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Old 05-17-2010, 03:14 PM
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I took one of my reels (Martin Classic 3/4) apart the other day for some quick maintenance and stupidly loss the spring that's behind the spool release.
I was about to steal one from another spool when it came to me that disposable lighters have a similar spring to push up the flint.
The lighter spring was too long, but the diameter was perfect. One little snip with the nippers and we were back in business
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Awesome tip, Rippy.

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Default Re: A reel tip

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I took one of my reels (Martin Classic 3/4) apart the other day for some quick maintenance and stupidly loss the spring that's behind the spool release.
I was about to steal one from another spool when it came to me that disposable lighters have a similar spring to push up the flint.
The lighter spring was too long, but the diameter was perfect. One little snip with the nippers and we were back in business
Though I've never lost the springs for the spool release, I can tell you that I have spent some time on my hands knees looking under my desk and around the carpet for the ones I've dropped. I'll keep this tip in mind next time I fumble one during maintenance.
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That's a great tip Ripyou should repost it in the" little tricks to share"thread
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