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ADJUST - night latching with a dremmel.. #775843
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i've always nightlatched my traps with a file, but have about 5 dozen new ones and i'm thinkin a dremmel would be alot faster, lol.

so....what tip/piece do you guys that use a dremmel to nightlatch use to do this???



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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: j lord] #775863
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Good Q j lord I was thinkin the same thing.


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: j lord] #775876
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You're not going to be able to control a Dremel as well as you can control a file.


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Sullivan K] #775883
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i don't use a dremel but i do use a die grinder with a cut off wheel, works great, hust don't get crazy

Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Sullivan K] #775891
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Lordy, I use a dremmel to night latch with...

And Kevin I am no mechnic but I can control the blasted thing quite well.

I am not sure which tip I use, or what it is called.. It looks like a wheel of abrasive grit... If you go to an auto parts store that sells dremmel parts they will have a great selection to choose from.

It will take 5 or 6 of these to get through that many traps but it is much faster than a file.

Oh and hang onto the trap and don't go touching after you finish grinding as thye metal gets hot. LOL

Sincerily ole blistered thumb. LOL


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: nelacres] #775904
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I use little abrasive cut off wheels. They work really nicely. But as far as contorl; you have, at least in my opinion, much better control with a file. Plus, it doesn't take much to make a latch, no need to get a Dremmel out.


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Sullivan K] #775922
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I tried a night latch with a dremmel.... my advice, DONT DO IT. lol... My night latch is about 1/32" I would guess maybe a hair larger and it is too tough to stay consistant and perfectly straight with a dremmel.

Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: tims924] #775928
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Whilst I am night latching I am also smoothing out rough surfaces and other thingys that need dremmeling. LOL


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: nelacres] #775946
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i guess if i file two traps a day i'll be done in a month lol.

i tried one of the wheels and it didn't go too well, lol almost went too far. and it didn't do the sharp angle at the back of the night latch almost rounded out a nightlatch instead of squaring one out.....lol


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: ] #775958
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yeah but Lordy your fingers will cramp up...... hey thats it thats why the pickles are in one spot on the Sonic Burgers, cramped fingers.... LMAO


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: nelacres] #775979
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J lord I use a thick file that that I removed all of the teeth on one of the flat sides making it smooth, then it acts as a quide riding on the bottom of the notch of the pan.
Being that it is smooth it does remove any metal except where you want it.
By thick I mean wider or thicker than the original pan notch automatically making the step of the nightlatch with very few passes of the file.
By keeping the top flat of the file parallel with the top of the pan your nightlatch notch will come out square and even. Try it you might like it and save time.

PS the edge teeth do the cutting

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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Cletis Richards] #775989
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that sounds good cletis I am gonna give that a whirl.


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Cletis Richards] #775992
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I need to see a video of somebody doing a night latch. I'm a little confused. ( i'm just learnin to read )
None of my traps have night latches cause I'm not sure how to do it correctly


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: bic] #776028
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Maybe ADC will see this thread and post the pics he has that show in detail


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: bic] #776036
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Cut loose of some of that Hollywood money lordy, take'm to a machine shop...lol

bic....Hal shows how to in Canines 2000, good trap info.

Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Shanman] #776058
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ifin yall would try cutting the latch on the dog and not the pan ya would see a big diff. lol way yonder faster and easier


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: cotton] #776089
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 Originally Posted By: cotton
ifin yall would try cutting the latch on the dog and not the pan ya would see a big diff. lol way yonder faster and easier


Ok, this sounds like a great idea, anyone else doing it this way.

Not doubting you at all cotton, just like to make sure there is not a downside to this \:\)

Seems like it would be much easier removing the wax this way.

Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: NW_Pa_Trapper] #776123
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cletis thats almost exactly how i've done about 100 or so traps with the file. thought maybe a dremmel would be faster lol. i submitted a trap tuning and minor mods to the tman book, with nightlatching in there, just about how you described.

here's a link to night latching..

http://malcolmhess.home.mindspring.com/triggers.htm

lol shannon, i'll just hire you to come out here and do 'em all.


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Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: j lord] #776136
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Lol james......darn gas would cost more.

Only added a doz. 1 1/2 softcatch this year, that was enough for me. I'm just thankful that the 750's come nightlatched.

paws-i-trip pans got my vote from now on!

Re: night latching with a dremmel.. [Re: Shanman] #776162
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i'da sold ya a dozen 1.5's, got too many, goin mostly #3's.

had to replace the two dozen stolen #3's and got a few dozen more.


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