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Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink #7328837
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I'm considering the NO BS KO 1.5 traps for coon & mink, and as a back-up for fox & fisher, maybe even skunk. They are available both laminated double jaw, and just double jaw. Thoughts on laminated jaws for those target animals?

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328877
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Won't hurt anything. Seen alot of mink guys moving to laminated traps , apparently helps keep toe catches . Regardless no much of a downside with lams


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328889
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I see no need for lamination on any trap.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: The Beav] #7328898
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Originally Posted by The Beav
I see no need for lamination on any trap.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328913
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the best jaw surface for coon is a flat square surface, not a rounded smooth jaw face. with a wider laminated jaw face, you might need to increase spring strength on the coon, to maintain holding power. coons foot is tapered and very slippery. lamination or a double jaw configuration is fine for mink, but not necessary if the mink can be held in 8 or more inches of water. 1 1/2 duke is a good all-round trap for your species, with a nice squared jaw face.

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328959
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Ive done well with lams on coon traps. Totally see the merits on land traps vs water traps, but hard to beat lams. Swivrls of course way important on coon traps, lams and swivels and you are set.
Coon are bread and butter of our fur here.
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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328975
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I would only suggest you consider buying a trap Made in the USA...


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7328978
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Chew guards to the outside of jaws and light trigger for me.
Or dbl jaw.
No experience with no bs.
Dry land, skinny water, deep water, all good.





Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7329226
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The only time I ever laminated a trap was when I was trapping live market critters.Other then that if the critter Is going on a board a nice square jaw face Is the way to go. No slipping of a foot with a nice squared up jaw face.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7329368
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I've never been on the lam.....Well, there was that one time, Lol.

Seriously, there's just no need IMO, 4 coiling neither....YMMV.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: rendezvous] #7329678
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Originally Posted by rendezvous
I would only suggest you consider buying a trap Made in the USA...


Such as?

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7330758
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I personally don't like them for fox. I have the double jaws and I think between the big pan and the double jaws it gets too many toe catches which can mean losses. They will hold very well.. it's not a matter of strength.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7330769
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Trust me if you've ever been snapped by a NO BS double jaw 1 1/2 you will quickly realize you could laminate it with 1/2" rebar and it won't need extra strength, and yes the 1 1/2's are made in Korea.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7330780
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I don't own a foot hold trap, save antiques, that aren't laminated.
Every one I set is laminated

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7330873
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So why do you feel you need lamination's.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: turkn8rtrapper] #7330917
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This. Regular jaw with beefy outside lams. Im laying off coon and mink this year but when they return on our radar, No BS 1 1/2 w/outside land is the steel we will be slinging. 8 cable attached to a window weight and you can get an awful lot of blind sets out in a day.

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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: The Beav] #7331000
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Originally Posted by The Beav
So why do you feel you need lamination's.

Because you don't like them. whistle

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7331288
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Laminations help with foot/leg damage period by distributing the jaw force over a wider contact area.. love em or hate em, laminations go hand in hand with BMP's If your using a drowning rig you surely don't need laminations, but it's never a bad idea especially for the outsiders that hate trappers. That's my opinion.


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Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7332001
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The only traps I have laminated are Bridger #3 but the are also 4 coiled. I am going to try laminating a few #2 Bridger traps and those will be 4 coiled also. My opinion is I don't think I would 4 coil traps if the were not laminated. I think a double jaw trap might be better for coons to help keeping them from doing much chewing.

Re: Thoughts on laminated jaws for coon & mink [Re: Flint Lock] #7332080
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I like the double jaw for preventing chewing. I've been told a laminated trap should have four coils to accommodate for the heavier weight and slower close time. The NO BS traps are heavy to begin with and are both double jaw and laminated but with only two springs. Anyone have any thoughts on that?

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