Spindle Wrench Set

The fixed spindle of my new reel design is a piece of stainless shaft material that holds a bronze thrust washer against the reel back plate. It is secured by a custom screw with a large head.
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I did not want to put any screw slots or drill holes in the spindle or in the screw, so I needed another way to adequately torque this connection. I made this soft jaw (aluminum) wrench set.
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The small wrench is for the spindle, and fits inside the reel frame.
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The larger wrench holds the screw.
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Together, they lock the spindle in place tightly so that removing the spool retaining screw should not loosen this joint. At final assembly, the connection will get some Loctite.

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