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One of the biggest pains for any club builder is trying to remove a stuck tip weight from the inside of a hosel. A common practice is to use drill bits to slowly work away at the inside of the weight until the bit catches and you can pull out the weight. My solution works a bit differently.

With a homemade tool, I work around the stuck weight to pull it out quickly using friction and heat. Watch the video to see how I do it.

 

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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. Bob Sailer

    Jan 31, 2018 at 12:58 pm

    I’ve cut notches in the shaft piece as well to help it cut through some of the dried epoxy surrounding the tip weight inside the hosel. At least is will help loosen the tip weight where you can then grab and twist with small needle nose pliers.

  2. Karlton Uhm

    Jan 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Do you have any hacks to straighten stand bag legs? I have a new bag where the leg is bent at the top of the bag… Thanks.

  3. Rich

    Jan 30, 2018 at 6:54 pm

    Great! simple idea, I like it..

    How about showing how to make a cheap shaft puller?

  4. Bill Brasky

    Jan 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Heating the hosel with a propane torch and tapping the weight out has always been what I do. This is pretty creative though, I will give you that!

    • peter collins

      Jan 31, 2018 at 1:14 pm

      Me to Bill, but i will now give this a try too.

    • Ryan Barath

      Feb 3, 2018 at 12:10 pm

      Thanks Bill,

      That method certainly works well too but I have seen people hit the head to hard on a table trying to get a weight out and cause the top of the hosel to start denting and deform.
      Obviously that takes a lot of force on a mental bench or plate but it does happen. I’m glad you found this tip useful!

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