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Old 06-26-2010, 10:51 PM
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704 template is a PDF file so it can be altered to larger or smaller when you print it out or you can do it manually with a geometric compass. I adjusted the 704 template to do my 706 and it worked good as you can see. .
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Old 06-27-2010, 12:08 AM
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Old 07-07-2010, 10:00 PM
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Check it out!!! Ended up doing the measuring without the template (couldn't get it to fit right), and i used a handdrill/dremel because the chuck was broken on the drill press...

Tomorrow, i'm gonna file the cuts smooth and prep it for paint! Btw, anyone have an extra 704z power handle? I wanna throw it on this bad boy.
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Old 07-08-2010, 09:22 AM
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Good job with the dremel. 704 handle won't fit the 710. What did you have in mind?
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Old 07-08-2010, 11:21 AM
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I was told you can interchange the handles with the 704/710? I'm almost 100% positive you can, mabey you can't do a 704z with a 710?
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Old 07-08-2010, 12:59 PM
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704 refers to greenie(older model) 704z refers to blackie( newer model) same reel though. Parts are interchangeable on the 704(z) and 706(z) because they share the same housing thus the guts are all the same size. The 710 being a smaller housing should have a smaller main gear than the 704(706). Better yet, the 704 main gear shaft is 8mm (outer diameter). Measure the shaft on the 710 and if it's 8mm it might work. What's wrong with the original handle?
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Old 07-08-2010, 04:28 PM
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A penn junkie on another forum told me it would work, and the reason i want to change it, is because the 710 handle is effing small. He said adding the 704 handle would make it much more balanced and comfortable, i'll measure it right now.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:56 PM
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I was worried about the thickness of the thread, if it would match, but on second thought you might be able to just switch the stem part of the handle if the thread is too small. Where's your 704?
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Yep, i think that's how he did it. Thing is i can't seem to unscrew the damn handle from the bolt locking it in place, any ideas? Secondly the deal with my 704z fell through, the guy wanted to keep it. Keeping my eyes open on fleabay though.
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Put a pair of pliers on the screw. It'll come off. Might wanna wrap some tape on the screw to protect it. If you don't like the knob you can replace it with a bigger one. Try to get a 704( greenie) in good shape, it has a metal sideplate!
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Old 07-09-2010, 01:47 PM
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Rj, what is the diameter of the threaded part coming out of the housing where the handle attaches? Were you refering to that as 8mm or the acual shaft as 8mm? And i wanna get a 704z just because of the newer guts on it (my 710 has the AR broken) and put a greenie cup on it so i can get clean lines without that bump in the middle which the 704z have.

Also what is the length of the 704 handle shaft, from the top screw holding it in to the knob?
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Old 07-09-2010, 02:43 PM
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The actual shaft is 8mm, the thread is 6.25mm. Handle is 9.5cm. long. Is that what you meant? I picked up a 704(greenie) from e-bay from a guy who got it from an estate sale. The reel had no marks on it and the drag knob and handle knob were pearly white. The guts were in mint condition. No wear on the gears at all. I'm thinking the reel was in the attic for a long time and the guy hardly used it. I was lucky enough to get it for $50. Keep an eye on e-bay, you might see a good one, you never know. Scotts B&T has all the parts for the 710.
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Old 07-09-2010, 03:42 PM
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Rj, i'm getting 1/4in for the threaded section (i was measuring wrong before) and from what people are saying the 704 even though it has a larger main shaft diameter it also has the 1/4in thread meaning the 704 handle will fit the 710.

And i almost bid on that estate one..lol I'm keeping my eyes open.

Also, since the emblem on my 710 is pretty much toast, theres nothing left to it, is there anything i can use to fill in the hole and paint over it?
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:12 PM
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Yeah, it'll fit, same diameter thread. Just paint the sideplate and when you come across an emblem or something similar, just epoxy it on.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:16 PM
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Sweet, I'm ticked, cause i was out till 4 last night slept in and of course a 704 power handle went up for sale somewhere and i missed it!

Also i wanted to paint a striper or something on the side, i believe someone else did it on this thread. So i was wondering, should i remove what is left of the emblem(how would i go about that)? Or just fill it in with some sort of filler.
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