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    Should be easy...Tool to measure downward force in lbs. <5

    I could buy one of course but it should be easy to construct. Right C-Bag?
    Need to be able to measure each trap pan to see what they are each firing at.
    Briefly saw one being used. When the pan fired there was a piece that on the measurement
    As the tool retracted. Pictures and links welcome! But hoping to get a quick easy build!?
    Thanks guys.

    Now LESHUNT!

    P.s. God Father I tried to post pic but said I was not allowed. Please advise.?

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    These are foot hold traps for animals. To make it "fire" (meaning close the jaws) the animal steps on a plate/pan.

    Should require <4lbs of pressure to fire. Also the homemade device needs to be able to
    Withstand the jaws clamping on it. (Hard)

    Disregard the measurements. Just showing the pan. Vertical pressure needs to be measured and withstand the jaws.

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    Ok, you got me,(and feel like one of your critters lured in) I'm just going blurt out the pic that came to mind when you posted this.........

    You have a fish scale right? Take a like 1/4" rod longer than the fish scale(and the jaws) and make a 90deg bend in the end. Weight the rod with the scale and subtract it from your trigger weight and then mark that on your scale. Put the straight end of the rod on the pan and hook the scale to the bend and pull the scale towards the pan/trap.

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    Thanks friend. I was going at a little different. I had a digital food scale (only measured in grams) and ......... well lets just say
    your build is better. Thank you again! Once i get it built, I will try and post quick video. I do have a good digital fish scale. How did you know?? Just kidding. I do fish. Not hardcore like I do hunting. I prefer to fish farm ponds with a cork and live bait. Have a good day.

    Now,,LESHUNT


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