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   Old Thread  #10 9 Mar 2022 at 2.44pm  4Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
After reading Phil’s review I contacted Nick with regards getting my Daiwa Emcast Plus’s serviced.
I met up with Nick just outside of Cambridge as he was in the area and saved me a trip into the depths of Cambridgeshire .

Well what I and possibly Nick thought would be a general service turned into a bit of a ball ache for him as he couldn’t get some of the parts off to get inside of them!

One of the gold covers had a hairline crack in it and he didn’t want to put too much force onto it getting it off.


Also he couldn’t get the silver ‘bits’ off either on two of the reels to actually get into them.


They were put into a WD40 bath to loosen them up.
He got there in the end.
He found that over time the paint had ‘blistered’ and it had created a ridge in the paint which was stopping him pulling the pieces off.


This is what it should have looked like.


So the service resumed/started


Meanwhile Nick had brought a ‘test’ Emcast Plus to see how much pressure he could put on the pieces that needed to come off instead of using mine. In the end he used the better parts from that reel and put them onto mine.
And this is how they came out.


So all in all I couldn’t have had a better experience as Nick went above and beyond IMO to get these serviced and they came back looking and feeling brand new. They took longer than he would have liked but I was in no rush so just let things happen. Once he had received the test reel they were done within a couple of days.
I was kept informed all through the process with regular photo updates.

The cost was £52 for 3 reels serviced and return postage to me, no complaints from me.
Return postage was quite high but that’s the option I took as I couldn’t get to him to pick them up but they were fully insured and were returned next day delivery. I could have arranged a courier myself but 'nobody ain't got time for that !"
Oh and he sent me the spool from the Test Emcast, free of charge !

Highly recommended by me.
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   Old Thread  #8 16 Feb 2022 at 2.44pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Where are the in February 😂😂
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   Old Thread  #7 15 Feb 2022 at 5.56pm  2Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
He's done some work for me and it's top notch.

I was going to sell a Daiwa Spod reel as spares or repair, he said he'd have a look. Mechanically, it's as good as new.
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   Old Thread  #6 15 Feb 2022 at 2.32pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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I said that to myself after I posted
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Honestly I don't know. You could drop him a text - I think the number is on the website
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   Old Thread  #4 15 Feb 2022 at 2.28pm  Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
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Out of interest Phil, do they do line clip replacements or is it just servicing?

Nothing stands out on their website.
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Definitely worth a look
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   Old Thread  #2 15 Feb 2022 at 2.23pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Moved to the Review section Phil

WIll look into these myself. Seems a very reasonable price going by the others I have seen.

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   Old Thread  #1 15 Feb 2022 at 2.16pm  1Login so you can post / reply  Register so you can join in!
Hi All,

I recently had a great experience having my 4500 Biomasters Serviced by Nick at Reel-Tech and wanted to post a review. I have no affiliation with the company other than being a customer.

I bought the reels second hand recently, they had obviously been used and abused over the years so i thought it worth getting them serviced. I found Reel-Tech on instagram and got in touch.

Communication was excellent throughout, Nick sent photographs and consulted me on different options for upgrades and repairs. Service Cost is £10 - £15 per reel + parts (cost depends on model)

Service included the following - full strip and degrease, ultrasonic cleaning of parts, new shaft spacers made (mine had home made spacers) , rebuild/regrease, protective PTFE polish. wooden handles were sanded and re-oiled and the little red 'one touch' indicator on the reel handles was also re-painted which was a nice touch.

I wanted the drags improving, so Nick cut custom carbontex washers to fit.

The reels got back to me today, they feel like new, and the drags are 10 times better than they were. Total cost was £55 including return shipping (2 reels), and they were turned around in less than a week.

If anyone wants to look into using them the website is reel-tech.co.uk They are based in March, Cambridgeshire.







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