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#31 Z1ggy16

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:46 AM

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 08:55 AM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 08:42 AM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 08:40 AM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 12 February 2018 - 09:25 PM, said:

You don't need slot of space. My work area is a tiny 8x8 room and my work bench is a couple old cabinets with an old countertop sitting on them. My vise is even a small portable one that clamps onto the countertop.
I put the linkt o mine in the OP and also right above. Mine is vacuum seal style... is yours a C clamp type? Are you able to use with a shaft puller?
Yes mine is a c clamp style and smaller than yours. As long as the jaws of the vise open wide enough you should be fine. The one i have opens 3 inches i believe.this is similar to what i have.
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ow heavy is your shaft puller? I just worry the vacuum one won't be strong enough to hold up anything more than 5-10lb. The vice head is on a rotating bearing of some kind that you need to screw down in order to keep it in place...sometimes it comes loose when I'm really pressing a grip on that is being stubborn.
Basically what I am saying is all you need to do with the style puller I have is clamp down tight enough to keep the shaft from sliding inside the rubber clamp.
That photo you posted above with the shaft puller... link to that device? Sounds perfect for my set up. The large heavy duty one above may be superior, but I doubt that big sturdy hunk of metal will work well with my smaller vacuum pressure style of vice.

Edited by Z1ggy16, 13 February 2018 - 11:21 AM.

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#32 blackngold_blood

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:10 AM

Here you go. https://www.golfwork...ctor/p/UCMVGSR/
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:24 AM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 12 February 2018 - 09:03 PM, said:

I think my main downfall is i don't have a legit work bench or work area. 800 sqft condo with no real working space kind of stinks.

I use a bench in the garage but also an old heavy study desk, which we were going to junk some years ago.  I saved it and put it in the spare room for mounting a 6" vice and a reloading device for the ammo.
Having the vice mounted on a stationary position is much easier to work with than using a work bench.

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#34 Z1ggy16

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 11:56 AM

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

Thank you very much.


I notice a lot of re-shaft tutorials (for irons) talk about using a belt sander to dechrome the shafts... Any work arounds for this? For new graphite, seems a box cutter or simple razor is enough to remove paint, but this is obviously different.

Also, is this product below adequate to cut wedge shafts?
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/STC/
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:30 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 11:56 AM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

Thank you very much.


I notice a lot of re-shaft tutorials (for irons) talk about using a belt sander to dechrome the shafts... Any work arounds for this? For new graphite, seems a box cutter or simple razor is enough to remove paint, but this is obviously different.

Also, is this product below adequate to cut wedge shafts?
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/STC/
I use open mesh sand cloth for both graphite and steel shafts. I find it works better than sand paper plus I work for a hvac/plumbing company so it is readily available. As for the pipe cutter, it is safe for any steel shafts but for graphite I would use tape and a cutting wheel. It is always better to be safe then sorry.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 01:42 PM

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 11:56 AM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

Thank you very much.


I notice a lot of re-shaft tutorials (for irons) talk about using a belt sander to dechrome the shafts... Any work arounds for this? For new graphite, seems a box cutter or simple razor is enough to remove paint, but this is obviously different.

Also, is this product below adequate to cut wedge shafts?
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/STC/
I use open mesh sand cloth for both graphite and steel shafts. I find it works better than sand paper plus I work for a hvac/plumbing company so it is readily available. As for the pipe cutter, it is safe for any steel shafts but for graphite I would use tape and a cutting wheel. It is always better to be safe then sorry.
Okay, noted, thanks.Do you work it by hand or are you using a tool when prepping the tips using the sand cloth? What grit? 180 seems to be common.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:21 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 01:42 PM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 01:30 PM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 11:56 AM, said:

View Postblackngold_blood, on 13 February 2018 - 11:10 AM, said:

Thank you very much.


I notice a lot of re-shaft tutorials (for irons) talk about using a belt sander to dechrome the shafts... Any work arounds for this? For new graphite, seems a box cutter or simple razor is enough to remove paint, but this is obviously different.

Also, is this product below adequate to cut wedge shafts?
https://www.golfwork...t-cutter/p/STC/
I use open mesh sand cloth for both graphite and steel shafts. I find it works better than sand paper plus I work for a hvac/plumbing company so it is readily available. As for the pipe cutter, it is safe for any steel shafts but for graphite I would use tape and a cutting wheel. It is always better to be safe then sorry.
Okay, noted, thanks.Do you work it by hand or are you using a tool when prepping the tips using the sand cloth? What grit? 180 seems to be common.

