Tip for Palmer sinker molds..

Discussion in 'Terminal Tackle Review' started by KYTRAPPER, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I just bought two palmer sinker molds. A bank sinker and a egg sinker mold. The bank sinker mold makes a nice sinker. The egg sinker mold(#451) needs a little work I think. The pour holes are too small in my opinion. No matter how hot the lead you get some bad pours on the smaller size sinkers. What I did to make them bigger was to take a small chainsaw file and rasp out the pour holes just a bit to enlarge them. It helped a lot. The palmer mold is handy as it makes 1/2,3/4,1,2,3,5,7,8, ounce sinkers. Though they dont make a nice of a sinker as the Do-It molds they are perfectly serviceble but they need a bit of trimming. Hope this helps..
     
  2. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    I just wanted to add that if you are a stickler for pretty sinkers dont mess with the palmer mold. It requires a lot of trimming and the hinges are a bit sloppy. The pour holes were about 1/4 the size of the ones on the do it molds and somewhat missaligned. Thats why I rounded the holes with a file.
     

  3. jtrew

    jtrew New Member

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    I've got homemade molds, cheap molds, Palmer molds (midprice), and Do-It molds. This is an area where you get what you pay for. If you plan to pour more than a couple of dozen sinkers or jigs a year, it's worth the extra money to buy a Do-It mold.
     
  4. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Yea, I have a do it no roll mold. I didnt own a palmer and had a good offer on the two I bought. I am satisfied with the bank sinker mold but somewhat dissapointed in the egg sinker mold. Im probably just gonna bite the bullet and order a do it mold for the smaller size egg sinkers.
     
  5. YellaCat

    YellaCat New Member

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    I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong, but my Do-It egg mold sinkers have a wrinkled look to them. Is my lead not hot enough? If it matters, I'm using a Lee 4-20 production pot. Any advice?
     
  6. KYTRAPPER

    KYTRAPPER New Member

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    Usually thats from either the lead or the mold not being hot enough. The lead is cooling to fast.
     
  7. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    Try filling your mold with hot lead and let it set a little bit. that will heat the mold up. I pour all of mine and when the mold is cold that will happen. Are you using hard or soft lead that could make the difference. I use do-it molds. I like them a lot
     
  8. YellaCat

    YellaCat New Member

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    I'm using wheel weights...not sure if its hard lead or soft lead. I'll try to let my lead get hotter and see if that helps.
     
  9. catfisherman60

    catfisherman60 New Member

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    wheel wights are hard lead and melts at higher temp.
     
  10. DemolitionMan

    DemolitionMan New Member

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    Well, I'm like jtrew....You get what you pay for....The last thing I would do is buy a "used" mold unless it was evident that it was in "tight" condition....I'll stick with my Do-It No Rolls, from 1-8oz's....I also have several other molds for egg sinkers in 1/8-1/4oz's for float fishing....However, I would like to say that if your as nervous as I am, don't get a mold that you have to put the little eyes in....lol...I have a pyramid mold that I have to pull my gloves off just to get the little eyes in before pouring....Talkin about gettin hot...That's when I went to the no roll molds....I like the no rolls better anyway....Dwight
     
  11. Stubby

    Stubby New Member

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    Yellacat, You ain't doin nothin wrong if the weights will go on the line and you can frail them out in the water. them fish got no concept of pretty. :smile2: