These molds produce some of the best looking swimbait heads we've seen. They have remarkable detail and can be made to look even more realistic with either 3-D or flat lure eyes. Your swimbait bodies won't budge an inch thanks to its double wire holders.
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I read the bad reviews but decided to give them a try.They were out of stock for a wile when they came in I bought the heavier oz model.
These molds worked great, had no trouble getting them to release as others said.These are very interesting looking and keep my soft plastic baits on.
Could be happier
Purchased the model SBH-5-A swimbait head mold. Poured five 3/8 oz heads. The heads did want to stick in the mold, but I was able to remove them from the mold without damaging the head. My method was to quickly separate the two halves of the mold immediately after pouring them. Then, while the head was still hot
I used a small pair of needle nose pliers to grasp the excess lead left at the pour hole and then gently wiggle the lead back and forth and up and down until the head comes loose.
SWING and a MISS by do-it on this one! As other reviews have said it sticks to the mold no matter what you do. Getting it out of the mold causes damage to 25% of all the baits. Smoking the mold seems to do little to help the fact. Save your money and move on to another mold. Not worth the hassle.
There are burrs in the every cavity. The mold is hard to open. I’ve torn more up trying to get them out of the mold. Not a very well made mold. The heads just don’t want to come out of the mold.
I have the same problem as all other have had with this mold. The head sticks and distorts head when removing. Bad design. I took a dremel and modified. Works decent now.
Yeah, for some reason, the jig heads are a little tough to pull out of this mold, but I have some cheap diagonal cutters from Harborfreight that I use to cut the lead, and I use them to lever the bottom of head out of the mold, and lever it on the upper back corner, and they come out fairly easily, To me, it's worth it as this is quickly becoming my favorite head for deep water laker and pike jigging.
I am also having the problem that once you pour the lead and go to take the jig out of the mold, it sticks so much to the mold that its next to impossible to remove the jig without bending the hook or damaging the lead with pliers as someone else mentioned in the reviews. I was excited to get this mold but I hardly use it because its too much of a pain to work with it.
Took a few tries to get the hang of it but I made 16 perfect heads tonight! Keeping the mold hot and smoking the cavity with a candle was the ticket!
I've purchased several jig molds from barlows that have all been great. I purchased this swim bait mold a while back ago and finally used it recently and I was not happy with it. My issue with this jig mold is that once youve poured the jig, it stays stuck on the mold and releasing the jig requires a lot of force, I have bent hooks trying to get the jigs out of the mold and using pliers requires you to have a very firm hold on it which with the lead being so soft, you end up damaging the jig. Maybe i got a bad one, has anyone else had this issue?