I used 120 grit and always by hand. It may take an extra couple mins to do it by hand but there is less risk of getting into the graphite. Here is a pic of what I use. IMG_1518549672.364374.jpg
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Wedges: Taylormade xft 52* & 58* shafts TBD
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:44 PM

Thanks again, huge help.

I think I will let my local guy do my 3 gamer wedges, but I have an old Taylormade RAC laying around that I'm going to try a pull on. Simply going to pull the head, and then put the same shaft right back in. If I can do it correctly and take some swings with a ball and it's all good... I'll feel confident enough to work my own clubs.

Going to try the heat gun first using my current vice and see if I can wiggle the head off while using an oven mit. Trying to keep costs down here if possible..

How do I know what ferrule to get? Golfworks has a ton of different sizes and shapes.
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Posted 13 February 2018 - 02:57 PM

Buy this Mitchell puller. It's just over $200 but totally worth it.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:15 PM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

Thanks again, huge help.

I think I will let my local guy do my 3 gamer wedges, but I have an old Taylormade RAC laying around that I'm going to try a pull on. Simply going to pull the head, and then put the same shaft right back in. If I can do it correctly and take some swings with a ball and it's all good... I'll feel confident enough to work my own clubs.

Going to try the heat gun first using my current vice and see if I can wiggle the head off while using an oven mit. Trying to keep costs down here if possible..

How do I know what ferrule to get? Golfworks has a ton of different sizes and shapes.

I think you said you already have a torch?  If so, don't even waste your time with a heat gun.  It may get "as hot" as a torch eventually, but you want concentrated heat in specific area as fast as possible.  When you move on to graphite, you want concentrated heat only on the hosel, and get to the temp where the epoxy bond breaks ASAP so unwanted heat doesn't spread to the shaft.

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Posted 13 February 2018 - 10:40 PM

http://www.golfworks...nd-info/a/1652/

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 06:45 AM

Thanks fellas.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 08:02 AM

FYI, If I had to do it again, I would not get a puller that goes in a vice.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:16 AM

View PostJStang, on 14 February 2018 - 08:02 AM, said:

FYI, If I had to do it again, I would not get a puller that goes in a vice.
Explain?

I don't really have a choice at this point, but I may just stick to steel until I can get a legit work bench set up where I could hard bolt a puller down.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 09:25 AM

Maybe with a larger vice it would work better but the bottom of the puller hits the shaft of the vice. I have to move it to the right or left in order for it to sit properly. If I move it to the left, it limits the access to the part that needs to be turned in order to pull the adapter. If I move it to the right the tip is too close to the vice. I could see it working perfectly with a larger vice.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:04 AM

I was laid up over the summer with a broken foot that made it a pain to get up and down stairs but I wanted to do some tinkering to fend off the boredom.

I was able to do everything I wanted to with a fairly heavy folding table (the brown ones with the wood grain laminate), a 3" pony clamp as mentioned above and the inexpensive puller from Golfworks as shown earlier. A tip for using that puller in a small vise is to turn it upside down. This is a setup that you can fold up, box up and get all your space back in a matter of minutes. I did a lot of club work over a few weeks and never felt wanting for a full shop. I used a jigsaw with a laminate blade for cutting graphite shafts.

I also used a 48" t-square as a club ruler and a scrap piece of 3/4" MDF as a work surface held on by the pony clamp. I wouldn't trust the suction vice.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:19 AM

View PostRobS14526, on 14 February 2018 - 11:04 AM, said:

I was laid up over the summer with a broken foot that made it a pain to get up and down stairs but I wanted to do some tinkering to fend off the boredom.

I was able to do everything I wanted to with a fairly heavy folding table (the brown ones with the wood grain laminate), a 3" pony clamp as mentioned above and the inexpensive puller from Golfworks as shown earlier. A tip for using that puller in a small vise is to turn it upside down. This is a setup that you can fold up, box up and get all your space back in a matter of minutes. I did a lot of club work over a few weeks and never felt wanting for a full shop. I used a jigsaw with a laminate blade for cutting graphite shafts.

