Worm gear pawl question

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Worm gear pawl question

Postby lifeofRiley » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:01 pm

Every shimano reel I've ever cleaned has the back side threaded. I'm just wondering what the point is, and what size or type screw/tool goes in there?

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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby kosiko » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:10 am

I have the same question =D>
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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby Bantam1 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:28 am

I do not know the thread sizing. This goes back to older model reels where the threads were used to aid in installation of the pawl during assembly. I have an old side plate screw for one of our older baitcast reels that happens to fit those threads. I couldn't tell you which model because I found it years ago.

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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby kosiko » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:14 am

Bantam1 wrote:I do not know the thread sizing. This goes back to older model reels where the threads were used to aid in installation of the pawl during assembly. I have an old side plate screw for one of our older baitcast reels that happens to fit those threads. I couldn't tell you which model because I found it years ago.


I think that little hole will help to reduce the weight a bit and improve the worm gear moving
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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby Bantam1 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:06 am

Weight will not affect the performance of the pawl. The weight reduction will be very small.

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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby Slazmo » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:34 pm

Tooling and manufacturing by product

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Re: Worm gear pawl question

Postby ShimanoFan » Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:51 pm

lifeofRiley wrote:Every shimano reel I've ever cleaned has the back side threaded. I'm just wondering what the point is, and what size or type screw/tool goes in there?


It is for pawl removal. The threading matches cover screws for that reel. Screw a cover screw into the pawl and pull it out.


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