Wood/Metal Reels
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Wood/metal reels are specifically designed for large or small quantities of in-process work. Wood/metal reels have the advantage of being made with the time-tested strength and smooth surface of hardwood plywood. For fine wire, we offer reelply, which is hardwood plywood laminated with a facing of super-smooth hardboard. Arbor holes may be either metal lined with steel tubes or steel reinforced. Lug holes can also be steel reinforced.

Flange Materials

Hardwood Plywood

• Maple, beech and birch veneers offer quality and strength
• Thickness: 3/4"; up to 1 3/4"
• Diameter: up to 60"


• Hardwood plywood core with smooth hardboard laminated to the outer faces
• Thickness: 3/4"; up to 1 3/4"
• Diameter: up to 60"

Barrel Materials

Galvannealed Steel

Our highest quality barrel is cut from galvannealed sheet steel and then rolled and welded at our plant. This barrel offers excellent durability, high weight capacity and smoothness.
• Diameters: 8" and larger and traverse lengths to 36"


Wood staves in barrel diameters of 10" to 36" and cut to desired width. Best suited for heavy loads and outdoor applications.

PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride)

Available for special applications such as high-winding tension, in-process uses, and where super smooth barrel surface is critical


Barrels are targeted for use where moisture may be a concern. Our plywood mill offers a three ply construction with
staple-stitched seams.
• Sizes: Cut to your required traverse and diameter
• Thickness: 3/16", 1/4", 5/16"

Paper Tubes

Spiral wound from high-grade paper and glues, these are intended for use where moisture is not a concern;
best buy for quality and minimal shrinkage for the lower weight ranges.
• Thicknesses: Tailored to suit your weight load.
• Sizes: Regularly available in 1" increments ranging from 4" to 14" diameters; however, we can accommodate most special needs.


Arbor, lug, start and/or lifting holes can be reinforced with steel.


Available in 5/16" and 3/8" diameters, depending on application.
Flat or cup