The CRB Blank Extension Tool is a must have for any rod builder who works on multi-piece rods because it solves the most common problems.
For example, ferrule wraps used to be a pain, but not with the CRB 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.
Need an easy and clean way to apply epoxy right to the ends of your ferrule wraps? No problem! The CRB Blank Extension Tool fits perfectly in any of the CRB RDS Drying systems, making it simple to dry individual sections of a multi-piece rod.
The CRB Blank Extension Tool's tapered design will easily accommodate any rod blanks with an inside diameter ranging from .20‰Ûù to .35‰Ûù.
This is the type of tool that every rod builder will find useful, and is an incredible value at this price. Pick one up today!
I use this tool a lot when making fly rods and while the blanks slip off even when I put tape on the extension tool, it does help. I have been temped to put something on this like rubber cement or double sided tape to help with the blank from slipping off but I am worried it would gum up the inside of the ferrule. That being said my old rod wrapper came with wooden extensions and I had the same issues with those as well. I wish these had some kind of rubber sleeve or replacement rubber sleeves to help grip the blank.
Good tool for smaller rods, works great when hand spinning and does the job. When using for epoxy finishing you need to keep checking on it because the rod slips back from a tight fit and will stop spinning. I put electric tape on the spindle to create a rubbery service to try and hold the rod better. It kinda works but I still check several times to make sure it stays spinning. It needs some rubber bushings or something to help hold the rod better when spinning.