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Heavy duty driver? #7759785
01/01/23 08:32 AM
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I've seen it on a couple of YouTube videos. Who makes them. It's a very heavy duty Wolfgang driver with a huge knob to hammer with a cable handle.


"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my traps for what I said I paid for them."
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759817
01/01/23 09:21 AM
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Probably Freedom Brand I would guess ,you can get them a F&T

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759819
01/01/23 09:22 AM
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My bad not the one I was thinking about.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759839
01/01/23 09:46 AM
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The new one with the red loop band on it?

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759842
01/01/23 09:50 AM
01/01/23 09:50 AM
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For the above they are called the Hammer Down Driver hammerdowndrivers@gmail.com

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759862
01/01/23 10:07 AM
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That's the one thanks


"My biggest worry is that my wife (when I'm dead) will sell my traps for what I said I paid for them."
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759888
01/01/23 10:51 AM
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I welded mine up,no need to spend money at any trapping shop when you have a welder and metal lying around.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Guss] #7759943
01/01/23 12:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Guss
I welded mine up,no need to spend money at any trapping shop when you have a welder and metal lying around.

Everyone always says this…curious if you stole the welder or it was given to you? If neither then you spent money. The metal lying around didn’t drop from the sky, so that had to have been money spent as well. All these comments of “saving money” by doing it yourself means you already spent the money and might as well recoup some by doing it yourself.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759982
01/01/23 01:05 PM
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You should check out Tom Stalker's drivers. Toughest driver I have ever gotten my hands on...

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7759996
01/01/23 01:46 PM
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Hexagonal steel rod will out last any round stock driver. But any driver can last a long time, simply some people drive nails straight and some pound the crap out of them hoping they go straight haha!

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7760028
01/01/23 02:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Originally Posted by Guss
I welded mine up,no need to spend money at any trapping shop when you have a welder and metal lying around.

Everyone always says this…curious if you stole the welder or it was given to you? If neither then you spent money. The metal lying around didn’t drop from the sky, so that had to have been money spent as well. All these comments of “saving money” by doing it yourself means you already spent the money and might as well recoup some by doing it yourself.

OK so I bought the welder and steel for another project,so why can't I save money on s@ h for the store? Why should I pay money on something I can build .

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Guss] #7760075
01/01/23 03:54 PM
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I agree with Wanna Be. Because = I whats my time worth? Min 25 dollars an hour cash. So i just let = The Hammer build me some drivers and mail them to me

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7760145
01/01/23 05:44 PM
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Im still usiing my original super staje driver from 10+ years ago. All ot casr contended with is frozen clay and the odd rock or tree root. Just busted the original cross bar last week.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7760197
01/01/23 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Originally Posted by Guss
I welded mine up,no need to spend money at any trapping shop when you have a welder and metal lying around.

Everyone always says this…curious if you stole the welder or it was given to you? If neither then you spent money. The metal lying around didn’t drop from the sky, so that had to have been money spent as well. All these comments of “saving money” by doing it yourself means you already spent the money and might as well recoup some by doing it yourself.

When you ALREADY OWN a welder and use it for other jobs and use your scrap from other jobs you VERY MUCH are saving money!!! It is not like you buy a welder everytime you need it for a job!!!!!


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7760202
01/01/23 06:58 PM
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Gus’s the way you said it was that you’d just build your own instead of paying someone which is great. It was the same with everyone offering “cheap” advice to trappers. But unless you already spent money on all that stuff, then you’re better off buying it. Same with trap mods and everything else, if you already have everything needed and have plenty of spare time, then yeah it makes sense. Otherwise just buy the good stuff.
With that said, I bought the nicer drivers off MTP and love them. In fact I used the elcheapo that came with the kit and it lasted 3 years before being bent so much it wasn’t fun anymore. Still have it just in case I lose the other two, lol.
I tend to use stuff I buy until it absolutely can’t be used or repaired any longer. Guess that’s why I’m still driving a 2000 model truck with almost 452K miles, lol.

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7760208
01/01/23 07:06 PM
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Roofbolter…duh, lol. That would make sense wouldn’t it.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7760260
01/01/23 07:55 PM
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I have alot of steel just lying around in my pole barn. And that's not the only thing I made setters for the 330 and setters for the Bridger #5 4 coil. I just like to save money that's all.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7761045
01/02/23 07:05 PM
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There's a guy on here that does 'custom' work and that's where I got mine over a decade ago.
It's stainless and 3 foot long, with a welded knob (for hammering) and a T-handle.
I should tell you I use a long handled 8 lb sledge to drive them with and can not only drive it with amazing speed, but also back it out using a technique I developed.
I use Wolf Fangs on both traps and trail snares

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7761480
01/03/23 07:15 AM
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I got a driver from hammer (a member on this site)
Crowbar, hexagon steel, standard lengths or custom lengths

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7761682
01/03/23 12:32 PM
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Get the hexagonal driver from hammer. I have a bunch of them, I think they are the 3/4 ones.

There is not a round driver on the market that will hold up in my soil conditions. I have tried all listed here. Most guys can make a round driver last a long time because their soil isn't that bad or they don't put in too many sets


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