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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7761711
01/03/23 12:58 PM
01/03/23 12:58 PM
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I use a 36Ē stainless wolf fang driver built by lee steinmeyer, and I really like it. Iíve been using it for 3 or 4 years. Where I trap, I can usually push it in by leaning on it. I use a 4lb maul when itís stubborn. I spin and lift the handle when Iím ready to pull the driver.

Itís very important that the tip doesnít deform, because with wolf fangs you donít want a driver that wonít let go after hammering.


I do like the looks and mentioning of strength of the hexagonal ones posted on this thread.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7761755
01/03/23 02:04 PM
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I use super stakes for now and if mine hint at mushrooming Iíll drop by the shop and grind it down. Its really time consuming driving that anchor down and go pull up the driver on what should be a two finger pull only to realize your stake is in the anchor and not coming up with ease, lol.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7761765
01/03/23 02:11 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
pull up the driver on what should be a two finger pull only to realize your stake is in the anchor and not coming up with ease, lol.

That's what the tractor in the back of this picture is for grin

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7761955
01/03/23 06:48 PM
01/03/23 06:48 PM
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South Ga - Almost Florida
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I use super stakes for now and if mine hint at mushrooming Iíll drop by the shop and grind it down. Its really time consuming driving that anchor down and go pull up the driver on what should be a two finger pull only to realize your stake is in the anchor and not coming up with ease, lol.

WB,
When you put that superstake drive to the bench grinder for repair.....grind the entire end down like a pencil sharpener does a pencil.....it will last a LOT longer b4 the end mushrooms and sticks on the anchor.


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Swamp Wolf] #7762130
01/03/23 10:03 PM
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Yeah, learned that after the second time, lol. It always takes a lesson or two to learn.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7762172
01/03/23 10:45 PM
01/03/23 10:45 PM
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alabama
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I carry a file in my bucket for a quick touch up in the field if needed.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7762215
01/03/23 11:13 PM
01/03/23 11:13 PM
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Bonner County, Idaho
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Southern snares makes one I've used it three seasons still going strong. I only run about 18 or 20 coyote traps a year though, plus remakes.


Real name Eric
The sharpest hammer in the box of crayons.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: SNIPERBBB] #7762972
01/04/23 10:46 PM
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New Mexico
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I just ordered one of these myself. I have been buying a new one every year. Iím hoping it will do good. Talked to the family that makes them and they seem like good people.


May God bless you and yours
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7763072
01/05/23 02:53 AM
01/05/23 02:53 AM
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I don't think hammer is doing drivers at the moment. You'll have to PM him and ask.


Sometimes nothing can be a real cool hand
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7763289
01/05/23 11:14 AM
01/05/23 11:14 AM
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Arkansas
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Used the hammer down driver for the first time yesterday, 11 sets in the ground and canít tell I put a scratch on the head of the driver. Hoping to have around 100 sets out in the next few days so will know more then.


When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty. George Mason.
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7767006
01/09/23 01:12 PM
01/09/23 01:12 PM
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Arkansas
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Update on the driver. Driver has taking a beating and not showing much wear. The 2 negatives I have are the cable handle just gets in the way and it needs a bigger head to aid in pulling it back out of the ground.


When the same man, or set of men, holds the sword and the purse, there is an end of liberty. George Mason.
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7767350
01/09/23 08:46 PM
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First thing I thought when I saw that cable handle was that it looked like it would just get in the way, I was wondering if there was some really cool secret function I couldnít think of for it.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7767907
01/10/23 10:43 AM
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Turd, you aren't missing anything, it is another feature that will catch more trappers than coyotes.


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Turd Furgeson] #7767921
01/10/23 10:54 AM
01/10/23 10:54 AM
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Originally Posted by Turd Furgeson
First thing I thought when I saw that cable handle was that it looked like it would just get in the way, I was wondering if there was some really cool secret function I couldnít think of for it.


