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    Default Simple tool for signature spouts

    I'm using CDL signature spouts this year for the first time and have had issues putting them on the drops all the way and straight. I use semi rigid tubing for everything and you can't push them on by hand, at least not when it's 10 degrees out. I made this simple tool for each of my 2 handed tools and it works great. It's a 1/2" nut ground to the correct angle and welded onto a 3/8" bolt which clamps right into the tool. It took me maybe 15 minutes to make two of these and saves me a lot of time and grief. I just thought it might help someone having the same trouble.
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    Great idea. Thanks for the tip.

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    not going to lie that is a really smart set-up and would be super helpful.

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    Great idea! I had the same struggle making drops with the signature spouts. Thanks for sharing.

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    Not trying to hijack your thread but this is something I made up for putting in Ys.16134866010863590773355146409370.jpg
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    Looks good, sometimes we have to improvise to get the job done.

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    Great idea. CDL will probably come out with this next year lol
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    Clever ideas. Do whatever to make them work! My single-handed 3/16 tool did the signature spouts without issue. But my single-handed 5/16 Pruno brand tool did not. I had to grind down one of the plier jaws some to make a little clearance for the spout. It wasn't a hard "fix", but of course I got out to the trees and then discovered the problem! I tried a 3/16 spout at home and it worked, so I assumed the 5/16 would also work. Wrong! Had to drive home, grind it down and then return- which was a huge waste of time that day and I didn't have any time to waste!
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