Treehopper drills

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  1. Tap

    Tap Well-Known Member

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    Were you using the bits designed for cordless drills? Those bits didn't have any issues. It was the bits for the hand drills that had problems.

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    Yes Tap, that is correct. I was using the bits for cordless drills most of the time. No wonder I didn't have a problem! I'm was thinking maybe I had a different product. It did use # 8 bolts and a nylon belt pouch held the bolts. The same gentleman sold climbing belts. Timing was around the early nineties. It was so slick to take the bolts out as you climbed down and I don't think that anyone not invited ever sat in one of our stands as they couldn't climb up to them.

    I had tried screw-in steps back then also, once in the screw-in steps were there to stay but I didn't like how they rusted so and thus did not trust them. Also we didn't like that anybody could walk by and just climb right into our stands. I always felt confident with the bolts as they never showed any rust or signs of fatigue.
     
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    The Treehopper company has changed ownership since you the 90's.
    Its now owned by Mark Cama.
    My impression of him is that he is hands on, and determined to offer quality tree type relayed products hunters want. The guy has been very interested and supportive of my suggestions and opinions on product design.
    IMO. anyone that uses screw in steps needs to investigate bolts.
    BTW, Anyone interested in buying my ~100 Ameristeps and install tool?

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