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Trudex handle

Post by Bjp » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:37 am

The handle on my Trudex seems to be a tad loose (pointed to in pic) looks like some sort of rivet is there any way it can be tightened ? its not terrible just rocks a bit at present

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Although looking again there also maybe a very small pin above the rivet hard to know which one maybe the issue

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by OldTackle » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:42 am

Fixed mine by widening the center hole using a philips screw driver and a hammer. But gently!
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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Reedling » Wed Apr 11, 2018 11:51 am

I had a similar problem with a similar reel, I used a wide centre punch and tapped the centre of that rivet to expand its fit. it worked for me and the reel has been fine since.

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Nobby » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:21 pm

This was a recognised problem with the Trudex and later ones had a steel pin inserted. You could do that with a drill hole and a broken drill shaft, but a tap with a centrepunch should do it.

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Hold the reel back so the rivet heads is sitting on a hard block of wood and hold a centrepunch on the tail of the rivet. Half a dozen very light taps with a hammer should do it......You're trying to gently tease the metal to a new shape, not deform it with two heavy blows. If it doesn't work immediately, just keep up the light taps until it does. That rivet is 53 years old.........

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Bjp » Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:36 pm

Thank you gents i thought that was the only way.

Nobby mine looks like that one in pic, with what looks like a pin above the rivet head.

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Nobby » Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:45 pm

Ah then the fix wasn't much of a fix after all. If I can help sort it just let me know.

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Bjp » Thu Apr 12, 2018 12:52 pm

i am not sure that is helping in fact i think it is getting worse even though i am being very careful so i will leave it for now and when we meet up maybe you could have a look at it for me see what you think Nobby

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Re: Trudex handle

Post by Nobby » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:57 am

Will do, Bernie.

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