Category Archives: Pawl

Results of Pawl Wear Test

Some background for this post is in a discussion on Rod and Reel Maker’s Forum. The discussion made me think of using plastic for the pawl. (In my reel design, replacing a worn pawl takes only a screwdriver, for backplate … Continue reading

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Life Test of Pawl and Ratchet

To find better materials for the ratchet and pawl, I made this test fixture from a 25 rpm gearmotor. Initially the ratchet is 642 bronze and the pawl is 6061T6 aluminum. I expect the aluminum to wear quickly. May try … Continue reading

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