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G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 27, 2022 04:59PM

Since the G2 wrappers have arrived at mud hole and this first delivery is completely sold out, are there any users out there of the new wrapper that would like to write a review or comments about the wrapper.
On the surface, it appears to be a top drawer wrapper.
But looks can be deceiving and it would be nice to have some on the build experience with this new wrapper and its design.

Just from looking at pictures and literature, it appears that it is simply a pretty well made units with some quality components and a couple of new ideas.
In particular, I would find it interesting to know of the interaction of the power dial that goes from 0-120, and its interaction with the pedal that is being shipped with the wrapper.
It would seem that inside the wrapper, which appears to be a nicely molded reinforced nylon pedal with a pocket in side to receive the variable speed control that is actuated by a tab on the underside of the top pedal surface of the pedal??

I am curious as to see how the machine looks in a video where one wants to wrap at 2 rpm for intricate wraps.

If I could make a suggestion - the one missing thing in this wrapper is the ability to reverse the wrapper. At this stage of development, it would seem that that is one big item that is missing with this design.

But the overall package appears to be well made and well thought out.

I would just like to hear from a user who has built a few rods with it to have actual user feed back on the product.

Take care

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Lance Vasquez (---)
Date: January 06, 2023 09:18AM

In regards to the new CRB wrapper. Got in line and prepaid for this unit. Received it on the 27th of December. First thing I noticed was the short cord to the foot pedal what the @#$& ! Second I also was under the impression the foot pedal would be able to control the speed along with dial nope! I called Mudhole and was told they would send out an extension for the pedal. The foot pedal looks identical to the foredom pedal which is a variable speed pedal. Im not sure if this is the same pedal but there really is no difference between the two. Anyway they had me send the pedal and motor back and was told the same about the foot pedal off/on switch. Tucker and Tyler the two guys I talked to were polite and understood my problem with the setup. Sending it back to mudhole and gonna get the Alps. Hopefully mudhole can address these issues because it could be an awesome wrapper. Im wondering if wiring a variable speed pedal would fix the issue?

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 14, 2023 09:02AM

I am just wondering if there are any other users of the new G2 wrapper that would care to offer a critique on the unit.
It certainly appears that the wrapper bed, rod supports and that part of the wrapper are excellent.
I just wonder about the motor and control assembly. I have not heard much about that part of the wrapper.

Thanks much for any ones thoughts.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Chris Macropoulos (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: January 15, 2023 07:38AM

Agree with Lance above. the pedal is junk. really wish it was a variable speed. and the cord is like 4’ long. also the thread carriage is junk. they use cheap steel eyebolts as line guides that fray the thread. i tried different tensions but still have the issue. the stands are nice but take some time to adjust. ultimately, if the pedal was smoother and variable speed i could live with it. Also, theyre digital readout is completely useless in my opinion. my friend has the alps and i like it more, except for their stands. hope that helps

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Mike W. Anderson (---)
Date: January 16, 2023 06:39PM

I like the way it looks like you can easily change the belt from wrap to dry - an exercise in frustration for me on my Alps wrapper.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: January 18, 2023 12:15PM

Chris,
If you are having trouble with the eye bolts that use for line guides, remove them and install standard ceramic rod line guides. Just choose the ones you want to use, Straighten the foot of the guide, Remove the eye bolt, Drill a new hole that is sized correctly for the guide foot and epoxy it into the hole.

However, you can also use a polishing wheel and polishing point on a dremel to polish the eye bolts and will take care of the problem as well.

Of, if you don't like the thread carriage, throw it away and purchase one you like.

If you don't like the foot pedal, throw it away and buy a Foredom pedal and see if that works better for you.

Try this one: [www.amazon.com]

If you do, let us all know how it works with this machine.

With many many very new products, there are bugs in the design. You are finding the bugs in this design - that are not satisfactory to you. If you don't want to work that that defect, cut it out and replace it with the solution to your particular problem.

But, it is quite likely that there are many folks out there that are very happy with the design as received.

Best wishes in your search for perfection. The solution is out there.

