How To:

Service An Avet 80

Author: The Shark Boys

Service Your Avet 80 Wide After A Few Trips On The Sand

After every couple trips on the sand its a good idea to service your reel. I service my big reels after every 5-10 days out on the beach or after each big fish. Alot of people pay decent money for shops to take apart and clean there reels but its actually very easy and anyone can do it at home in about a half hour. In this post im going to be talking about how I service my avet exw80. However most of this information will work with any lever drag reel. 

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Tools Needed To Service Your Avet 80 Wide

Allen Key Set

Marine Or Reel Grease

Small Paint Brush


Paper Towels Or Rags

Instructions To Service Your Avet 80 Wide

1) Dissasemble Reel: The first step is to disassemble the reel. Do this by removing the 8 allen screws on the plateside of the reel and the seven allen screws on the crank side.

2) Clean The Inside Out: Once the reel is apart, begin cleaning and removing all the old grease, oil, sand, and any corrosion that is built up inside the reel and on the gears.

3) Put New Grease Onto Gears: Once the old grease has been removed , use the brush to coat the teeth of the gears with marine or reel grease.

4) Inspect The Drag: Inspect the drag and gears for any imperfections.

5) Add Oil Into The Bearings: Drop a few drops of oil onto the bearings and let it soak in. (Keep the drag dry and free of grease or oil.)

6) Seal Your Reel: Apply grease to the mating surfaces of the real. This helps keep sand and water out, and also prevents the joining surfaces from being seized together in the future. I apply a small drop of oil into the clicker, and a thin layer of grease on the clicker ring.

7) Reassemble: The reel is now ready to be reassembled. The hardest part in reassembling a reel is lining up the dogs, however with a little practice it becomes second nature. Reinstall the allen screws and go through the functions of the reel to make sure everything is properly working.

8) Wipe Her Down: Once all together and I have verified working its working, I wipe down the reel with a rag or paper towel to clean up any extra grease. Now the reel is freshly serviced and ready to fish year after year.

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