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« on: November 28, 2016, 03:34:41 PM »

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I have a question about the Penn 975 cs

How do you keep the button from failing.  I just had to send it back to penn, but that button mechanism seems to be a big nuisance from it suddening engaging on the cast to it locking up and not coming loose.  I took it home and tried to clean it, after on 3 months, and it locked up on me, which is why I sent it back.  The mechanism is so obviously a problem and I was told this by almost every experienced fisherman on the docks when I first pick it up.  I'm reading the reviews on Penns sight about folks using them for a decade without repair, and I'm in disbelief.  There is no way this button mechanism works for years without serous maintenance. 
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2016, 04:52:03 AM »

There very tiny springs under the button that don't like any sand or salt touching them.  A few drops of PENN oil on the springs once or twice a season will help keep everything running normal.  When did you send the reel in?  PM me your Name I will look for your order.

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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2016, 02:38:19 PM »

I sent it this morning and it is in Phily right now at the PO.  It will liekly be delivered in the AM.  Uniformly, that button is disliked by everyone one I ever spoke to about this real.  And here I am sending it back to PA for repair Sad  Other than that, I like the reels power, and geometry.
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2016, 02:57:21 PM »

It arrived back two days ago, in a record turn around time.  I do appreciate it.  I still, however, don't understand why this button mechanism which is so difficult, is not changed to something more reliable.
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« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2016, 03:17:20 PM »

Excellent service on handling that so swiftly, Tony --

You and Penn are greatly appreciated!

Best,

Fred
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« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2016, 05:11:57 PM »

It arrived back two days ago, in a record turn around time.  I do appreciate it.  I still, however, don't understand why this button mechanism which is so difficult, is not changed to something more reliable.


This is a 20-plus year old design, and has been discontinued in the 2016-17 catalogue, with no direct replacement model.
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« Reply #6 on: December 09, 2016, 02:16:33 PM »

I can understand that, especially with the release of some many recent reels which as just so well designed.  It would be nice to have something slotted between the fathom and the Torque, and the geometry is really useful or a ton of application, like Backfish.  I'm planning on changing the gears with my Torque 30 to a lower ratio for black and stripers.
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2018, 07:56:42 AM »

I have to take some of my complaint back.  Now that I've had a chance to use it a lot, and after it came back from Penn and brought to speck, I've learned the charm of this real.  It took a long time to mater it, but now it casts very well and the button mechanism now rarely gets locked on the cast.  I've come to really like it.  It is simple to handle and low stress.  Well it is well maintained and working according to spec, it is fabulous to use, even when I am crowded and need to cast into tight spaces.  It give me a lot of precision on casting into spaces.

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