fox. Love the smell when you pull up to a big red in a catch circle b

Re: Working On A Couple Dozen K9 Jr.s [Re: southwick] #7190923
02/21/21 01:25 AM
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Originally Posted by southwick
I have 12 dozen jrs. Two coil offset jaw and laminated. All I do is power wash and wax em. I havenít changed one thing to the adjustment of the pan tension. They work just fine the way they came from Kendal. Iíve caught 247 fox and 38 coyotes the last two years in these traps. I just donít get all this talk about the pan tension on these traps. I love em just the way they are.



Like any other coilspring, I believe 4 coils make quite a bit of difference over 2 coils.

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