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    Default Mainline tool

    Does anybody have plans/pictures for making a mainline tool? Looking for 3/4" 1". Or is anybody making them, besides the manus.
    Danno
    Just West of Syracuse
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    I bought mine from the Maple Guys. I got a kit with it to convert sizes. The main tool is 1.25" and 1.5", I have adapters that bolt on for the tool to be 3/4" and 1". The tool came with a hand crank which was too slow for my liking so I cut off the crank and now it just has a nut on the end to turn it. When I'm using it I carry a 1/4" drive cordless impact tool and the socket to fit the nut. Now the tool works at great speed and is far easier to use. Sometime I'll have to get pictures of it and of the adapters to convert the sizes and post them.
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    I knew it was in here somewhere.

    http://mapletrader.com/community/sho...=mainline+tool

    I made one using Jake's description. I only have grips for 3/4 and 1" mainline rather than the 3 grips Jake shows.
    I didn't weld on a crank, rather I welded a nut so I can use my cordless drill as described in the last post of the thread.
    I've been using it for a few years, works well.

    HTH

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