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Dryer chucks
Posted by: Dale Thompson (---)
Date: February 12, 2021 12:34PM

I am looking for a three jaw chuck that can center the blank while it turns. Anyone familiar with this:
Jadrak Roller Rod Dryer w/ Self Centering Chuck (TDR5)

Any comments pro or con?

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.lightspeed.hstntx.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 12, 2021 01:27PM

Looks like a good dryer. The chuck I have on mine is similar (PacBay). I also put tape around mine to make sure it doesn't loosen while it is drying (setting). I have had them loosen up while spinning and the rod fall out, that's why the tape.

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: John Cates (---.austin.res.rr.com)
Date: February 12, 2021 02:54PM

Our original self adjusting chuck has never dropped a rod, no tape needed.




Flex Coat Company
Professional Rod Building Supplies

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: February 12, 2021 03:31PM

The Flex Coat products have been proven over many years of use and hundreds of thousands of rods produced.


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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: February 12, 2021 04:29PM

Yes, the Flex Coat chuck is better than my tuna can with bolts holding rubber bands stretched across it "mouth." :-) Harder to get the rod in and out, though. Everything Flex Coat does is good stuff.

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Paul Darby (---)
Date: February 12, 2021 06:04PM

I use bottle adapters on almost every thing that goes into my flex coat dryers , never a nick never a slip never a dent in the cork or or foam grip. Adapters all easily fit and never slip the Flex coat chuck.

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: February 12, 2021 10:30PM

I agree with John, Tom, Michael and Paul 100% on the Flex Coat style self-adjusting chucks, I would be lost without my 3. Good design, quick, easy, and foolproof. THE ONLY non-positive thing I have noticed is that the stretchy rubber part of the chuck can leave a black mark on a cork grip; easily solved by placing a leftover bag from a guide purchase over the butt/cork.

Mark Talmo

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Grant Darby (172.92.68.---)
Date: February 13, 2021 11:20AM

Utmost has a huge box of chucks from the pacbay dryers. Might go as high as 3 bucks. Lots of other wrapper parts and pieces as well.

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Re: Dryer chucks
Posted by: Joseph Willsen (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: February 17, 2021 09:42AM

I totally agree with John from Flex Coat.....I build larger salt water rods and struggled for years with the 3 jaw chucks dropping rods while drying. I would reverse tape the rod butt then tape the rod into the chuck.....a real PITA and it would still drop the rod sometimes. I switched to the diaphragm style chuck from flex coat and problem solved.

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