Category Archives: Pawl

Bronze Frame Reel – Pawl

The clicker has taken me more development time than any other reel feature, except possibly for the aluminum anodization process. I started out thinking that the pawl should be made from steel, since that is what I observed on commercial … Continue reading

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Reel 37 Pawl

The acetal pawl is slightly asymmetric so that line payout is at higher resistance than retrieval. In earlier reel designs I put a spacing washer between the pawl and backplate, but this little washer was difficult to make. Here the … Continue reading

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Pawl Modification

This is the pawl shape that I have used for some time now. I like it because the active part of the spring is just a straight wire (easy fabrication). This wire bears on the pawl at the top edge … Continue reading

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Downsized Click

My new “Fixed Spindle Reel” is 2.78 inch diameter, but I also intend to make a smaller version of 2.28 inch diameter. The two versions can use mostly the same parts, except that end plates and spool ends must be … Continue reading

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Pawl Testing at Higher Speed

This is the seventh posting in this blog on durability testing of ratchet and pawl materials. Previous posting are: 1. Picture of tester based on a “gearmotor”, 25 rpm (30 May 2010) 2. First results from tester (22 Aug 2010) … Continue reading

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Two More Plastics for Pawls

Someone brought Ertalyte and Ertalyte TX to my attention as possible materials for pawls. The data sheet properties looked promising, so I bought a small quantity of each and made pawls. I tested these on the low speed tester, as … Continue reading

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Pawl Wear Test, Higher Speed

My original pawl wear test (post of Nov. 16, 2010 ) used a gearmotor that ran at 20 rpm.¬† The wear pattern on a pawl showed an impression on the¬†flank of the pawl where each ratchet tooth initially made contact, … Continue reading

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