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Old May 6th, 2014, 02:25 PM
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If you get time on the bench in this SPORT you should try and make one of these?
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Old May 6th, 2014, 06:37 PM
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Think a wheel style cutter and hand tools for fittings would be a lot faster. That was almost as painful as watching my new bush only give 1 drip per second from 800 taps into a 700 gal tank.
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I think its cool because its has moving parts and a purpose but its also not very versatile. Will it work with smart spouts?? I can cut an entire roll of tubing and install taps and T's in about an hour. I don't cut all my drops too the same length so that feature is a waste.
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Old May 6th, 2014, 08:18 PM
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Looks like the drop line length is adjustable. I believe that Pruno is the company that makes the tool/but either needs a new Blade or better design? Guy was also not set up for speed as he was reaching into the tote for fittings left and right.

What do you think Haynes we put the guy on the bench till next inning?
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Yea down to the minors. Im all for automation and live making pneumatic contraptions to do all sorts of tasks BUT when you have to stop and reload or straighten out a reject it all adds up to lost time. I have to remind myself the Keep It Simple Stupid.
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Total waste of time..............
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I got hooked on doing maple syrup because of the simplicity of it. WHAT WAS I THINKING

No really then when I saw all the equipment other producers had I knew I wanted more. More, More and More dang it. I think I became a little misguided by the hype and desire of all the cool tools and parts and pieces. The more I see and read about all the different ways to increase sap production and the equipment to cook and process it the more I realize the simpler the better. Could this be because I have everything a guy needs to handle 10,000 taps but only have 650 at present. Now I'm reading about a big producer/supplier/wholesaler that is going to put in a new RO that will bring sap up to 43 brix and will only need a flat pan to cook it.

Sometimes I feel like a guy with 10 million dollars in the bank telling a homeless guy that money isn't everything.
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