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 Post subject: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 20th, 2017, 10:21 pm 
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Ice racing screws. I've been researching and they sound like the ideal wading boot stud. At $25 per 250 it sure beats buying essentially the same thing at $2-3 per screw for name brand fly fishing studs. Anyone had any experience with them?


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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 20th, 2017, 10:26 pm 
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Made for dirt bikes and wheelers. I put 252 into the lugs of my 165hp SkiDoo and they worked very well on glare ice. Never ripped any out or flattened them. Never used them in a wading boot. I have a bunch here you could have but they are over an inch long.

Ron found a substitute many years ago I believe at a hardware store which if I remember seemed to work well.

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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 20th, 2017, 10:28 pm 
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They work. They wear out faster than simms cleats but I use then because they are cheaper. They seemed to fall out easier.


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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 20th, 2017, 10:52 pm 
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Thanks. Hope I didn't expose a market like the hairdressers did with hackle several years ago...
I've got three pair of wading boots, definitely worth a try.
As far as hardware store substitutes, I think your looking at pan heads, and the big selling point for me was the deep cuts in the head of the Kold Kutters as opposed to a standard slotted head.
I just ordered a new pair of Simms wading boots this evening. Quality stuff, but at those prices they should come with a puck or two of cleats.


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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 5:38 am 
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Good tip... those simms studs are pricey, but they do hold up.

I also bought some hex head screws, but never got around to using them... i suspect they'll rust out quickly.

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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 6:32 am 
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Thanks for posting this. Quite a savings.


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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 8:14 am 
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3/8" hex head sheet metal screws work just fine.


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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 8:23 am 
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titleguy wrote:
3/8" hex head sheet metal screws work just fine.


And they're available from the Home Despot.

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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 10:52 am 
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Yup, those are the ones I have. Warning though, if your felts are worn down, use the 1/4" ones. Luckily I noticed that They would have poked through before I destroyed my booties.

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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 21st, 2017, 12:39 pm 
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I use 1/2" & 3/4" #10 Pan head "aluminum" sheet metal screws. They are soft and "stick" to the rocks. They do wear out and need to be replaced periodically. Been corking my wading boots with them for better than 35 years. They don't click and clatter like steel screws.

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 Post subject: Re: Kold Kutter
PostPosted: September 26th, 2017, 7:30 am 
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Ice racing screws work great on wading boots. I use them on/in my snowblower tires as well.


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