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
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.
They got the taper wrong on this one. I was excited to see something like this since I chopped up blank pice to use for this purpose. The taper of this is too steep and doesn't contact enough on the ID. I had to use tape to shim it, this kinda helped but still not ideal. I ended up finding the chopped up blank pieces worked better that this. Product is a wast of money.