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Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: December 20, 2019 12:49PM

Building a rod with a butt diameter of .680 . Should I use the eva rear grip with the bore diameter of half inch or the five eights? Thanks

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: December 20, 2019 01:36PM

Bill,
For myself, whenever I build a rod, I ream the grip - what ever the material - to match the od of the blank at the location of the grip installation.

So, in your case, I would use an EVA grip that has a smaller hole than .680 and ream the grip to match the size and taper of the rod blank.

Some folks prefer to stretch the blank over a grip. I do not like to stretch anything. I don't stretch EVA, I don't stretch nylon, I don't stretch cork, I don't stretch wood. No reason for myself to ever stretch a grip to fit a blank.

Ream it and then glue it up.

Take care

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: December 20, 2019 01:47PM

Butt diameter isn't as important as the diameter where the grip ends. I've stretched lots of close diameter grips with zero problems.

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: John DeMartini (---)
Date: December 20, 2019 02:08PM

It is better to ream the grip as Roger suggests but if you don't have a tapered reamer then try the following;
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Mark the blank where the grip ends at the reel seat and measure the diameter. Drill or ream the EVA for a snug fit to that diameter.

Install the grip, the grip will have a snug fit at the reel end and a tight fit at the butt end.

This will minimize the stretch of the EVA.

Have fun


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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: December 21, 2019 08:53AM

Thanks. I have a set of cork reamers. Just didn't know if you could ream the EVA.

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: December 21, 2019 11:18AM

It reams just fine.
Norm

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: December 21, 2019 11:47AM

See #20:

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Re: Eva grip bore diameter
Posted by: Bill Break (---.dsl.bell.ca)
Date: December 21, 2019 12:05PM

Thanks for the help.

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