CRB developed its new RDS Rod Drying System with two things in mind, Value and Quality. The new RDS units offers Rod Builders a durable, easy to use drying unit that is perfect for novice and professionals. Plus a price point unheard of in the industry without sacrificing functionality. Each unit features either a 9 or 18 RPM Drying motor with 6' cord, form fitting chuck and one Dryer Support Stand.
Please note- Due to the variation of 220V Outlets we ship the RDS International 220V without a plug attached.
- Voltage: 110v or 220v
- Motor Speed: 9 RPM or 18 RPM
- Cord Length: 6 ft.
I own 6 of these. Have finished over 200 rods plus countless repairs. Best Value for your money!
If you make sure your rod is leveled flat before you start turning it, you will get perfect results every time.
Bought with the wire chuck, does not spin true. Very difficult to apply epoxy evenly and causes the epoxy to not self level. Gonna try again with the rubber chuck to see if it spins true. Pretty disappointing overall!!
I know its the cheapest one and comes with the kit but, I would never get this again. It does not spin true if you look at the head it moves in an elliptical motion making it very hard to apply epoxy evenly. Very frustrating. I'm not sure if just mine was bad or if they are all like that but if you are just starting out save yourself some head ache and get a better one. Everything else from mud hole has been great!
These dryers are great, I have one with the clutch. I also use it for overwrapping my graphics and saves a ton of hand turning. Simply get your thread started then turn it on and use it as a power wrapper. The 18 rpm would work better for this, the 9 rpm is better for applying epoxy and is still good for power wrapping.
This product is total crap for gaff making. It fails under any weight other then a fishing blank. It works just fine for rod turning. For large gaffs, gigs, or other large items it absolutely sucks. I lost $300 on a project this AM because the damn turner ( 6 months old ) decided to quit for no reason in the middle of turning. I was not in the shop for half hour and come back to a ruined gaff.
DO NOT USE FOR LARGE SIZED PROJECTS> OK FOR RODS< TRASH FOR ANYTHING ELSE
We are sorry to hear of your experience. Please reach out to our customer service team @ 407447-7637 and we can work on finding a more suitable dryer for you. The RDS is designed for rods which will be a lot lighter than thick walled gaff blanks.