I was in search of a good spool pin tool. The pliers like ones take a fair amount of force to pop the pin out and could send it flying. I wanted something with a little more controlled release. I found it with the HedgeHog spool pin tool. It is basically a small custom made press to press the pin out and back in. True, it may take a little longer than the pliers version, but there is really no risk of losing a pin or creating damage when used correctly. They sell direct on eBay, so you can find them there. It took about 6 business days to arrive from Japan. I can even swap the spool bearing now without even having to pull the reel from the rod.
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