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11-20-2009 12:31:38

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I just put the shotgun away....

Actually, when I got the new billhooks in hand the problem was immediately obvious. The tips were bent/out of spec by nearly 1/4".
Installed the 2 new ones, bent the strippers in close to another 1/8" and tuned the radius with a bit of releif on the back side.
It ties and SLIPS every knot with 10K poly. Problem solved. Hopefully.
I still haven't been to the field but I find if it works in the yard it usually works in the field.
Thanks again for all the comments.


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Casey in Ky

11-20-2009 17:22:31

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 Re: UPDATE...................... in reply to RodInNS, 11-20-2009 12:31:38  
I"m thinking that it"s kinda odd that BOTH tips were bent the same out of spec. That smells funny....

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11-20-2009 18:57:04

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 Re: UPDATE...................... in reply to Casey in Ky, 11-20-2009 17:22:31  
Indeed... I've really got no explanation for that unless the twine snagging in the balls or needles over the years caused it... Or mabey the knots that have always hung on the billhooks to some degree. Plunger keeps smacking away on the bale while it's still attached to the billhook... it'll probably want to take the hook with it until the twine breaks.
It's done that to some degree for as long as I can remember. With any luck it's cured...


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