OMS ABS Plastic Finger Spools

$20.00
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SKU
OMS-OM4040x
OMS Finger Spool w/ SS Double Ender in three sizes.

OMS ABS Plastic Finger Spools

OMS ABS Plastic Finger Spools
OMS ABS Plastic Finger Spools Width Comparison New Center Hub Design Size Options
  • Durable injection molded ABS plastic spool
  • Pre-loaded with specified length of nylon line
  • Very low-profile for use with marking or lift bags
  • Includes a stainless steel BigGrip™ double ender

The OMS Finger Spools are constructed of ABS plastic, which makes them both lightweight and durable. They are pre-loaded with nylon line in three sizes and include a stainless steel BigGrip™ double ender.

Originally designed for 'line jumps while cave diving', divers have quickly discovered this is a weight-friendly solution for traveling divers requiring a 'reel option' for shooting marking bags. They also store easily in most pouches.

Size Nylon Line Width†
Small 75 ft | 23 m 1 in | 25 mm
Medium 100 ft | 30 m 1.5 in | 38 mm
Large 150 ft | 46 m 1.8 in | 46 mm
† All are { 3 in | 7.5 cm } in diameter, with { 1 in | 2.5 cm } conical opening narrowing to { 0.25 in | 0.64 cm }.
All specifications are approximate.
More Information
Brand OMS
SKU OMS-OM4040x
Weight 2.000000

When is Enough... Enough?

The makers of dive reels and finger spools find themselves "between a rock and a hard place" as they say in cave country. Manufacturers know that for their guideline devices to work properly, the line should only fill about 80% of the spool. Like a cup of liquid filled to the very brim, invariably an overfilled device will spill line back on itself and cause a jam on deployment. Then upon line retrieval, the diver has no hope of reloading the line as perfectly as a machine winder did initially, which means the diver is left with a birdsnest.

So why do the manufacturers seem to often overload the spool? Because consumers, especially those new to using guideline devices, expect them be fully loaded to the brim and if they do not appear full the consumer may complain of being short changed or not purchase at all. The whole issue is compounded by the fact that most manufacturers don't use a line counter to load their reels, it's typically done by appearance not by measurement. Different workers will load line differently, but in general the tendency even in manufacturing is to overload the line plus packing too tight as a result of using machine winders. FYI, when you buy Dive Gear Express Hi-Viz line we use a line counter to produce a consistent load of the advertised length... but then even we load a little bit more; just to avoid consumer complaints about short loads. The fix is very simple; if you are having a problem with jams or birdsnests on any reel or finger spool then try removing some of the line.





     
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