Electric and Manual Planer Board Reels
Our electric planer board reels and manual reels are very similar in design. They are centered around a 7/16” stainless steel driveshaft and include a 6” solid aluminum reel, variable clutch, aluminum clutch knob, high torque electric motor (modified output shaft), universal mounting bracket and line guide (both easily adjustable in 12 different positions for ultimate versatility), and vee clamps capable of mounting from 7/8” to 1-½” diameter rail (larger clamps are also available upon request).
Further details about some of these components are listed below:
Specs for Reel and Clutch Components: The 6” reels come with a 7/16” stainless steel bore to fit the driveshaft. Attached to the shaft is also a heavy duty stainless steel collar which is built for precision adjustments of the clutch (other manufacturers use a thin snap ring which when too much pressure is applied breaks the ring causing the clutch components to rub against the motor housing, thus destroying the unit). Our clutch components use a hard anodize pressure plate and 660 bronze machined clutch pads for virtually no wear on the unit even after years of constant abuse. The clutch knob is also solid aluminum, and unlike plastic knobs, will neither break nor need replaced each season.
Why Our Reels Are The BEST
Our reels are so popular because many fishermen prefer to use “weed wacker” line when running planer boards. When the lines are being retrieved with plastic reels it cannot handle the stress when the line expands and will crack into pieces. Our solid aluminum reels will never crack nor flare under pressure.