alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial TIP OF THE DAY
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« Reply #165 on: July 31, 2016, 12:40:28 AM »

My technique as well Fred. The only thing I do differently is to apply grease to the threads of the screw (not to the very tip). This should reduce the possibility of hydraulic lock Wink
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« Reply #166 on: August 08, 2016, 10:49:37 AM »

My technique as well Fred. The only thing I do differently is to apply grease to the threads of the screw (not to the very tip). This should reduce the possibility of hydraulic lock Wink

yep, I also grease the threads of the screw with the same acid brush I used to grase the rest of the reel..just enough to "paint it"

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« Reply #167 on: August 27, 2016, 04:28:56 AM »

Not easy holding the inner race on tiny roller bearings to check them, next time try a chopstick Smiley

You could also hold them upside down, for cleaning and oiling.

Chopsticks will also hold larger size bearings. Try it, I use mine often.

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« Reply #168 on: August 27, 2016, 10:31:12 AM »

I use porcupine quills (the big African/Asian ones) as bearing holders, no-scratch picks (for reels & line), and float stems
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« Reply #169 on: August 27, 2016, 11:32:09 AM »

I use the disposable chop sticks and bamboo skewers (like for grilling).  The skewers are good no-scratch picks for cleaning too.
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« Reply #170 on: September 10, 2016, 07:34:07 AM »

I use a big soupspoon, Wink  fill it about half full with the bearing in it, swirl untill it spills all over the counter,  then you know your really Done!! Tongue   
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« Reply #171 on: September 10, 2016, 09:19:13 AM »

I'm going to run over to Walmart and see if they have a bag of those African porcupine quills!
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« Reply #172 on: November 12, 2016, 01:06:37 PM »

How to apply CorrosionX HD to non-spool bearings et al. Spray into a plastic or glass vial and dunk bearings or wipe using a soft cloth onto reel surfaces. Here's a sample;

BX-500N pinion bearing


Pardon me if this has been posted earlier.

tight lines!

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« Reply #173 on: November 19, 2016, 08:19:58 AM »

Mini- ultrasonic cleaner. While soaking bearings for cleaning, I stick the bristle end of a battery operated toothbrush in the bowl of solution. Bam! Works like a little ultrasonic cleaner.
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« Reply #174 on: November 19, 2016, 03:26:35 PM »

we had large screws, on the shearing hand peices, to hold the combs on with, the screw drivers were made in a right angle with a nice wide blade also a narrow blade, you could get heeps of perchace on them very rarely slipped, ideal, cheers donnyboat.
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« Reply #175 on: December 18, 2016, 07:35:44 PM »

Tired a cotton swab hairs? These are actually cleanable for reuse.
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« Reply #176 on: December 19, 2016, 08:53:20 AM »

I use those q-tips too for applying grease, etc. They last a very long time.
Still use regular q-tips for cleaning though.
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« Reply #177 on: February 19, 2017, 06:30:41 PM »

Grinding plates really make a lot of dust, I usually do it outdoors, but taking my tools out gets to be a pain.
I do not have a dust collector system in my little workshop, but attaching a vacuum hose to a vise really helps keeping the dust down.
No more need to go out in the cold, or carry the tools outside:



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« Reply #178 on: February 19, 2017, 07:25:31 PM »

Sal; do you use dental bits in your mini tool to grind with? I see that little vice is coming in handy  Wink Grin That is a good use for the vacuum nozzle.

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« Reply #179 on: February 19, 2017, 08:39:07 PM »

I can't answer for Sal but I use dental bits for grinding. They cut bakelite like butter and can be really precise. I don't know where to get them though...I inherited mine from my Grampa (and he wasn't a dentist).
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