This is the 2nd time in 2 years that I've had the thumb screw holding my crank on the reel get loose and fall out. Maybe I'm buying crappy $30 reels, but it sucks having to buy a new reel just because I'm missing some little screw.
My crank has a threaded hole in it. Do you think I could just run to Home Depot and put a regular household screw there? It would probably hold the crank on, but then my crank gears would be exposed to dust and dirt.
Do you guys put loctite on these screws so your crank doesn't fall off? It's not like I'm ever switching my crank from right to left handed.