Quote Originally Posted by henry finley View Post
This is one of those times you're over-thinking a non existent problem. If you have a box full of reels, then use the ones that have no fastener of any kind. Every reel I've ever used that had a fastener was the reel that was a btch to thread, and the most likely to buckle the film and cause totally undeveloped and unfixed areas that ruined the roll.
Agree. I always had trouble with hooks and clips - seemed the film was always off-center so it buckled. I have a couple of reels with clips, but just stick the end of the film into the center of the reel and wind it on. No problems.