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Wire to offset jaws #7793299
02/07/23 03:59 PM
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Iím buying some standard jaw traps and need them offset to be legal in my state (1/8 inch). I want the flexibility to take them to another state where an offset is not needed. Iíve heard of using #9 wire or hog rings. Does anybody have any pictures or recommendations?

Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7793346
02/07/23 05:28 PM
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A bead of weld on each side of one jaw. It can be ground off later


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Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7793366
02/07/23 06:20 PM
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The wire works fine, Iíve used traps that way, but if you have access to a welder Iíd go that route. Like he said it can easily be ground off later.


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Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7793507
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1/8 inch offset would still hold the smaller critters like coons, skunks and possums I'd think. The way coyotes work a trap on their foot I'd b afraid they'd get the wire off and that would b the day the GW would show up to check my traps.

Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: Yes sir] #7793512
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Thanks for the feedback guys. Iíll weld some bubbles and stay away from the wire.

Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7793514
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I HATE offsets. Although, 1/8Ē isnít much of an offset, lol.

Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: Wanna Be] #7793623
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I HATE offsets. Although, 1/8Ē isnít much of an offset, lol.


I like offsets. Then again maybe thatís just cause Iíve been forced to use em. Anything #2 or bigger has to have a 3/16ths offset here


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Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7793647
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I have some old Herters laying around with #9 wire offsets on them. I've never used them, but my dad's uncle used them to catch cats and coyotes. I would go with the welded bubbles on the jaws, they work well and are very little hassle to do if you have a welder.

Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: Wanna Be] #7794039
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
I HATE offsets. Although, 1/8Ē isnít much of an offset, lol.


Why do you hate them?

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Re: Wire to offset jaws [Re: okietrapper2] #7794070
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Mess up the feet, not that it matters really. My other issue is by chance something gets between the jaws just right I now have a missed critter. With closed jaws and something gets between the jaws I just have an offset trap. Yes, it has happened. Iím a target of opportunity trapperÖcoons, possums, Heaven forbid skunks, all pay. Something that small is getting out in the above scenario. Thatís money!

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