CRB’s Gen 2 Variable Speed Rod Dryer takes your finish game to a new level!
With upgraded gears for a quieter and more consistent rotation, and an included wire chuck that will easily grasp any diameter butt, CRB has engineered the ultimate rod dryer for your workbench.
This 110v variable speed dryer comes with a 6ft. cord and one Dryer Support Stand, and can be dialed in from 15 RPM all the way up to 45 RPM to cover a variety of application needs - giving total control when you need it the most.
The gear-driven 24V D.C. motor will provide years of drying for builders of any skill level.
Designed by rod builders, for rod builders, the Gen 2 Variable Speed Rod Dryer brings a new level of quiet, consistency, and performance to all of your future custom rod builds.
Jay...I started with the Gen2 wire dryer and just purchased the 9rpm slipper clutch dryer. The slipper clutch does go on the Gen2 dryer and the wire chuck is now on my 9rpm dryer. I now have two complete dryers and plan on finishing with the Gen2 slip clutch and drying with the 9rpm wire chuck. Also, with this setup, i wont have to listen to the Gen2 for hours. The 9rpm is much quieter.
The wire clutch doesn't center the rod or blank, so it turns unevenly. Basically useless for getting an even finish. I want to upgrade to the slip chuck, but I do not believe it will fit as the shaft is 7mm... it is also sold out.
Currently looking for a new set-up as this one is useless to me.
Two wire holding system is not balanced and pain to play with to keep rod level when finishing. I like the speed but need a rubber style boot, much easier and more consistent level.
Great product! No longer do I need to glass my threads on the power wrapper. This product has the perfect amount of rpms to help cut a nice clean line, then simply turn the speed down to dry. Well worth the money and a great investment to anyone building for personal use or for business.
So I've been building going on 2 years now. It has been a lot of trial and error. All in all, business is booming and a lot of the customers are repeat buyers. I started with the basic mudhole starter set for $400. included a simple wrapper, stands, thread, and the basic drier. This all began as rod repair and expanded to building. Repairs started coming in and I needed to upgrade to a quad drier. I tried the PacBay drier which was complete JUNK. I was reimbursed by Mudhole who are incredible for their customer service. They upgraded me to a CRB. Now I have 12 driers. I have been waiting for this variable machine. One word sums it up, WOW!!!!! I can speed it up for huge butt wrap epoxy jobs, slow it down for touch ups and long term drying without moving the rod to another location. Here's the best part, IT DOESN'T GET HOT!!! All other driers heat up over a couple hours and this one doesn't. Super impressed. Now if we could integrate that unit into a power wrapper combo to compete with the ALPS wrapper/drier then there would be no reason to buy anything else. Thanks Rob, Paul, Chris, Tyler, etc. etc. for putting up with my phone calls and questions. Great unit, great service.