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This video includes a step-by-step guide and some some tips on how to safely and properly remove an adapter from a graphite golf shaft, along with the tools required. Leave your requests for more “how-to” club building tutorials in the comments below, or Tweet them @RDSBarath.

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Ryan Barath is a club fitter and master club builder who has more than 15 years experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour professionals. He studied business and marketing at the Mohawk College in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf located in Toronto. He now works independently from his home shop in Hamilton and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers, including True Temper. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, from course architecture to physics, and share his passion for club building, and wedge grinding.

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  1. alanp

    Nov 17, 2017 at 7:24 am

    yes i too was hoping that this was going to be gear for the diy’er. this video is preaching to the choir, ie if you have those tools, you know how to pull a shaft. want to make the “series” interesting? teach us guys at home how to do this with common tools. anyway thanks for posting the vid

  2. Shawn K

    Nov 16, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    Very easily done with a $400 shaft extractor. Lets see him do it with my $39 shaft extractor….not pretty but effective.

  3. Ross

    Nov 16, 2017 at 10:21 am

    Just remember to get the consent form signed before you try and pull the shaft or you’l lbe forced to apologize in 20 years!

  4. Darryl

    Nov 16, 2017 at 8:02 am

    OEM shafts don’t come off with so little heat in my experience.

    I use the “instant” epoxy (5 min set time) and you get nice smooth and easy pulls like that. What’s your opinion on the “weaker” epoxy option over the 24hr stuff Ryan? I just find it easier for building as you don’t have to be super careful with shaft orientation as it sets quick and avoids the overnight creep I sometimes see with 24hr epoxy.

    • Skip

      Nov 16, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      It does with a tip/adapter since they’re usually made of aluminum. the heat is conducted very quickly and the epoxy breaks down very quickly.

  5. CB

    Nov 15, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    I pull it with my teeth.
    You knew that comment was coming

  6. J1987F

    Nov 15, 2017 at 4:45 am

    Some of the ferrules on my irons have moved away from the hosel. Would you recommend this method, using a micro butane torch, to gently heat up the ferrules and move them back into the correct position?

    • Ryan B

      Nov 15, 2017 at 10:34 am

      for getting ferrules to move a torch will be too much. best bet is to just use a hair dryer

  7. chinchbugs

    Nov 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm

    Any suggestions if you don’t have a shaft puller?

    • Ryan B

      Nov 14, 2017 at 10:36 pm

      You can pull steel shafts without a puller but if the goal is to re-use the graphite shafts then you really need a decent shaft puller. There are value models that do a pretty good job its just clamping and setup takes a bit longer.

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