BC Spool Tuning

Anonymous
edited April 2005 in Reels
For those interested in BC spool tuning, here are the basic DIY setups to start with.

Usually most of the BC reels are not tuned to optimise performance. The shaft of the spool is rough and caused friction on the pinion gear while spinning. Therefore the moment of inertia of the spool is reduced by such phenomena. To counter this, we tuned the spool by polishing it's shaft to achieve better smoothness.

Tools/materials needed:

1. Hand drill with rotation lock
2. Hand drill clamp
3. Diamond sand-paper or Polishing paper
4. Velco



Before tuning, the shaft is dull in texture



Step 1: Wrap the spool with velco/rubberband to secure the line



Cut a piece of polishing strip of 5x1 cm





Mount the spool onto the hand drill, not to clamp too tight. Power up the hand drill





Wrap the polishing strip around the shaft and running over it until you can see the polished texture surfacing



Finally, a polished shaft

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