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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7458404
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To cut a few use straight cut (yellow handle) tin snips or heavy duty scissors.
To cut a bunch, I use Milwaukee M18 straight cut shears. This tool cuts fast so keep track of all fingers and other appendages.


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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7786805
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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7786812
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I cut a screen and tuck the corners so to speak inside the jaws. Once I get one the way I like it, I straighten everything back out and cut all the exact same and bend all back to fit. Iíll store them in a ziplock bag and use when needed.
Itís extremely rare to get to use the same screen after a catch. Bobcats especially love to roll that steel up in a ball, lol. Coyotes seem to chew on it pretty good. And fox will shred it.

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7786855
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Like to hold mine flat with a rubber band lever to lever, learned that trick lurking on this forum

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7787435
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My way may not be the best but it works for me, especially with the Zagger method. Ultra stiff 1/8Ē hardware mesh with a pocket of mesh stapled to the back of that slips over and under the pan and holds it securely in place. Everything is inside the jaws. Itís so stiff that itís easily reusable and doesnít interfere with the jaws closing. Everything lays perfectly flat.
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The white stuff is salt before I give it a light converging of grass, leaves or dirt.


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As you can see, no interference with the jaws closing. Iíve had no issues with it.

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7787441
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Oh yeah, the finished pipe dream set. The leaves are chopped up and the covering of the screen is much lighter that it appears.
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11 days later..
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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Archeryguy] #7787494
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Originally Posted by Archeryguy
My way may not be the best but it works for me, especially with the Zagger method. Ultra stiff 1/8Ē hardware mesh with a pocket of mesh stapled to the back of that slips over and under the pan and holds it securely in place. Everything is inside the jaws. Itís so stiff that itís easily reusable and doesnít interfere with the jaws closing. Everything lays perfectly flat.
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The white stuff is salt before I give it a light converging of grass, leaves or dirt.


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As you can see, no interference with the jaws closing. Iíve had no issues with it.



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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7787496
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Are you using just a regular stapler like you would for paper?

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wanna Be] #7787538
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Are you using just a regular stapler like you would for paper?


A good one will work, not the little red ones.

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wanna Be] #7787567
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[quote=Wanna Be]Are you using just a regular stapler like you would for paper?[/quote

I ended up using 3/8Ē or 1/4Ē T150 staple from a staple gun. I laid the screen on some building insulation foam, shot the staple in then just bent the points over. Much faster than it sounds and the staples are heavy duty. Donít use arrow staples as their junk. Stanley worked great.

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: acron] #7788057
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Originally Posted by acron
how do you guys cut them? i can never get them "clean" i use side cutter but maybe somethign better out there.

I use a heavy pair of scissors but I get my screen from No BS lures canít seem to find anything Iím happy with otherwise

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7788102
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https://www.amazon.com/IRWIN-Tools-...hy=9015873&hvtargid=pla-450525185271

These are what I use for screen and hardware cloth

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7788184
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Archeryguy, I make & use a similar screen cover. I call it a 'slip on screen cover'. These have worked great for me the past several years.
I use O'G's or Kendal's screen.
For the pocket, I use window screen because it's flexible and easier for me to slip pan into.

Make templet for pan cover & pocket-
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I use paper cutter then trim with scissors-
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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7788366
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Making em with that pan pocket is a GREAT IDEA!!


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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Hern] #7788451
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Originally Posted by Hern
Archeryguy, I make & use a similar screen cover. I call it a 'slip on screen cover'. These have worked great for me the past several years.
I use O'G's or Kendal's screen.
For the pocket, I use window screen because it's flexible and easier for me to slip pan into.

Make templet for pan cover & pocket-
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I use paper cutter then trim with scissors-
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Great minds think alike. Lol
I found if I outline the pattern with red marker Iím less apt to cut into it with my snips.
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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7788951
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Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Making em with that pan pocket is a GREAT IDEA!!

Thank you.

I got the idea when a friend sent me camo'd pan covers aka Bob Jameson style pan covers.

As you can see below, I incorporated Bob Jameson slip-on pan cover idea into slip-on screen pan cover.
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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7789064
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Hmmmmmmm I kinda like this slip on idea. Ive messed with the forming to pan and tucking under jaws, etc and gave it up. Always fighting with it. But I dont use much screen so it was never a big problem and in cases when I really wanted screen I just used a Jake since its set up for screen to begin with. But I can see this as option on other traps that I might give try

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7789612
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Why is the steel so much better?


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Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Wolfdog91] #7790483
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I like steel pan covers because it expands the kill area. It also allows moisture to come up and down through the trap instead of trapping water under or on top of the trap. And, of course, it keeps dirt from getting under the pan. It is all I use anymore.

Re: Am I doing this Steel screen right ? [Re: Hern] #7791153
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Originally Posted by Hern
Originally Posted by Swamp Wolf
Making em with that pan pocket is a GREAT IDEA!!

Thank you.

I got the idea when a friend sent me camo'd pan covers aka Bob Jameson style pan covers.

As you can see below, I incorporated Bob Jameson slip-on pan cover idea into slip-on screen pan cover.
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Dirt can still get down in there. Or is yours just for something to step on? The only reason I ever use screen is when Iím going to have forecasted weeks of rain and Iíll bed even with the deck and use grass clippings as cover instead of burying and having washouts.

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