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How to free up a stuck reel

Old 06-24-2019, 06:43 AM
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I have a Penn 245LD stuck on a Penn senator 2 rod. The 2 locking rings on the rod will not move. So far I’ve tried PB blaster, 50/50 ATF/acetone and heat. Nothing has worked. Any tricks to get the reel off without cutting something?
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Old 06-24-2019, 06:51 AM
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WD40 and/or a belt wrench..... but I am not the most handy person when it comes to these things..... someone may have a better idea.

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Old 06-24-2019, 07:38 AM
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Pipe wrench on the lock rings?
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Old 06-24-2019, 07:44 AM
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12" channel locks on one of the two lock rings (not both at same time). Make sure you're turning the right direction....
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:11 AM
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I tried the pipe wrench after soaking or heating the rings. I’m almost mad enough to start cutting........
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:14 AM
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Rod carefully in vise, channel lockssmall pipe wrench on nurs but let penetrate soak for a couple days before
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I wonder if freezing it would work? Maybe get some freon or CO2 and try to break it free?
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Old 06-24-2019, 10:42 AM
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I wonder if freezing it would work? Maybe get some freon or CO2 and try to break it free?
Freeze the rod and put a torch on the nut.... maybe set a ziplock full of ice over the rod and nuts, let sit a while then torch the nut and wrench on it...
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Go buy a new one and TAKE CARE OF IT!
It only takes a few minutes and some appropriate lubricants to keep your gear in tip top shape...
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Soaked rag with ammonia around the rings wrapped with Saran Wrap and let sit for an afternoon. Clean the area well with a degreaser and/or brake cleaner to remove the oils (keeps the ammonia from making contact).
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I was gonna help...but you have a ROD problem and not a REEL problem.....sorry...

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