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Soilworker
Just 10 for me...in order of difficulty

IM          #1            (2004 filed)

PDA        243          (2004 filed)

IM          #2            (2004 filed)

BBSM                    (2005)

PDA 262                (2005)

BBGM                    (2005)

IM          #3          (2005)

RB          240        (2005 just received it today and became my favorite)

BBE                        (2005)

IM          #4          (2005)

and the ISG of course...

The COC #3 has a chrome type spring but my number #4 is just plain black spring...Just wondering if anybody has ordered from IM lately and are geting chrome springs....

The black chromed steel gripper from RB is a piece of art. I can chest crush it and it feels a lot harder than my number #3. Needless to say I will be getting the

whole collection from RB and just to be complete I'll order the remaining BBs :)

The new IM's are all like that.

RB's are some seriously nice grippers.

I have:

Trainer

#1

#2, and #2 severly filed

#3x2(one old and a 2005)

#4

RB240

RB260N

RB World Toughest Gripper

BBSM

BBGM

BBE

HG300

HG400 (#275)

HG500x2 (#58 and one specially made for APT wrist straps)

PDA243

PDA262

A custom gripper made by Warren Tetting=BBE flush mounted 2 and 1/8" spread.

I know I'm forgetting something

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Anybody has RB WT?

I got IM 1-4 and ISG, planning to order custom made RB gripper with my name engraved on it.

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In order of difficulty:

HG100

T

#1

HG150

HG200

#2

HG250...

But i have a filed 2, #3, a JAG, and some more goodies on the way... looks like imma have a large collection within a while..

Shade

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ZPF,

I'm not an expert but of the heavy duty gripper vendors I think there are just about 4.

The COC and RB which you know of and the other two are

HG --- Heavy Grips at www.heavygrips.com which I can't tell you about since I don't own any..

PDA -- Piedmont Design Associates -- www.fractionalplates.com

These are excellent grippers as good if not better than IMs. You'll notice they have an even sweep and they season very well. Unfortunately I don't think they will be making more grippers when there current stock runs out...at least that is my impression from reading their gripper product page. However everything I bought from this company is top quality and I highly recommend it :)

There maybe other vendors out there but I just don't know...

Hi,

I have got to ask, how many different types of grippers are there?  I am not familiar with the two letter abbreviations.

:help

How do they rate against each other?  I appreciate that one gripper measured against another even of the same type and rating will vary, but a rough guide would help.

Chris

Personally I own Coc #1 , RB160, 210, 240 & 260 Although anything above the #2  :laugh at me!

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moser1972

IM Trainer

#1

filed #1

#2

filed #2

#3 2x

Tetting Cert Gripper (Super Master)

RB160

RB180

HG 300

In the near future i will order an other Tetting Cert Gripper (Grand Master)

Thorsten

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Soilworker
Anybody has RB WT?

I do. #31 If you get engraving it is very very nice and flawlessly done, but expensive.

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Scott Styles
I've got 6

T

1

BBSA (1.2)

PDA243 (1.5)

2

PDA262 (2.2)

I had to aquire a few more to get my collection up to 13:

T

HG200 (.9)

IM#1

IM#1 Filed (1.1)

BBSA (1.2)

BBSA (1.5)

PDA243 (1.5)

BBM (1.8)

HG250 (1.9)

2

PDA262 (2.2)

BBSM (2.5)

HG300 (2.7)

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VeGripper

COC #1 (which someone took from me and I haven't seen in months...)

Filed #2

Two #3s

#4

Two PDA SOS262 (one about a 2.3, the other a 2.6-2.7 on the COC scale)

HG400 (borrowed for many months, guy who owns it is still working on the #2)

Beefbuillder GM and Elite

RB210

RB240

RB260

A good enough collection to keep me busy for as long as I need!

VeGripper

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Soilworker
Two PDA SOS262 (one about a 2.3, the other a 2.6-2.7 on the COC scale)

So much for the much trumpeted accuracy of the SOS's. My 262 is harder than both my #3's and has a 3 and 1/8" spread after seasoning.

I still want a 280

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MRabich
Anybody has RB WT?

I do. #31 If you get engraving it is very very nice and flawlessly done, but expensive.

I believe WT's are now sold out since they are no longer on handgripper page, so you one of the few lucky ones, though I doubt anyone will ever come lose to closing it.

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Concrete Pete

IM trainer

IM1 filed

IM1

IM2

IM2 single stamped

Im3

im4

hg250

hg300

hg400

bbgm

ivanko

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VeGripper

Soilworker,

Yes, I was a bit surprised at the range of the SOS grippers after all the talk about accuracy and how they were calibrated to be as close as possible. If yours is harder than a an IM#3, then that's WAY off from where mine are as for being tough as nails. I guess even when a company claims to have the least variance, there's still a whole lot of room for the grippers to be all over the place.

I bought 2 of the SOS so that I could file one down after I first got the easier of the two - imagine my surprise when I could rep one for 4-5 in a set and couldn't close the next one without a few weeks work to get it!

VeGripper

Two PDA SOS262 (one about a 2.3, the other a 2.6-2.7 on the COC scale)

So much for the much trumpeted accuracy of the SOS's. My 262 is harder than both my #3's and has a 3 and 1/8" spread after seasoning.

I still want a 280

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ap-madsen

Hi

My name is Peter and i'm a gripoholic too.

I have:

IM Sport

IM Trainer

#1

#2

The next ones i'm getting is:

RB210

RB240

#3

/Peter

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updated

COC

T (Soon to arrive), 1, 2, 3 &4

Beef Builder

Master

Super Master

Grand Master

Elite

Robert Baraben

160, 210, 240, 260

Heavy Grippers

300

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HG100

HG150

HG200

HG250

HG300

next, to buy:

#2

#3

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supermagnamon

1 store gripper

1 Ivanko Super Gripper

1 IM#1

1 IM#2

1 IM#3

1 HG 200

1 HG 250

1 HG 300

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Old Dax

Just receive 3 RB's today, will play with them this evening:

So I now have:

Store gripper

IM Guide

IM Trainer

HG200 (this was cheap, "second" quality I think and actually is engraved Heavygrip 150 on one handle and Heavy grrip 200 on the other) slightly tougher than my IM #1 before I filed it.

IM #1 filed

RB180 new Black aluminium and chome spring

IM #2

RB210 new Black aluminium and chome spring

RB240 new Black aluminium and chome spring

Total of 9, I also got a digital dyno dirt cheap (£4.10 off ebay including P&P) best effort so far is 61.5kgf.

Dax

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mondoodaman

IM Trainer, #1 (filed), #2, #3, #4

BeefBuilder Super Master, Grand Master, Grand Elite

Baraban RB240 Black with Chrome spring (my favourite)

HG250

Ivanko Supergripper

Want: HG300 and possibly another RB with Brass handles

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