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Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: ken hoever (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 14, 2019 08:44PM

Getting ready to purchase a new Power wrapper and would like to hear from those of you who own either the ALPS upgraded chuck or the RBS -Pro Power wrapper. Which do you find is the better quality and are the chucks identical? Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: ken hoever (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 14, 2019 08:47PM

I do see that Mudhole is offering 15 percent off for Father’s Day

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: herb canter (---.atmc.net)
Date: June 14, 2019 09:49PM

Alps stuff is always top shelf imo so i would choose the ALPS but the RBS looks very good also especially the brand new stuff, ( Why you're very unlikely to here much feedback) that recently came out but if it was noticeably cheaper i might take a gamble.

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: June 14, 2019 09:57PM

Alps

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 15, 2019 10:15AM

Ken,
It would appear that the Alps and the RBS chuck are virtually identical. i.e. both very high quality.

The alps wrapper uses a straight sided base that is very similar to the Taig Industrial chuck and base. However, the RBS base is spread out to allow for the mounting of the motor under the chuck. By having the motor under the base rather than out past the end of the chuck as is the case with the ALPS unit, the RBS unit gives the user another 5 or 6 inches of usable wrapper length if this is an issue for you.

Either one would do a good job for you.

Good luck

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: ken hoever (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 15, 2019 01:13PM

Thanks for the reply! Taig is the word I’m looking for. That is a quality chuck. Would have purchased one of these but with all
the components needed to complete the “setup” it would cost a great deal more.

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: June 15, 2019 05:52PM

An old saying the difference between a man an a boy is the cost of his TOY'S an don't take it wrong , we all do it

William Sidney
AK

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 15, 2019 06:37PM

I have been using a Taig chuck for many years for my rod building and could not be happier.
[www.taigtools.com]


Be safe

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: Marcos Rodriguez (---.hsd1.fl.comcast.net)
Date: June 15, 2019 07:04PM

Alps has dryer motor also 3 speed pulleys and you can slide thread carriage alone full track. RBS looks as if its stuck between support brackets.

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: ken hoever (---.nycmny.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 16, 2019 09:09AM

Marcos Rodriguez Wrote:
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> Alps has dryer motor also 3 speed pulleys and you
> can slide thread carriage alone full track. RBS
> looks as if its stuck between support brackets.


Leaning towards the Alps chuck, Get Bit has a 15% off also for Father's Day

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: June 17, 2019 04:23PM

Gentlemen

Might I offer a third option that has been used and loved by the OEM class of rod building for decades.

Our DL713 and DL747 offer a direct drive shaft, made in America motor with foot control that lasts and lasts, guide alignment board that allows you to lock your rod in positions and sight down directly over your rod to place your guides in perfect alignment with guide foot adhesive, a duel thread control board with sewing industry standard tension devices, and either V-uprights with the DL713 or fluid motion, slot wall mounted, spring loaded roller supports that are up and out of the way for seamless control board movement with the DL747.

[flexcoat.com]

[flexcoat.com]

Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies
www.flexcoat.com

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: June 17, 2019 05:49PM

John,
I certainly agree that your chucks really work. I have several that I use for different uses and have never had one fail or a rod come out of the chuck.

Be safe

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Re: Alps upgraded chuck vs RBS Pro Power Wrapper
Posted by: Tom Wewerka (---.bltmmd.fios.verizon.net)
Date: June 18, 2019 11:26AM

roger wilson Wrote:
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> John,
> I certainly agree that your chucks really work.
> I have several that I use for different uses and
> have never had one fail or a rod come out of the
> chuck.
>
> Be safe

Yes your right Roger. I have the flex coat slip clutch and use it with my ALPS chuck on an American Tackle power wrapper. Great combination and Never has rod come out of the FC slip clutch, not to mention all the other advantages of that clutch !!!!

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