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BASIC CLUBMAKING DEMOS


Basic Club Assembly
Installing Ferrules
Shaft Removal
Through-bore Reshafting
Regripping or Gripping Clubs

SHAFT REMOVAL:
A. Graphite Shaft from Iron Head
   
1. Remove any ferrule (see below) as necessary. Secure the club in a shaft extractor by inserting the shaft in the rubber vise clamp and dialing the clamp down tightly. Determine the correct size slot on the hosel collar and slide it over the shaft against the hosel as shown.   2. Attach the socket to the tool and apply pressure by rotating the bolt out. Meanwhile, use a propane torch or the Electric Heat Gun (#8405) to apply heat over all sides of the full length of the hosel. For thru-bore heads, concentrate more heat toward the heel of the club.   3. Continue applying heat and pressure with the pulling bolt until the epoxy bond is broken (Heat Gun may require 3 or more minutes; a torch works faster). As soon as the epoxy bond is broken, the ratchet pressure will pull the head loose. Remove heat immediately. Clean residue from inside the hosel before reshafting.
B. Graphite Shaft from Metal Wood Head
   
1. Remove any ferrule as described below. Secure the club in a vise with a protective clamp with the top of the hosel about 1/4" from the edge of the vise. Place a protective hosel collar (#824620) against the hosel. You should allow just enough room for the jaws of the shaft pry bar (#8230) to fit between the collar and the vise.   2. Position the pry bar so as to apply gradual outward pressure on the hosel. Use a propane torch or Electric Heat Gun to apply heat to all sides of the hosel. Leverage provided by the bar will push the head loose from the shaft as soon as the epoxy bond breaks (usually within 15-30 seconds for propane; the Heat Gun could take 3 minutes or more).   3. Once the epoxy bond is broken, use the shaft puller as a pry bar to push the head off the shaft. Note: never twist a graphite shaft to remove it as the shaft may fracture. After the clubhead has cooled, remove any residue epoxy from inside the hosel; a Flex Hone Tool is recommended.
C. Steel Shaft from Iron Head
   
1. Secure the club in a vise with an aluminum shaft clamp or rubber vise clamp (#913). Remove any ferrule with a knife, cutting away from yourself from the top of the ferrule toward the hosel. Note: If the shaft is graphite, be sure to cut along the shaft and avoid cutting into the graphite fibers.   2. Use a propane torch to apply heat to all sides of the iron hosel for approximately 15-30 seconds. When the epoxy bond is broken (usually signaled by a small puff of smoke from the epoxy) the head is ready to be twisted off the shaft.   3. Wearing heavy, heat-resistant gloves, pull the head away from the shaft with a gentle twisting motion. After the clubhead has cooled, remove any residual epoxy from inside the hosel; a Flex Hone Tool is recommended.