Bolt and nut controversy
I believe the brass bolt and steel nut is a great part of the design, it prevents you from over torquing that would damage the reel and drag system. I think if you read the instructions there wouldn't possibly be a problem, I have installed 11 and have had no problem.
February 2, 2013
Nice, power full
Change the face of my reels, I have an a 5600 CL Rocket color orange,look beatiful and powered am so glad..thank. Abu.
November 8, 2012
I have Power Handles on the following: Four 4601C3's, two RCN51's, two 5601C4's and two RCN61HC's and I am right handed, so you know I am smarter than most anglars.
I do have to admit like the one review pointed out about the left handed reels, the brass and reverse threaded on the left hand version. I almost screwed up on the first one. Plus, I have three Revo Inshore with large EVA knobs which are fantastic, and don't need the Power Handles. I wish Abu made them an item in Eqipment! Hint, Hint! The power handles make for a long day fishing a lot better, especially for the big ones. Thanks Abu
September 21, 2012
No screw to hold it, brass thread issue also - Grips nice, but...
I just found this review for the power handle after I bought it and installed one. "The bolt that connects to handle to the drive gears was wisely made out of brass and reverse threaded on the left hand version. This allows one to strip the the brass bolt with the steel nut and ruin the shaft rather than the nut. The complete lack of directions also ensures that you will not know this and ruin it." I cant use it because no screw and i stripped a few threads as well. Why not include the set screw, what could it cost 20 cents. My original handle broke which is why I bought this one. Cant use the reel until I get the set screw and hope nut holds. No directions or I would have known to apply less turns as well.
I called and had to leave a message, I hope I get a response I want to use this on my week off... ahhh
What size is this screw?
June 18, 2012