Take care



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2023 12:17PM by roger wilson.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Travis W Thompson (163.116.249.---)
Date: April 18, 2024 01:29PM

Are there any updates on the variable speed pedal?

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Ken Delbridge (192.55.54.---)
Date: April 19, 2024 09:34PM

I moved to the G2 earlier this year and it's fantastic, no complaints but I also waited to purchase based on what I read on various forums. From what I can tell, most everything that was originally complained/griped about has been fixed. My only criticism is the rubber boots on the chuck can wear out pretty quickly if you are clamping on any uneven surface (i.e a saltwater fighting butt), but if you are clamping on a blank they are fine.

Outside of that, fantastic wrapper & drier. Shapes hypalon with ease, convenient RPM display for setting epoxy RPMs (because I'm a geek). Yes the foot pedal cable is now long enough to wrap >8ft blanks and the variable speed control works great. Also very quiet & smooth.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/19/2024 11:20PM by Ken Delbridge.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Kerry Hansen (---.wavecable.com)
Date: April 20, 2024 11:29PM

roger wilson Wrote:
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> Chris,
> If you are having trouble with the eye bolts that
> use for line guides, remove them and install
> standard ceramic rod line guides. Just choose the
> ones you want to use, Straighten the foot of the
> guide, Remove the eye bolt, Drill a new hole that
> is sized correctly for the guide foot and epoxy it
> into the hole.
>
> However, you can also use a polishing wheel and
> polishing point on a dremel to polish the eye
> bolts and will take care of the problem as well.
>

Of, if you don't like the thread carriage, throw
> it away and purchase one you like.
>
> If you don't like the foot pedal, throw it away
> and buy a Foredom pedal and see if that works
> better for you.
>
> Try this one:
> [www.amazon.com]
> p/B000R8DBTM?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&re
> f_=fplfs&psc=1&smid=A3NUNNXXHUJDMF
>
> If you do, let us all know how it works with this
> machine.
>
> With many many very new products, there are bugs
> in the design. You are finding the bugs in this
> design - that are not satisfactory to you. If
> you don't want to work that that defect, cut it
> out and replace it with the solution to your
> particular problem.
>
> But, it is quite likely that there are many folks
> out there that are very happy with the design as
> received.
>
> Best wishes in your search for perfection. The
> solution is out there.
>
> Take care


Seems to me that you shouldn't have to buy or fix a brand new product. Makes as much sense buying one then throwing away the chuck and buying an upgraded chuck. Not always good cutting corners buying a cheaper unit. Reminds me of myself in the 1950's buying cheap Japanese tools to work on my car. i would have been money and mentally ahead if I had bought 100 percent guaranteed Craftsman tools that the teeth on the chucks didn't round off and not having skinned knuckles and rarely if the wrench broke you got a new one no questions asked because they rarely broke.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Travis W Thompson (163.116.249.---)
Date: April 22, 2024 12:14PM

Thanks for the information Ken

Travis

Travis T

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: April 22, 2024 01:14PM

If you buy a Custom Power Wrapper, at least my now old ancient one, you don't have to change a belt or not start wrapping another rod just because you are drying one. There are two positions on the stands side by side and the wrapper and dryer are also on the same base, side by side.

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Re: G2 power wrapper by Mud Hole??
Posted by: Jeremy Moore (---)
Date: June 10, 2024 03:02PM

Just got mine in. The roller stands seem to turn on me quite easy once latched into the rail. Surely this is something on my end I’m missing. With them turning so easy, you’d think this would make the balance to get thrown off.

Or, once the blank is secure in the chuck, it keeps the roller stands lined up? Rookie question I know. Still waiting on my other orders to arrive before I’m ready to start building. I just realized for grip work, eye placement, a separate, smaller stand might be easier to work off of for this? Guess I’ll find out.

I had to order the International one because the other was out of stock. I have an adapter for this. Luckily, Mud Hole sent me the domestic one. Good on them. Overall it looks very nice. I’ll probably upgrade to the Pro Stands over time. Me just guessing.

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