the add leads you to believe that it works great for spinning reels,but it only works with 2 peice rods.and even then its hard to handle you might as well just set the spool on the floor.it doesnt tension the line you still have to do that with your fingers.
January 18, 2007
Good Idea, Poor workmanship
The basic idea is good. Directions aren't bad but they could have been in larger easier to read print. The biggest problem is the threaded shaft is very poorly done. The knurled handnuts that are used do not fit very well and if you don't have calluses now, you will have after having used the device. Save your money and ask your wife/girlfriend to hold the spool while you reel it on.
December 18, 2006
spool tool- cool tool
my wife was tired of holding line spools for me on a screwdriver while i sat there and reeled away so when i saw this i figured even if its junk im only out 6 bucks but i love it i stripped and spooled 2 reels total 300 yards in less time than it took me to strip 1/2 of 1 reel the old way (wrap around your hand till it cuts off circulation dump and go again) and its versatile to my ultra-light was too thin for the tool so i clamped it to the bar on my vise worked like a champ some people said it was dificult to use but i think it was operater error not bad design try it for your self if you don't like it your only out six bucks you spend more than that on lunch.
January 11, 2011
I got what I paid for. I thought that this would be a good portable device for "on boat", quick line spooling, but as indicated in another review, the plastic nuts were all but impossible to turn...I had to use pliers and it was still difficult to turn them. After fighting with the product to spool one reel, it found it's way to the trash bin.
December 27, 2006