Any of you guys own a Renzetti Rod Wrapper?

calicopro

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I'm in the market for a new power wrapper. I've got a powered pac-bay that I've had for about 7 years, and before that I had a flex-coat hand wrapper. Lately, I find myself disgusted with the weak ass thread tensioning system on the pac-bay, and I'm looking for some feedback from dudes who own the renzetti. I can read up on the options and doo-dads till I'm blue in the face, I'd really like to hear more first hand chit though.
 

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Larry,
I've had my Renzetti about a year now and really like it. My old wrapper was an American Tackle wrapper that's very similar to the Pac Bay. The chuck on the AT wrapper was my real complaint because I constantly had problems with the blank walking out of it on a daily basis. I could have bought the chuck upgrade but decided to just replace the entire unit. The chuck on the Renzetti is machined aluminum so it's obviously much better than plastic. My only real complaints on the Renzetti are the cost and the fact that only two supports come with it. I've since bought a third support. If you don't build a lot of rods than I think the cost is a bit extreme. I build lots of rods and use mine just about everyday so I can kind of justify the cost. The thread carriage on the Renzetti is also very nice as it holds 8 spools. It also takes a little used to having to wrap with the thread coming from the top and behind. I'm used to it now so it's like second nature.
 
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I've had an old Clemens lath setup for about 15 yrs now. It was made by Renzetti for clemens before they started marketing them under thier own name. You can't get better. If you can afford it, get the renzetti, you won't regret it. The heavy duty motor option for turning hypalon is a great option also-I got tired of burning up the tiny motors that come with it.
The Renzetti will last forever and used ones on ebay usually sell for close to retail as they are hard to come by. I have the new 8 thread carriage by renzetti but still prefer the old clemens 4 spool carriage, I use the renzetti for weaves only as it has a heavier spring. Last year I got my 4th rod support....
 

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I'll second the Renzetti. I went from hand wrapping right to the Renzetti and I love it. I had to buy two extra rod supports and one extra bed section to accomodate the longer surf rods. It's pricey, but mine has worked great for the last three years.
 

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I've had a Custom Power Wrap for about 20 years. It's built hundreds of rods, and still works great. It just picked up a used Renzetti, with all of the extras for $500.00. It's in the shipping box. I may want to sell it.
 
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There was just a used Clemens lathe on e-bay that sold for $850!
 

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I've had a Custom Power Wrap for about 20 years. It's built hundreds of rods, and still works great. It just picked up a used Renzetti, with all of the extras for $500.00. It's in the shipping box. I may want to sell it.
I may want to buy it....PM me if your serious.:smash:
 

calicopro

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Thanks guys, It sounds like I can't go wrong. I really only wrap for myself, but I like to wrap in the winters, and spring, and I'm a bit of a tackle-ho. My pac-bay just ain't cutting it. I'm going to pull the trigger....soon. Is the second lathe motor worth the extra cash???

Thanks again fellas!
 

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Get the 1/10hp motor for general use and light sanding/shaping. I've heard too many stories of the smaller, 1/15hp motors burning up when doing much more than wrapping and finishing. They make a dedicated turning motor which I'd like to get for mine some day, but for now the 1/10hp works fine.

I got my Renzetti from Corb a while back... :notworthy
 
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I got my Renzetti from Corb a while back... :notworthy
yeah, you got a deal TK, still working good for ya?? that was a while ago huh?? 3 years?? wow time flys, good seeing you at FHS pal
 

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so did you get the renzetti?