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  1. #1
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    Default frame grip recommendations

    The girls flew off with my frame grip sometime over the winter and Iím looking to replace it. I had the cheep-o one that you can get from most of the suppliers, but the springs kept popping off that one so Iím looking for an upgrade.

    Any recommendations on a good quality frame grip?

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  3. #2
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    I use wood frames, and the 'McCord' frame grip (look up the images on line) that is sold by Kelley's, Brushy Mountain, and Nectar Bee Supply (probably others, too) is what I like to use. I have heard it is not so great with plastic frames, but I don't know that to be factual. I know there beekeepers who swear at frame grips, instead of by frame grips, and I wonder whether they have tried this one.

  4. #3
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    I use fangers
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  5. #4
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    I've tried a McCord. I don't like frame grips. I feel like I'm going to drop every frame I hold with one. Like pndwind, I use my fangers too.
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  6. #5
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    I'm very arthritic so I need the gripper often. I've bent the spring ends with pliers so they no longer get disconnected.

  7. #6
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    Put a little jb weld on the stud that the spring sits over, one end is fine, once it sets you can not make the spring come off. When I did use one, that was the only thing that kept the spring from launching into history.

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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    Quote Originally Posted by pulsar View Post
    The girls flew off with my frame grip sometime over the winter

  9. #8
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    Default Re: frame grip recommendations

    I've used the McCord type and I liked it with wood frames. I dropped a lot of plastic frames when I used to use plastic. I don't use a grip any longer but I did for a while. Took a little getting used to but I had a hand problem at the time that made me try a grip. Again, good on wood.....not so much on plastic.
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