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How To: Re-Shaft Your Clubs

Experiment with the Latest Shaft Technology

Re-shafting is an inexpensive way to try out many of the latest shaft advancements and learn which fit you best. Using the Shaft Playability Factor as a guide, choose a shaft from our large selection, and then follow the simple steps below to re-shaft your club. You'll be amazed at what the right shaft can do to improve your game!

Step 1 - Fore Steel

To remove a steel shaft from a metal wood or iron, place the shaft in a Super Lock Tight Shaft Holder. Tighten the STSL in a vise. If there is a plastic ferrule in place, wrap a wet paper towel around it to prevent burning. While wearing protective leather gloves, aim the flame of a torch at the hosel. After heating the hosel for about 30 seconds, grasp the head with your gloved hand and twist. If the head does not loosen, repeat heating in 15 second increments until it can be removed. Note: Some older heads are pinned in place. If in doubt, contact us for advice.

Step 1 - Fore Graphite

To remove a graphite shaft from a metal wood or iron head, place the shaft in a Graphite Shaft Extractor following the instructions that came with the tool. Heat the hosel with a Heat Gun while wearing a pair of leather gloves. Slowly turn the Extractor's threaded bolt with the Box Wrench. If the head does not loosen, reapply heat to the hosel. The combination of the Heat Gun and Extractor work amazingly well.

Note: DO NOT TWIST clubhead when removing graphite shafts!

Steps Steps 2 through 5 apply to both Graphite and Steel Shafts:

Step 2

Measure the shaft tip with a Shaft Identification Gauge. Most iron shafts have a .370" tip and most wood shafts have a .335" tip. Select a shaft using the Shaft Playability Factor and a tip size that matches the shaft you extracted. Follow the tip trimming instructions to trim the tip end of your new shaft.

Step 3

After the tip has been trimmed, abrade or roughen the shaft tip. If a ferrule is to be installed, slide the ferrule up the shaft, and then mix the epoxy. Dip the tip of the shaft into the mixed epoxy, making sure that a small glob of epoxy remains on the tip. Insert the shaft into the club head's hosel. Rotate the shaft while sliding it in and out of the hosel, evenly coating the shaft and hosel with epoxy.

Step 4

Align the shaft graphics (if any) the way you want them by rotating the shaft. Then, tap the butt end of the shaft on the floor to seat the tip against the bottom of the hosel bore. Recheck alignment of graphics. Wipe any excess epoxy with a clean paper towel. The club should be set aside until the epoxy has cured.

Step 5

Position the club in the normal playing position. Slide a 48?? Ruler behind the club as shown. Use a felt tip pen to mark the shaft 1/8" below the desired playing length.

Note: The grip cap will extend the club's length by 1/8". Go to Step 5 on our Golf Club Assembly Tutorial for shaft cutting instructions. See Page 131, Steps 4 and 5, for gripping instructions.

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