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Reel manufacturers….PLEASE LISTEN!!!! I am talking to you…..Penn, Shimano, Diawa, Accurate and all the others.

Please start putting some grease on your reels!!!! I do not like to have to take a brand new reel, break it down, grease it appropriately and reassemble it. For example, please see the picture below. This is the handle of a brand new Diawa 40 jigging reel. There is not one bit of grease on it. This is only one illustration, but it applies to all reel manufacturers.

Are you afraid we are going to get our hands dirty? What is the deal? I demand GREASE!!!

 

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There was a time when the mfgs would over grease there reels and we had to take them apart to take some grease off so the reels would spin...lol

Alan Tani has been an advocate of taking new reels out of the box and openning them up to grease all the parts that were missed during assembly.
 

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just a note of caution. the daiwa saltiga frame screw holes are pretty tight, here's a shot of the top of the left side of the frame of a saltiga 50. note the crack in the frame.



for the saltiga's, i now always add corrosion x to the screw, not grease to the screw hole. otherwise, i could not agree with you more. sadly, we are all talking to deaf ears..........
 

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Doubt Alan was using pneumatic tools.


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You cracked that Alan?
I thought it came from the factory like that!.
I have found a bead of grease needs to be light, because if it ends up in a blob in the hole, being non-compressible, those cracks can and will happen.
 
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