Just repaired the fencer end connector on four Favero reels. And the wires all broke at about the same place, right in front of the strain relief clamp inside the connector. On the last two all three wires had broken.
So my question is: Is there a better way/technique to handle clamping the reel wire so that the strain isn't being taken primarily by the electrical wires? That is so the other strands, none electrical, are primarily taking the strain?
Otherwise the Favero are very sturdy reels and maintenance is mostly down to blowing out the dust bunnies that accumulate inside the cases. Of course one got left without that critical cleaning and the bearing started seizing up until it was cleaned out. So periodic cleaning is a must.
Along the same lines, the feed block the reel wire runs through wears at what seems to me to be way too fast. The material being a fairly thin plastic moulding. So I've added a felt bumper on the reel wire right at the end of the connector spring to ease the amount of wear I'm seeing from the spring rubbing against the feed block. But has anyone else come up with a way to slow the wearing of this feed block? Replacement is reasonably straight forward though a pain as you have to cut the feed wire or at least desolder it. And I would prefer to keep it from wearing in the first place.