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#1 postie

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 03:21 pm

I recently bought 20 putanges from Norfolk trapper. I've had a fair bit of success with them but I've had a couple of problems.

Firstly while playing with them I managed to somehow bend the setting tool forks. I managed to straighten them out but I thought the setting tool was a bit flimsy. I've now bought the pliers which seem to be a lot better.

Secondly...out of the 20 traps I can't seem to set 3 of them. When I open them out the jaws are twisting making it impossible to set the trigger. I can set the others no problem so I don't think I'm doing anything wrong. Anybody else had this problem, if so have you any solutions!!!

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#2 tilimangro

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:51 pm

Yes
The tools are flimsy
I put a metal rod up the gap in tool so they can't bend
You can bend the putange back that has twisted
I did it with the setting tool handle

Essentially you want to bend the twist over it self
Edited to add hope that makes sense feel free to pm me

#3 smithie

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 04:57 pm

postie i have a spare setting tool if you want one. its thicker than the one made in france..

just p.m a postal address
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#4 LuckOrJudgement

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:09 pm

I had a putang went like that. Tried tinkering, bending this way and that with no joy. If they're new, get em exchanged

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Posted 27 July 2017 - 05:11 pm

I hardened off my tool by heating it up with a gas torch then plunging into cold water - worked a treat.
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Posted 28 July 2017 - 08:17 am

Thanks for the replies lads...

tilimangro...good tip mate, I got the claw hammer on them and gave them a tweak...they're working a treat now thanks.

Smithie...I'll send you a pm mate


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