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Is it normal to have a pretty small amount of play in your main shaft of a surf reel? Specifically a Shimano Saragosa SW8000?

It almost makes a small click noise when I reel because of the play. I returned my first one because of it, and the replacement was doing the same thing.

 

 

 

 

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I owned many Shimano reels and a bit of rotor or main shaft play don't seem to be something they care about as much as some other brands, the exception is my Stadic FK it's has much tighter tolerances than other Stadics I owned.

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20 hours ago, joneja9 said:

Is it normal to have a pretty small amount of play in your main shaft of a surf reel? Specifically a Shimano Saragosa SW8000?

It almost makes a small click noise when I reel because of the play. I returned my first one because of it, and the replacement was doing the same thing.

 

 

 

 

yup,it sure is,ya need some kind of tolerance for grease to get in and lubricate.

try another one and it will be the same.

HH

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I own five Penn's, two Okuma's and eight Shimano there is mean't to be some play there however I don't believe Shimano try to keep it to a minimum  the way Diawa try to, best to just go and fish it if your not locked down. 

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On ‎3‎/‎26‎/‎2020 at 6:02 PM, joneja9 said:

Is it normal to have a pretty small amount of play in your main shaft of a surf reel? Specifically a Shimano Saragosa SW8000?

It almost makes a small click noise when I reel because of the play. I returned my first one because of it, and the replacement was doing the same thing.

 

 

 

 

back when I did use spinners I would open and grease the reel even though it was brand new,they don't put much in to save money on grease.

open yours to have a look see.

HH

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