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Post  chevyiron420 on Wed May 27, 2015 6:29 pm

Has anyone else had problems with new reeds not fitting in the plastic retainer? I had this before, and it wouldnt fit without bowing in the middle, so I carefully sanded one edge until it would lay down straight, and would rotate freely when assembled. I didnt think to much of until I tried another one from stock today. I was the same. Any tips on fitting reeds would be appreciated.
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Post  RknRusty on Wed May 27, 2015 7:10 pm

chevyiron420 wrote:Has anyone else had problems with new reeds not fitting in the plastic retainer? I had this before, and it wouldnt fit without bowing in the middle, so I carefully sanded one edge until it would lay down straight, and would rotate freely when assembled. I didnt think to much of until I tried another one from stock today. I was the same. Any tips on fitting reeds would be appreciated.
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Sometimes the mylar reeds have a ridge or curl around the edges left over from being stamped out of the mylar sheet. I haven't had any that fit like you're describing, but have had some that wouldn't pass the suck/blow test in one direction. Flipping it over usually makes it work. And sanding the edges with some very fine paper generally cures them. I think the tool doesn't always make a clean cut. I don't know how many layers of film they try to punch them out of, maybe too many.
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Re: new reed fit problems

Post  TDbandit on Wed May 27, 2015 7:21 pm

Same here, i've had a few that had burrs on them could be that the die is getting dull. (Bandit)
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Post  Sig Skyray on Wed May 27, 2015 8:27 pm

This would be something hopefully Bernie could address.

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Post  pkrankow on Wed May 27, 2015 8:28 pm

Some sharp scissors are quicker than sanding. I'm not going to call sanding wrong though.

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Post  RknRusty on Wed May 27, 2015 9:56 pm

pkrankow wrote:Some sharp scissors are quicker than sanding.  I'm not going to call sanding wrong though.

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Post  chevyiron420 on Wed May 27, 2015 10:13 pm

I am sure all three I bought are oversize. I thought someone else would have run in to this that is more familiar than I am with this style reed, and how loose they should fit. I will post more on my blackwidow thread.
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Re: new reed fit problems

Post  pkrankow on Thu May 28, 2015 8:09 am

With the plastic retainer the fit can be quite sloppy loose and preform fine. The wire G clip is more particular to the fit, since the retaining area is much much smaller.

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Post  getback on Thu May 28, 2015 8:47 am

I just want to know , can you put a Mylar reed in a sportsman 15 ? and I would like to add that there is enough material left on the sheet to cut several more freebies Very Happy
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Post  Cribbs74 on Thu May 28, 2015 9:44 am

getback wrote:I just want to know , can you put a Mylar reed in a sportsman 15 ?  and I would like to add that there is enough material left on the sheet to cut several  more freebies Very Happy

Can't see why not to. It's the same setup as any .049.
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