Tuesday, October 25, 2005
Fishing reel care
Reel assembler Assembles fishing reels, performing any combination of following tasks: Positions parts, for example washers, levers, springs, line spool, and retaining rings, in slots, holes, or over pins provided on frame of fishing reel. Inserts drive shaft through line spool and frame bearing. Positions side plate assembly containing gears and crankshaft on frame, aligns screw holes, and screws assembly to frame, using powered screwdriver. Places crank on crankshaft and tightens nut with wrench to fasten crank to shaft. Screws parts, for example control knobs and case covers, to frame. Tests and adjusts reel for unrestricted, positive movement of parts by performing such tasks as rotating reel crank, pulling fishline off spool, and turning adjustment screws or knobs located on reel. May also disassemble reel, realign parts, and remove burrs to rework defective reels, using handtools. May also operate arbor and kick presses to perform such tasks as forcing bushings into reel frames, riveting parts to subassemblies, and pressing or staking gears on shafts.Use reel oil or vasoline to lubricate the gears.