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Power Knob Installation: Does anyone provide this service?

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I have a Penn SSV4500LL and I bought a Gomexus power knob for it. I found out that I need to use a vertical press power drill to drill out the riveted stock knob. I don't have access to this type of machine. Is there someone who would do this for me for a fee if I shipped my knob and reel arm part?

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You can use a regular drill. You just need to partially drill out the rivet on the back side of your current knob carefully with a smaller drill bit. You can pinch the rivet off with pliers and then remove the knob. Once you do this, use the recommended drill bit and drill out your hole.

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Before I had a drill press I would do it using a regular drill. It's not difficult if you are careful. Put it in a vise and go slow. Practice on an old reel handle if you have one. 

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17 hours ago, quan808 said:

You can use a regular drill. You just need to partially drill out the rivet on the back side of your current knob carefully with a smaller drill bit. You can pinch the rivet off with pliers and then remove the knob. Once you do this, use the recommended drill bit and drill out your hole.

^^^  There is nothing to it. It doesn't have to be precise.  You have room for errors. The brass rivet doesn't have to drill out 100% perfectly, I just use a drill bit that's a bit smaller than the bottom of the knob spindle, the part that goes in the handle.  Flex the handle knob back and forth a bit will cause the rivet to break free completely.

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44 mins ago, PENN Fishing said:

If you damage the handle when you attempt to do it yourself give me a shout and I will send out a replacement handle from my sample reel. 

 

tony

Thanks Tony. I appreciate your offer! I will give it a shot...

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You don’t drill it all the way. Halfway is fine then bend the knob back and forth. It will come out. Now you can drill the handle arm. A step or uni bit works the best because it doesn’t pull the bit through. It’s safer. A regular drill bit will give you a tighter fit. Use a bit the exact size as the stem of the new knob but work it in and out a few times. I’ve done hundreds of these. The Penn handle is easier because it uses a brass stem. Shimano uses a SS stem. 

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If the rivet doesn't have a dimple on the back.....take a nail or awl or whatever you have and make one yourself.

That way it is less likely to walk on ya.

 

wear a leather glove or use a bench vice and wrap it in a towel to prevent the vice from marring the finish, or wrap in a towel and drill partially by hand.

 

If the bit grabs it'll spin and possibly cause an injury.

 

And everything else the other guys mentioned.

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Google “center drills”.

large shank,say 1/4 inch,with 1/8 long 1/16 bit for example.

They drill straight with a countersink.

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13 hours ago, olvart said:

Google “center drills”.

large shank,say 1/4 inch,with 1/8 long 1/16 bit for example.

They drill straight with a countersink.

312mBKahYdL.jpg

I use the center drill on the SS handle shafts. A must have.

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On 11/7/2018 at 0:56 PM, xjclint said:

You may want to reach out to penn about the slammer knob instead. Pretty sure it fits directly.

There was another thread with this question I just looked up. Looks like it doesn't fit...

 

 

"Sorry for the late reply, the Slammer III handles assemblies will not fit the SSV.

 

tony"

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