Working on Reels - Tips!

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:35 pm

A few more tips that may help:

• Cleaning the spool pin and blowing out the hole it fits in (in the spool shaft), will make pin reinstallation a whole lot easier when pressing it back in. Coating the pin with a very-very light film of reel oil (or reel grease) will also help with reinstallation, and allow it to be easier to remove later.

• I store spare bearings and other small metal parts in small Ziplocks (1-1/2 x 3â€

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Wed Aug 02, 2006 6:46 pm

Reel Docks/KS wrote:
ChuckE is exactly right about using the right tools. When it comes to screwdrivers for reel maintenance, there is only one choice IMHO. Wiha makes the finest precision screwdrivers you can find. They have hardeened tips and should last you a lifetime.www.wihatools.com/pro_Precision.htm

I've found the following to be the most used sizes in my shop:

Phillips (http://www.wihatools.com/261serie.htm):
26105 Phillips Precision #0 3.0 50mm (1.9") 145mm (5.7") $3.64
26110 Phillips Precision #1 4.0 60mm (2.3") 170mm (6.6") $3.96

Standard (http://www.wihatools.com/260serie.htm):
26015 Slotted 1.5 .25mm 2.0 40mm 120mm $3.96
26020 Slotted 2.0 .40mm 2.0 40mm 120mm $3.64
26035 Slotted 3.5 .60mm 3.5 60mm 170mm $3.64


Docks,
I got my set of Wiha screwdrivers just as you recommended. I ordered them form the Wiha website. They are very nice and have some very hard tips and the perfect size! Thanks for the info.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby dhuie » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:36 pm

ChuckE, D.R., et al,

Great tips! I have learned more from this thread alone than from all that i have learnt on my own thus far! Thanks and keep it coming.

My humble contribution:

1)Instead of using metal tweezers for holding on to or removal clips, I use disposable medical plastic tweezers used for removing stutures. This way when i slip, it does not scratch or damage the part OR punture my hand! These can be found in any pharmacy and are inexpensive.

2)Use of a +1 reading glasses (even if you do not normally need one) greatly eases the eye strain and you'll see "more" things that you'll normally miss.

Cheers

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby D.R. » Mon Aug 07, 2006 7:47 pm

Thanks D,

I had not thought of the plastic tool likr that.

Thanks.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:29 pm

D,
I like the idea of the reading glasses. I can use all the help I can get!

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Texas_bullet » Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:41 pm

Re: reading glasses. I already wear glasses so bought a pair of lenses that extend off a headband, like jewelers wear. Same result; looks ultra dorky (according to my wife). I too have a collection of spare clips in case I ever permanently lose one. Got tired of driving back and forth to Southwestern Parts for a tiny e-clip. ChuckE...great tip about keeping a notebook about work done on each reel. As I type this, I have probably 8 reels with mystery line spooled on each. I use different lb. test and brands. I used to put a tag on the reel handle, but they fell off.
ReelDoc..Wiha drivers are great! Thanks for the suggestion. Also picked up some Corrosion/X for my next overhaul.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby va175txr » Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:34 am

I've found (in my beginner phase) that taking pictures before each step of the process helped. I # the pictures with a peice of masking tape marked in the pictures and log notes on that picture on paper as I go.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Lucky1 » Thu Oct 19, 2006 6:39 am

Does anyone know what the head type is on a really weird screw on my alpha ito? Its a cross between a allen or a torx and a regular screw driver slot running through it. I need to get a driver with it so I can take stuff apart. :P :D ;) Thanks, G

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Thu Oct 19, 2006 12:20 pm

Lucky,
I just use a very good flat blade screw driver on these screws. I make sure it is the correct width and thickness, so that it fits well.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Lucky1 » Fri Oct 20, 2006 6:33 am

Although that would probably work, I would really like to get the correct tool. Im kind of a tool junkie so I dont mind having a few extra wrenches around. If you find out what it is give me a shout.

Gotta have the right tool for the job. ;) Thanks, G

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Lucky1 » Mon Oct 23, 2006 7:30 am

Anyone?

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Vladimir_Kazan » Mon Oct 23, 2006 1:22 pm

http://vlad.mi.ru/koop/all_bbs3.htm - this "Table of Ball Bearings applied in fishing reels" while is far from being complete. Let's to enlarge it (to fill it out), let's help to itself!

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby Vladimir_Kazan » Sun Oct 29, 2006 11:21 am

My site is disabled.
I do not know yet, who has made it: the simple pirates or governance...
I shall try out now to place the table as appendix in this forum (if will be came off).
I am sorry for the delivered disadvantages.

P.S.
Sorry, it is impossible ("The Extension htm (doc) is not allowed").
As soon as possible the reasons of closing of my site will be clarified. I hope, the situation is reparable.

P.P.S. It works.
Thanks for the offered help!

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Tue Nov 28, 2006 6:41 pm

A child size tooth brush works great for getting just the right amount of grease into the deeper recesses and tapers of gears. Just put a small dab on the outside of the gear and brush it on and into the bottom of the gear teeth as you rotate the gear. A small dab will go a long way and usually it's enough to cover an entire gear with a thin film. Any excess grease remains on the brush so you can use it on the next gear.

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Re: Working on Reels - Tips!

Postby ChuckE » Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:00 am

Daiwa anglers often overlook cleaning baitcaster spools, when doing their annual reel maintenance or mid-season maintenance. However with time, debris (e.g. algae, dirt) or corrosion can affect the performance of Magforce V or Z braking systems. The centrifugal spool tabs can hangup on the tapered edges inside the spool, or the inductor can move erratically on the spool shaft as it travels in and out of the magnets.

I like to clean my Daiwa spools (and spool bearings) whenever I re-spool them with new line. With the bearing removed, I give the spool edges, bottom of the spool where line lays, and inside both sides of the spool ends a very light spray of Aerosol Reel Magic. I carefully wipe-off any excess with a clean lint-free rag, even though the aerosol dries quickly. Then I carefully and lightly pull on the inductor located on the side of the spool, to exercise braking components -- you should be able to observe the tabs moving on the inside of the spool as you do this. Sometimes it may be necessary to give the tabs another shot of spray, and even blow out the components with a shot of can compressed air (like what you use on a computer keyboard), before it completely dries.

The Reel Magic cleans the components, and provides a very light non-sticky coat of lube and protectant on the shaft, spring, tabs, etc. that will keep your brakes in good working order. The only negative I've noticed is that the Reel Magic can cause your line to slip on the spool, if you don't secure it tightly.

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