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How to clean a rod?

How to clean a rod

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Flat bullet of a rod set The flat bullet is designed to clean out the end of a rod if dirt and debris have built up there. You will find one of these attachments in each rod set, usually described as a thread cleaning flat bullet. If used regularly it will prolong the life of the rod set.
The end of a rod showing debris gathered there Over time, the female thread of a rod can become blocked with debris and dust that has collected inside it. This means that the rod will not be able to be fully mated, or screwed together, with the male thread of another rod. So, the rods won’t be fully connected together when in use and may come apart or break.
Flat bullet attachment of a rod set showing the cross in the thread The flat bullet has a cross drilled into the thread.
Flat bullet attachment of a rod set about to be used to clean out a rod end By repeatedly screwing the flat bullet into the female thread of a rod, and then taking it back out, any debris collects in the voids created by the cross in the thread of the flat bullet.
A flat bullet of a rod set and the debris it has cleared from the end of a rod Simply tap the rod onto a solid surface and the debris that has become dislodged will fall out of the end of the rod. Once this debris has been dislodged by the flat bullet attachment, the rod can be used as normal.