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James Wilson
Expert Film Handler

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From: Norwich, UK
Registered: Jan 2015

 - posted November 05, 2017 11:28 AM      Profile for James Wilson   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Can anyone advise on the make of a good pair of rewinders?
I`ve had quite a few in my time but most packed in,
I`m looking at Craig, are these any good or please advise,
Many Thanks,

James Wilson

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Bryan Chernick
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Bothell, WA, USA
Registered: Mar 2010

 - posted November 05, 2017 06:41 PM      Profile for Bryan Chernick   Email Bryan Chernick   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have several different kinds including a few different Craig models but my favorite are Bolex. They are good for both 8mm and 16mm up to 800 foot reels. The larger Craig models that are made for 8mm and 16mm have a tension control similar to what the Bolex rewinds have, this is a nice option to have. The smaller 8mm Craig Junior rewinds don’t have a tension control. Neumade Makes really nice rewinds but they are more for 16mm and 35mm. Most rewinds can be taken apart to clean and re-grease, I usually do that when I get a set.

Bolex Rewinds

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Graham Ritchie
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 - posted November 05, 2017 07:36 PM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Another rewinders you might want to think about is "Shinko" Electric Co Ltd, Tokyo, Japan. I bought a pair of those years ago and they simply clamp onto the bench, they will do both 8mm and 16mm and will take reels up to 2200ft on 16mm and at least 1200ft on Super8.

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