Synonymous with quality, the Custom Rod Builder (CRB) brand has been the premier source of affordable, functional and innovative tools for years. Continuing that trend of innovation, CRB set out to produce a series of tools and equipment that would be able to grow and adapt to the needs of its user.
The new CRB Rod Building System (RBS) is the first of its kind, a fully expandable and upgradeable unit that will grow with the needs of the user, while future proofing their current investments.
It all starts with the base station.
The Aluminum Base Station is the platform which the CRB Rod Building System is built on. When fully assembled, this unit has over 8 feet of working space.
Featuring dual roller tracks, the base unit allows trays to roll in the front or rear of the wrapper as well as a center track which is used to mount support stands anywhere along the length of the station.
The Aluminum Base is fully boxed to provide a more usable area, and features an interior support beam to prevent warping and flexing during transport and use.
It also allows you to use all of your favorite CRB tools.
CRB has revolutionized the hand-wrapper. The HWS-1 hand wrapping unit features a dual spool tensioner, and a tension rod which allows for easy reversing while building.
Thread then runs to the slider which can move seamlessly along the 10″ wrapping base, while featuring adjustable stands mounted to the base along with a third stand for supporting the butt or tip.
Finally, the HWS-1 incorporates interchangeable step by step instruction cards displaying a range of basic wrapping and advanced decorative techniques. (The basic wrapping Step by Step card is included with HWS-1.)
Unlike traditional, wooden style entry level beginner hand wrappers, the CRB wrapping station includes unique and valuable features and key benefits.
Adjustable Vertical Supports
Now you can move the supports out of the way to accommodate existing guides, handles, or just give yourself more room to work.
Supports are wide enough to completely clear the thread slider. The two main supports can also be completely removed for the base station to allow you with the ultimate in versatility.
The supports feature felt lined deep “blank-pockets” that will hold your rod blank secure, and keep it protected, during the wrapping process.
The positive locking system also helps to securely keep the rod blank from jumping out of the supports while you wrap.
Plus – a third vertical rod support is provided to further support the butt or rod tip while wrapping at the base station.
Dual Spool Tensioners
The dual spool tensioners are capable of holding two spools, which means you can quickly change from color to color fast and efficiently. This is a huge time saver when you are doing thread trim wraps.
Spool Side Pressure System (SSPS)
The SSPS is designed to put pressure on the spool, not the thread like many plate type thread tensions, which is a much better way to tension the thread. By putting pressure on the spool and not the thread, you avoid the problems of metallic treads de-laminating, and nylon threads bunching and twist coiling.
The SSPS also features a Delrin washer system, aided by a cone spring, which produces a smooth and constant pressure on your wraps.
The smooth slider is designed to move effortlessly along the complete base, no binding and tracks well to the thread wraps. It even clears to vertical supports.
Thread Tension Rod
The thread tension rod is designed to keep constant thread tension on your wraps, cushion the tread spool pressure, and allow you to reverse your wraps without losing tension on the thread. This can help avoid a huge headache while wrapping your guides.
But the CRB Rod Building System goes one step further, and has the option for including a rod dryer.
CRB developed its new RDS Rod Drying System with two things in mind, Value and quality.
The new RDS units offer Rod Builders a durable, easy to use drying unit that is perfect for both the novice and professional. Plus, the RDS is offered at a price point unheard of in the industry, without sacrificing functionality.
Each unit features either a 9 or 18 RPM Drying motor with 6′ cord, form fitting chuck, and one Dryer Support Stand.
The most important first step in building your custom fishing rod is to spine the blank, and the CRB Spine Finder System will help you quickly and accurately locate the exact spine of any blank.
To use, just insert your blank and push down on tip and the precision ball bearings will locate the spine for you.
The system features an adjustable PVC base with pre-drilled holes for easy mounting. This unit is really a “must” if you build custom rods.
Properly aligning your rod guides can be one of the most tedious tasks when building a custom rod.
The CRB Laser Alignment System features a reel foot mounted laser housing with vertical laser beam, leveling bubbles, and reversible tape measure.
Once mounted, a perfectly straight beam is projected down the rod all the way to the tip. The vertical laser makes aligning guides and butt wraps a snap.
One of the most common mistakes new rod builders make is over mixing their epoxy, causing bubbles and poor outcomes.
Use this new CRB Epoxy Mixing System for perfectly mixed, bubble-free epoxy. The system features an 18RPM mixing motor with 6ft power cord, plug and switch mounted on a powder coated steel base, and non-slip foot pads.
It will accommodate both 2.5 oz. mixing cups for larger batches of finish, and the 1oz. mixing cups for smaller batches. The Stand also features a docking station for your brushes, and mixing rod.
And Coming Soon…
The base station will also house future CRB systems, including;
- Convenient tool and finishing trays
- LED magnifier
- Power wrapping head that will basically turn your Rod Building System into a cutting edge Power Wrapping Station.