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American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.craigtechinc.com)
Date: May 04, 2018 08:57AM

Good morning all.

I just thought I would share this. My wrapper came with 2 Buna-N black rings and as expected, over time, one of the rings finally split. Not wanting to be without a "backup" ring for the wrapper, I looked around and being an Engineer, I wanted something a little "softer" and with a little more "grip". I went to McMaster Carr and was able to purchase Silicone rings for the wrapper and a better price than I was expecting. I bought 5 rings for $10.25 and have plenty or backups now.

Part Number 9396K308, High-Temperature High-Purity Silicone O-Ring, 3/16 Fractional Width, Dash Number 346

Tony Boschi
Banana River Rods

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: May 04, 2018 02:31PM

Hello Toni.

Are they tougher, longer lasting, and or smaller or larger in width or thickness.

In short can you explain the differences to me?

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Sheridan Stanton (---.hsd1.ca.comcast.net)
Date: May 05, 2018 09:46AM

Thanks for the tip,I have an older CPW lathe I know my time will come

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: May 05, 2018 10:17AM

Robert, The standard size for the AmTack, PacBay, and CPW wrappers is a 3/16 inch belt/O ring, it's a standard industrial size you can get at any industrial supply/bearing shop. I got my supply of extras from King Bearing many years ago. Every ring on the machine is a standard size that is readily available.

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---.lightspeed.irvnca.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 05, 2018 11:08PM

The silicone o-rings are vastly superior to the Buna-N varieties. Yes, they cost 4X as much, but now I don’t have “skid marks” around the rod and I anticipate them lasting longer as well!!!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: May 06, 2018 04:45PM

I just replaced the black ones on a Pac Bay power wrapper ,that I bought used, with the thicker yellow rings and they are vastly superior.

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Tony Boschi (---.lightspeed.dybhfl.sbcglobal.net)
Date: May 07, 2018 04:30PM

Bob,

They are the exact same size, diameter, thickness but they are Red Silicone which outlasted Buna N all day long. They are a lighter durometer, but the are totally pliable. After a month, my Buna rings showed wear, after a month of using the Silicone rings, they still look like the day they arrived.

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: May 08, 2018 12:04PM

Hello Tony.

Thanks for the info, I have only changed my rings three or four times because I use some rings a tractor repair guy gave me years ago (Don't know what they are made of) but he has passed and I am going to be looking for replacements soon.

Thanks Again.


Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: roger wilson (---.hsd1.mn.comcast.net)
Date: May 08, 2018 02:24PM

I bought the rings on the wrapper that I made from the local hardware store plumbing department many years ago. The rings are still just fine after many years of use.

Good luck

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Re: American Tackle Power Wrapper Large O-Ring
Posted by: Larry Ohara (---.clppva.fios.verizon.net)
Date: May 13, 2018 01:57PM

Bought these from amazon:

Small Parts
329 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 2" ID, 2-3/8" OD, 3/16" Width (Pack of 5) @ $9.11

329 Neoprene O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Round, Black, 2" ID, 2-3/8" OD, 3/16" Width (Pack of 25) @ $4.69

The silicone and the neo are running on a number of drying motors for the last 2 years. So far no different between the two. I suspect the Silicon will last longer.
I also bought the little guys for at a really decent price.

212 Silicone O-Ring, 70A Durometer, Red, 7/8" ID, 1-1/8" OD, 1/8" Width (Pack of 25) @ $3.25

I think I'm good for awhile!

HAPPY MOTHER's DAY!
Larry

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