Looks like a very genious tool. I am a newbie on these clips. What do you use these clips for? Have seen them off and on lately but never quite got around to asking or ever seen these in use.No problem and if you want the lengths for the various clips I can give them to you, or I can just post them with pictures here. These Fastlinks are made with a 2.75" long piece of .062" diameter Tig wire. The last three pictures for these Fastlinks are posted in the next comment. It will only let me post 10 photos at a time. Good luck with your build and tight lines to you sir.
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These clips can be used for various rigs. Europeans make and use the Fastlink with bait clip, to cast baits and keep them from helicoptering. The rig is held together in one bunch until it hits the water. You can also make what they call a Pulley rig, to reel in your fish without your sinker dragging on the bottom. I will post a few peoples videos, to give you an idea of what I am talking about. They also make what they call, an Impact clip or Breakaway IMP. I make those myself also. I make mine from a basic clip with a pivoting impact hook release added. I just use heat shrink tubing to cover the bottom circle bend of the pivoting hook release, for when it splashes down. I will post pictures below, so you might better understand what I am trying to say.Looks like a very genious tool. I am a newbie on these clips. What do you use these clips for? Have seen them off and on lately but never quite got around to asking or ever seen these in use.
There is really nothing to it. If you can't make the tool yourself, there are plenty of weld shops around. You could probably even have this built for you at a trade school. I spent my senior year in high school at our local career center (trade school) and took welding. I wish I would have went for the two year course. I did get to learn a lot of different welding teckniques in only the one year that I attended. The students get credit for builds and it gives them something different to do, other than just laying beads all day. You could probably have several of these made very inexpensively.Been watching this since the first post. Love it but afraid it's way over my head! Those are really nice looking clips!
It's not paper clips, although I actually could make those too. I made those from 1/16" diameter 308 and 316 stainless steel Tig wire. You can buy it from the weld shop in 3 foot lengths. You can make tons of stuff with it, and you can get about 13 clips from each Tig rod. I was getting Tig rods for $10 per pound. I just seen some Tig rods online for $20 per pound. Even at that price, you can make approximately 390 clips for $20. Not bad, considering that I saw the clips on Amazon $12.99 for 30 clips. It silver solders really nicely also. I also made some rings for slide-bait fishing rigs, from 1/8" Tig wire. I made a tool for that also. It's on another post.This was super. should try that myself but afraid I'd be in over my head. Looks like your doint that with paper clips?
Hi I’m in UK 🇬🇧 and I’m in love with this tool, I just like to ask a question how much you sale one tool like this and be send to UK . Many thanks 😊 TOP TOP TOOL
I really don't sell any of the things I make, except to co-workers. I wish I could. I don't have the equipment to make things in any real amount. You could probably have a machine shop build one of these for you. I haven't ordered anything from the UK in quite awhile, but I suspect the shipping is astronomical now. Here is the original video on how to build one.Hi I’m in UK 🇬🇧 and I’m in love with this tool, I just like to ask a question how much you sale one tool like this and be send to UK . Many thanks 😊 TOP TOP TOOL
Yes, righty-tighty, lefty-loosie. These can be made with nuts and bolts, but I have also been thinking about a way to make them with round bar and tubing. I will have to draw up one of these designs and see if it works as I believe it will. Maybe even draw one made from round bar and a nut, with the threads drilled out of the nut. I can never leave, well enough alone. My mind is constantly racing.D,
Man, you are sooo handy at making tools with everyday stuff! My father-in-law was talented like that too. He could look at something I thought was junk, and he’d make a useful item out of it. Way beyond my capabilities!
I do have a quick question for you; when threading the nut on the bolt, it’s “righty-tighty” “lefty-loosie”...right?