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Jackhammers... #13624668 07/09/20 02:40 PM
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I always seem to bend and bust up the blades before the bait goes bad. Who here replaces the blades on these? If so, what's the closest (or identitcal) blade replacement?

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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624678 07/09/20 02:47 PM
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I've never bent any but the closest cheap blade is the one on the original for $3-$4 depending where you get em. I've ordered blades from eBay and they are close but not as thin. Just buy the cheap chatterbait and steal the blade

Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624716 07/09/20 03:24 PM
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Go to Lure Parts Online, they have a large selection to choose from.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624731 07/09/20 03:37 PM
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What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: ChanceHuiet] #13624737 07/09/20 03:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ChanceHuiet
What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


This is what I am wondering. A bait that expensive shouldn't break that easy.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624743 07/09/20 03:44 PM
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Over priced for what they are. Lot of baits with same design for half the coin and more durable in my opinion.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624751 07/09/20 03:49 PM
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I wish I had pictures, but I've been just throwing them away. I wouldn't argue their quality, as I usually can fish them 4-5 days a week for 3-4 months before they get so out of wack on me that I can't seem to fix them and just toss them. I thought maybe someone here had found a good replacement blade, as all that I've seen are nowhere close due to shape/design.

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I love the jackhammers but I understand that they're overpriced. The Strike King chatter baits are similar and less.

Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13624924 07/09/20 06:45 PM
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Have you tried calling Z-Man to see if they sell them as a replacement part?


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: Brent S] #13625075 07/09/20 08:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Brent S
Originally Posted by ChanceHuiet
What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


This is what I am wondering. A bait that expensive shouldn't break that easy.


Never bent a blade on one but the Decoy brand Egg Snap is too weak. The first good fish I hooked on mine opened the snap like it was buttah. I love the Jackhammers but change the snap to an Owner Hyperwire 70# snap before ever throwing it now.

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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: Ken A.] #13625234 07/09/20 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
Originally Posted by Brent S
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What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


This is what I am wondering. A bait that expensive shouldn't break that easy.


Never bent a blade on one but the Decoy brand Egg Snap is too weak. The first good fish I hooked on mine opened the snap like it was buttah. I love the Jackhammers but change the snap to an Owner Hyperwire 70# snap before ever throwing it now.

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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: Ken A.] #13625240 07/09/20 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Ken A.
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What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


This is what I am wondering. A bait that expensive shouldn't break that easy.


Never bent a blade on one but the Decoy brand Egg Snap is too weak. The first good fish I hooked on mine opened the snap like it was buttah. I love the Jackhammers but change the snap to an Owner Hyperwire 70# snap before ever throwing it now.

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Good 411, I'll do the same from now on.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: SaltyFishin'] #13625374 07/10/20 12:27 AM
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Finally bit the bullet and bought a couple Jackhammers. The first time I hung on a stump, I bent the hook getting un-snagged. Been throwing their Project Z chatterbaits for several years and never bent a hook. Can't tell a difference in the two baits and the Project Z's are half the price.


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Just get you a few Thunder Crickets and you won't have to replace anything.


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Re: Jackhammers... [Re: fivebites] #13625477 07/10/20 01:49 AM
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Originally Posted by fivebites
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What the heck are you doing to bend a jackhammer blade? I've never even heard of one bending unless someone took pliers to it on purpose.


This is what I am wondering. A bait that expensive shouldn't break that easy.


Never bent a blade on one but the Decoy brand Egg Snap is too weak. The first good fish I hooked on mine opened the snap like it was buttah. I love the Jackhammers but change the snap to an Owner Hyperwire 70# snap before ever throwing it now.

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I really like the oval rings. You tried those from Owner Ken?


I haven't Randy but it would have to be easier to get on the blade than the Owner snap!

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