The CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set is a must have for any rod builder who works on multi-piece rods because it solves the most common problems.
Ferrule wraps are now a breeze with the CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool. All you need to do is insert the tool into the rod segment you are working on, set it in your CRB stand, and use it as a sturdy wrapping aid for perfect ferrule wraps every time.
The PRO Extension tool is a great space saver as well. For those long multi-piece Fly or Surf Rod you can easily work on individual sections without the worry of running out of space in your workshop.
Once it is time for finish, The CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool's job is not done. It seamlessly fits in any of the CRB RDS Drying systems, making it simple to apply finish and dry individual sections of a multi-piece rod.
The CRB PRO Blank Extension Tool Set comes with two tools that feature a tapered design to easily accommodate any rod blanks with an inside diameter ranging from .100” to .545”.
|Tool 1 Taper OD||.100" - .367"|
|Tool 2 Taper OD||.342" - .545"|
Features & Benefits
Fits Blanks from .100" to .545"
100% AIRCRAFT GRADE ALUMINUM
Ready for a lifetime of use
Fits All RDS Rod Drying Systems
PRECISION MACHINED ALUMINUM
Ultra-fine milled shaft to prevent blank slip
They slide out of the blank easily so I wrap tape around them and that solves the problem for me
Great product, but the sizing missed the mark. There is a big gap in the size of the taper, so the larger one is a bit big, and the smaller one is a bit too small. I need the in-between "Goldie Locks" size, so I still had to tape up a good arbor to fit. The taper is a bit steep, so it is lacking support inside the blank- that creates a lot of wobble. The products are built well, so I will give it a 4, not a 3. Design is 3-star, quality is 5-star.
I ordered with high hopes of a stable rod extension for drying and wrapping. They are very nicely made, but the finish and taper, unlike described in the demo video, slips all the time. This happens on spinning and fly rod blanks. If there is any tension on your wrap after a couple of turns of your wrapper the rod slips jeopardizing the wrap. This also happens drying, jeopardizing the finish. I have tried masking tape both internal and even external to no avail. I am now trying shrink tubing. Jury is out. I was very excited about the quality of the device, but the performance is disappointing.
I received mine the other day definitely won't work with a standard Chuck. And the taper is too aggressive even on large blanks probably have to use masking tape to keep it from slipping off during drying.
These are much better than the plastic version. The taper is a little aggressive for fly rods. One way I have been able to use these without the blank from slipping off is to spiral wrap masking tape to give the ferrule more to bite into to hold it in place. Usually two layers works. A less aggressive taper would be ideal.