Originally Posted by Keith
Remember to make the cuts at an angle, and stagger them at different spots on the shaft when repacking.
The "angle cut method" can be a problem it sounds good, but doesn't work well and straight cuts are better.
Try this: Take a strip of paper 1/2" wide, wrap it around a rod 3 times like most instructions all tell you to do, cut it at and angle. Now take the pieces and try them on the rod. They are all too big aren't they.
Try it a second time and cut parallel to the rod (shaft). They are still too big.
Try a third time and cut perpendicular to the wraps. This is the only way it works.