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New Victor OOS Upgrades #7381601
10/18/21 06:35 AM
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Tony H Offline OP
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As some of you know Iíve been testing the new aluminum Victor OOS traps with some new springs that I had made. After a few weeks of testing things are looking very promising. The trap frames are holding up great. The springs on these traps are very strong. I have designed and manufactured a working prototype of a fixture that allows the removal and replacement of these springs on the trap frames. So what Iíve been doing is removing the lightweight spring and adding the new spring. In the near future I might gage interested, and if there is enough interested, run a handful of these tools. Here are a few pics of my working prototype and a cad pic of the final product.

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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7386671
10/23/21 09:27 PM
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Sounds like you are onto something. I hope you market it. I haven't tried the new OOS, but if they screwed them up like they did with the traditional vertical plunger spike style trap, then I hope you proceed with your fix. Victor leaves me shaking my head.


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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7387027
10/24/21 01:11 PM
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Well exactly one person has shown some interest. Seems like there were way more people than ONE complaining about the new traps LOL

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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7390482
10/28/21 08:03 AM
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I think there may be more of a market for a modified trap rather than the tool to put bigger springs on.


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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7391088
10/28/21 10:19 PM
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I would be interested in them.

Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: wildflights] #7391222
10/29/21 06:32 AM
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My theory was that if you had the tool, springs, and replacement pins you could modify the new ones or give new life to older traps that have lost their spring power over the years. Iím not interested in modifying the traps and selling them. Thatís too big of a liability.

Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7392687
10/31/21 12:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Tony H
Thatís too big of a liability.

I suspect liability is why Victor has reduced the quality of their mole traps


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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: AJE] #7392842
10/31/21 08:25 AM
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Yep, too many lawyers and not enough common sense.

Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7397822
11/05/21 10:03 PM
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I buy some of my best mole traps at auctions.


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Re: New Victor OOS Upgrades [Re: Tony H] #7406839
11/16/21 05:29 PM
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I love the idea. And have a few dozen aluminum ones Iíd like to see this done to but I bought the whacker trap and really like it.


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