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Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? #7357109
09/16/21 01:44 PM
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I'm looking to make some coon drags out of 1/4 or 3/8. I've looked into getting one of these Bender's before, but didn't know if they could make drags like this?

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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357124
09/16/21 02:19 PM
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No....1/4" or 3/8" is too big for the B2B. It will barely handle a 30 penny nail...which is about 5/16".

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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357132
09/16/21 02:26 PM
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I bent a dozen baseplates with mine out of 1/4" rod... it will do it, but it is much less than ideal


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357193
09/16/21 04:22 PM
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This Fella' makes a bender that will handle the job.


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357260
09/16/21 06:21 PM
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I have one of Justinís benders. Pretty handy item. What metal do you use for the drags?

Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357432
09/16/21 09:33 PM
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Are you sure he is still in business? I tried several times to contact Justin and got no results................ the mike

Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357578
09/17/21 06:40 AM
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Harbor Freight sells a metal/rebar bender that works great. Doesn't break the bank either.

Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7357723
09/17/21 09:28 AM
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If you got a vice which you'd need for the bender anyways, you don't need the bender.

Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: kytrapper] #7357919
09/17/21 02:23 PM
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Originally Posted by kytrapper
I have one of Justinís benders. Pretty handy item. What metal do you use for the drags?


Got a bunch of cold rolled at the scrap yard, about 3/8....Makes great fox, coon and mink drags.


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7358036
09/17/21 05:41 PM
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Just saying them kinda drags are a headache waiting to happen


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7358110
09/17/21 06:48 PM
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Ive had a couple of big coons climb trees with those type drags...30 feet up....and I pre-tangled the drag, but they got it loose and climbed.

This was 35 years ago...I know better now.


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7358144
09/17/21 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Ive had a couple of big coons climb trees with those type drags...30 feet up....and I pre-tangled the drag, but they got it loose and climbed.

This was 35 years ago...I know better now.


Main reason I make the drags I do now. Eveyone said they would run right to cover and be caught up good with them fox drags, yeah ok, one hard lesson now if they don't plow like a rototiller I don't touch em


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Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7358254
09/17/21 08:46 PM
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I made a jig for my vise. I can heat up my steel in the gorge, bend to shape and 45 my tips. Sometimes I twist the shafts together and then form my hooks. They work well enough and I can make them plenty heavy depending on the size rod I use.

Re: Can I make drags with the Bob Custer B2B Bender? [Re: LeviSS] #7358464
09/18/21 06:46 AM
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My drags are made out of 5/8 and I heated with a torch and bent them, two pieces, straight shaft bent 90 to form half the T at top, then bent at a little mor than 45 and a twist to form the "barb". Weld the two sides together and then another piece of straight rebar across the top of the T to add weight. But mine are coyote and wolf drags. I haven't tried 5/8 in the Harbor Freight bender since I got it, but I've bent a bunch of 3/8 to make yard ornamental stuff for the wife and it bends it like butter.

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