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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Recently bought a used Daiwa Saltist 4500H reel. It looks in a good shape, but when I reel it, not that smooth and can hear "sha-sha-sha" sound. Never used Daiwa reel before so I am not sure if it's the normal sound or not. If not, I am thinking about doing a service. Is there any local place within MA can do Daiwa reel service/maintenance? Or I have to send it back to Daiwa for the service? Thanks!
post #2 of 16
I just went through this with my Saltist back in July. The reel totally failed, for the second time in under a year. Should you decide to go the factory route, the service manager's name is Tobey.
Then, there's always Bucko's in Fall River. They have an excellent reputation.
If you'd like, I could try and find the phone number for the factory in Ca. Let me know.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Bob! If I choose to send it back to Daiwa, what should I tell them to do, just a cleaning service and re-lube? Should I send a check together with the reel? Daiwa website says labor fee is $12 plus shipping fee and handling fee.

Do you know how much Bucko's in Fall River will charge for the cleaning service and re-lube? Can I get the reel back on the same day?

Thanks a lot!
post #4 of 16
If you reel isn't smooth, and is making a noise, I'm betting it will need more than a cleaning. Sounds like the olo classic 'pinion gear' to me. Give Tobey a call when the reel arrives, just to make certain it's in their pipeline. If you stay on top of it, you should get the reel back in under 2 weeks.
Bucko's will probably charge more, and I doubt they'll do it while you wait. I have friends who swear by the place. They do excellent work.
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Bob! I apprec iate your help!
post #6 of 16
Buckoes has a min charge on reel repairs, plus parts. You most likely need to leave it if they will work on it. Call them at the shop before you go
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by bob_G View Post

If you reel isn't smooth, and is making a noise, I'm betting it will need more than a cleaning. Sounds like the olo classic 'pinion gear' to me. Give Tobey a call when the reel arrives, just to make certain it's in their pipeline. If you stay on top of it, you should get the reel back in under 2 weeks.
Bucko's will probably charge more, and I doubt they'll do it while you wait. I have friends who swear by the place. They do excellent work.

 

Must be squeaky wheel syndrome. I sent an Emblem Pro in for service and it took over 2 months to get it back.

post #8 of 16
Wow another thread on Dyin-wa Saltist. We all know they have problems and there's already about 5 other threads that distinctively talk about how they won't handle jigging. Plugging is about the only thing they're good for but I had to go bad 4500 and 6500 both not even 6 months worth of hard canal fishing. Stick to the older emblem pro that's the only reel besides my Penn that didn't fail.
post #9 of 16
ahem, stella, HappyWave.gif
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by gray gables View Post

ahem, stella, HappyWave.gif

The Stella is old technology at this point. If your in the market for a high end reel with large line retrieve look at the Saltiga or wait for the new Stella
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Chubby-Chaser View Post

The Stella is old technology at this point. If your in the market for a high end reel with large line retrieve look at the Saltiga or wait for the new Stella

You have no clue bozo! There is no "new" Stella, not yet anyways. They are releasing a 25K in 2013 that is similar to that giant dogfight you bought. there's no redesigned Stella HappyWave.gif
post #12 of 16
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Originally Posted by Canal Critter View Post

You have no clue bozo! There is no "new" Stella, not yet anyways. They are releasing a 25K in 2013 that is similar to that giant dogfight you bought. there's no redesigned Stella HappyWave.gif

I referred to it as the new Stella because its not out yet so I had nothing else to call it, either way Shimano is working on new technology that will be another option with Shimano. The new dogfight is large, but its a sick piece of equipment, cant wait to jig up a cow next year.

How about you quit calling names and get busy pouring jigs and tails, I'm going to need plenty next year.

Sincerely,
Sir Snags-a-lot
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ok, a quick update:

I brought the reel to Bucko's on Sat., After a quick test, I was told that the reel works fine, just need a regular service, and I should be able to get it back by mail by the end of this week. So I paid and left the reel there. Surprisingly, I found the reel in my mail box today when I got home. I opened the box and read the report, it says reel has been serviced and found a lot of sand inside the reel. However, when I test the reel, I didn't notice much difference. Still not quite smooth and a bit sound. Not sure what else I can do or I should just use it like that. confused.giffrown.gif
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by zmkm View Post

Ok, a quick update:
I brought the reel to Bucko's on Sat., After a quick test, I was told that the reel works fine, just need a regular service, and I should be able to get it back by mail by the end of this week. So I paid and left the reel there. Surprisingly, I found the reel in my mail box today when I got home. I opened the box and read the report, it says reel has been serviced and found a lot of sand inside the reel. However, when I test the reel, I didn't notice much difference. Still not quite smooth and a bit sound. Not sure what else I can do or I should just use it like that. confused.giffrown.gif

Perhaps all the sand inside the reel did just enough to prevent it from being smooth and quiet again, but not enough to cause damage? How did all that sand get in there in the first place?
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks Bob! I don't actually know how the sand got into the reel. I bought it used and felt OK when I test it. But after awhile it was getting worse so I was thinking maybe a service is needed.

I called Bucko's today and was told that the reel has been serviced and now in good shape, totally fine to use for another 2-3 years. Although it's not smooth and quiet like new ones, but that doesn't affect too much of the reel function. If I want it to be felt like a new one, I have to change two parts inside which will cost me another 40 bucks, but it's not necessary at all to change them at this point. That's why they didn't bother calling me and ask me if I want to change the parts or not.

I am glad that I did the service before I put it in the storage. I'll give it a try when next season comes to see how it works. I mainly use it for plugging so hopefully it will last awhile like what I was told.

Thanks!
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