/ Repairing trigger wires on cams - Cam doctor kits??
Was having a look at the cam doctor kits online. They look good but the price tag (£40) seemed a bit steep.
Has anybody bought one and what do they think?
Worth the price?
I thought I may just be able to buy the things that they sell in the kit individually in a hardware shop, but I am not sure exactly what I need.
The parts for the kits come from Canada and are pretty much impossible to source from here fro anything near the price.
If you need any other info let me know.
I managed to get crimping pliers for oval/double crimps, copper ferrules of various sizes (0.8 - 1.2mm), 7x19 wire rope (various diameters) and 0.8mm stainless locking wire for small cams for about £30.
Wire and ferrules:
Very small ferrules and locking wire for aliens I got off ebay.
Cheers for the info guys.
That's what I do. Lasts longer than the original wires.
how do you attach the nylon to the cam heads?
You thread it through and the heat from a ciggie lighter forms it into a blob and that is what stops it pulling through.
I have a cam doctor kit too and I agree with the comments about its effectivness.
just a heads up for any tech friend owners, as long as it isn't more than 10 years old, Wild country will repair the triggers and sew you a new sling on it for £13.00. Subject to WC's prior inspection of course. Now thats a bargain.
I thread it through (often needs pliers to make it narrow enough to get through the hole to start with) and tie a knot, which I tighten using pliers
Actually Wild Country's £10 bag has bits to repair two Friends so only £5 each. and quite simple to use too
Tie a knot in it, it is also best to knot the nylon behind the trigger, this tops it slipping through and the cams itting at funny angles just when you don't want them to
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