Wondering how well the Tauten line welder system works compared to tying knots by hand?
Well we put this review together by popular demand from the Salt Strong members who have asks how this product works.
In this Tauten line welder review, you’ll see the following:
1. How the line welder works
2. How long it takes to weld lines together
3. How strong the welded lines are compared to knots
4. How much the line welder system costs (up-front & usage costs)
Best of all, you’ll see close up views showing exactly how Tauten’s Line Welder system operates so that you don’t have to go to a store or buy it first to make an educated decision if it’s a fit for you or not.
And regardless if you use mono, fluoro, or braid, we included examples of each so that you can see how it works with your line(s) of choice.
To see the write-up with relevant links to knots and products mentioned in this video review, go to the full article review linked below:
The Tauten LineWelder only beat the Orvis Knot in one head to head knot contest. In all other cases, the Orvis Knot was stronger than the knot tied by the welder.
Not to mention, the weld connection is HUGE compared to a normal knot.
Finally, the Tauten Line Welder took around 45-50 seconds to form a knot, which is way longer than it takes most anglers to tie a good fishing knot.
When you throw all of those negatives on top of the fact you have to pay $199 plus more money down the road for more cartridges, I don’t think it is a smart purchase for most anglers.
The only fit I can see for this Tauten line welder is someone that is disabled or can’t tie knots with their hands for some reason (like bad arthritis).
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