Most straks drivers the crossbars get knocked off them by errant hammer strikes. Little bit harder to bust a cable handle. Plus it would be easier to clip it to your trapping bag so it won't bounce out. Also the red handle would stick out if you did lose it.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7768360
01/10/23 07:58 PM
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I'm having trouble with the Fangs sticking on my Hammer Down driver. They are wanting to come back out with the driver. Will try grinding a little on it. The head is holding up great.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7769294
01/11/23 09:10 PM
01/11/23 09:10 PM
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I only set 2 traps today. Both 12 inch cable Wolf Fangs. It got me thinking? How many guys use a driver more than me ? I guess I set about 2000 traps a year. So on a average of about 12 hits with a 3 & 1/2 lbs hammer thats about 24000 hits a year. I do this = year round. Sometimes = I break out the = 6 lbs hammer. SO I am going to go a head and say it. NO ONE out there that makes drivers can build ME a driver that will last 1 full year ! NO ONE. Its just not possible. I have used about every driver made by man. From supper custom to the ones made by trapping supply places NO ONE has survived a year with me! But. 2 people both on Tman have come close Josh = Rednecktrapper. Built me one that lasted 8 solid months then head broke off. Next is = The Hammer. Got 1 from = The Hammer last March. 10 months. 1 cross bar is broke off. Last month. But its still going strong. May break tomorrow? It could. But it was well worth the money. After 35 years of coyote trapping. I can say = The Hammer = is the 1 st person to build me a driver that MIGHT make a year ! Just food for thought

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7769734
01/12/23 11:10 AM
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I agree steel traps, no driver is going to last a lifetime, some just last better than others. The hammer's drivers last longer than any other I have used. Hex stock in general has lasted much longer, I have terrible luck with turning round stock drivers into bananas


Gotta live up to the nickname...
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: coondagger2] #7769752
01/12/23 11:38 AM
01/12/23 11:38 AM
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Originally Posted by coondagger2
I agree steel traps, no driver is going to last a lifetime, some just last better than others. The hammer's drivers last longer than any other I have used. Hex stock in general has lasted much longer, I have terrible luck with turning round stock drivers into bananas

Yep. Hex stock is doing well. I checked years ago. With a high end gunsmith He new metal. Was told = yes can take latte and turn down a piece of ? May have been like what you drill for oil bit? Anyway. IT would be harder than the Eastwing hammer. Down side ways. You would have to wear googles and expense to turn down Even in his 100000 dollar latte

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: steeltraps] #7769762
01/12/23 11:51 AM
01/12/23 11:51 AM
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When its 29 degrees with 14 mph. You make those remakes quickly! LoL!!! Wipe the blood of that new MJ 600 Sterling and stick it in the ground and keep rolling!

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: steeltraps] #7770158
01/12/23 06:47 PM
01/12/23 06:47 PM
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Pennsylvania
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Originally Posted by steeltraps
I only set 2 traps today. Both 12 inch cable Wolf Fangs. It got me thinking? How many guys use a driver more than me ? I guess I set about 2000 traps a year. So on a average of about 12 hits with a 3 & 1/2 lbs hammer thats about 24000 hits a year. I do this = year round. Sometimes = I break out the = 6 lbs hammer. SO I am going to go a head and say it. NO ONE out there that makes drivers can build ME a driver that will last 1 full year ! NO ONE. Its just not possible. I have used about every driver made by man. From supper custom to the ones made by trapping supply places NO ONE has survived a year with me! But. 2 people both on Tman have come close Josh = Rednecktrapper. Built me one that lasted 8 solid months then head broke off. Next is = The Hammer. Got 1 from = The Hammer last March. 10 months. 1 cross bar is broke off. Last month. But its still going strong. May break tomorrow? It could. But it was well worth the money. After 35 years of coyote trapping. I can say = The Hammer = is the 1 st person to build me a driver that MIGHT make a year ! Just food for thought

Thanks Buddy I appreciate that and appreciate you putting my stuff to the real test in many soil types if she breaks tomorrow you know I always got extra waiting for you! Hope Texas is treating you well heck I already know your already treating them coyotes real nice hahaha!

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