I also used a 48" t-square as a club ruler and a scrap piece of 3/4" MDF as a work surface held on by the pony clamp. I wouldn't trust the suction vice.
Wow just one of those tables was sturdy enough? I remember these from like... my young school kid days. I have a heavy duty "beer pong" plastic table that I could maybe use a C clamp vise on. And yes, the vacuum style vice can't take much pressure on it in the direction that is horizontal.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:37 AM

May look in to buying this table top vice...

https://www.amazon.c...2&keywords=vice

Edited by Z1ggy16, 14 February 2018 - 11:38 AM.

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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:47 AM

View PostZ1ggy16, on 14 February 2018 - 11:37 AM, said:

May look in to buying this table top vice...

https://www.amazon.c...2&keywords=vice

That vise is slightly bigger than mine and should work no problem.
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Posted 14 February 2018 - 07:09 PM

What about this puller?

Price looks good


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Posted 14 February 2018 - 11:08 PM

View Postdmbrill719, on 12 February 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

Do you have a vice?

I bought this graphite shaft extractor a few months ago and have used it a few times with no issues:

https://www.golfwork...actor/p/MA2007/

Between this, a digital scale, digital calipers, the economy swing weight scale (also from golfworks) I was able to do a steel to graphite iron reshaft and graphite to graphite hybrid reshaft hitting all swing weight points I wanted to hit (within .25 sw points) and all grip dimensions I wanted to hit.

Dang that shaft extractor is pretty!  

Do you know where one could get a lie bender for an affordable amount ?

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 08:41 AM

View PostBB28403, on 14 February 2018 - 11:08 PM, said:

View Postdmbrill719, on 12 February 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

Do you have a vice?

I bought this graphite shaft extractor a few months ago and have used it a few times with no issues:

https://www.golfwork...actor/p/MA2007/

Between this, a digital scale, digital calipers, the economy swing weight scale (also from golfworks) I was able to do a steel to graphite iron reshaft and graphite to graphite hybrid reshaft hitting all swing weight points I wanted to hit (within .25 sw points) and all grip dimensions I wanted to hit.

Dang that shaft extractor is pretty!  

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:01 PM

Vice was my first purchase

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Posted 15 February 2018 - 07:29 PM

View Posthalliedog, on 13 February 2018 - 10:15 PM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

Thanks again, huge help.

I think I will let my local guy do my 3 gamer wedges, but I have an old Taylormade RAC laying around that I'm going to try a pull on. Simply going to pull the head, and then put the same shaft right back in. If I can do it correctly and take some swings with a ball and it's all good... I'll feel confident enough to work my own clubs.

Going to try the heat gun first using my current vice and see if I can wiggle the head off while using an oven mit. Trying to keep costs down here if possible..

How do I know what ferrule to get? Golfworks has a ton of different sizes and shapes.

I think you said you already have a torch?  If so, don't even waste your time with a heat gun.  It may get "as hot" as a torch eventually, but you want concentrated heat in specific area as fast as possible.  When you move on to graphite, you want concentrated heat only on the hosel, and get to the temp where the epoxy bond breaks ASAP so unwanted heat doesn't spread to the shaft.
I know a lot of guys have said this but if I may offer my 10 years of experience....
I have never used a torch, they aren't actually allowed at my workplace so I have always used a heat gun to remove both steel and graphite shafts. I have never had a problem removing shafts with the exception of a few PINGs and even they popped off within a few minutes.
A heat gun with adapter can and does concentrate heat to the required area. I always use a puller ( Mitchell ) and the direct force it applies to the head helps the heat gun do it's thing.  I have never damaged a shaft using this method.
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 02:22 AM

Instead of a bench, try to find a wooden coffee table at a local thrift shop/Goodwill.

I used to do my clubwork in my apartment, including shaft pulling.

You can get a C-clamp vice that's strong enough to hold a shaft puller.  Mine held the Golfsmith Professional puller with no problems.

I didn't have a real bench then.  Instead, I used a old wooden coffee table.  My vice clamped on and I was good to go.  Did all my shaft and gripping work on there.  The only thing that couldnt be done on tha set up wa high torque/leverage jobs like club bending.



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Posted 18 February 2018 - 04:05 AM

View Postdmbrill719, on 12 February 2018 - 03:13 PM, said:

Do you have a vice?

I bought this graphite shaft extractor a few months ago and have used it a few times with no issues:

https://www.golfwork...actor/p/MA2007/

Between this, a digital scale, digital calipers, the economy swing weight scale (also from golfworks) I was able to do a steel to graphite iron reshaft and graphite to graphite hybrid reshaft hitting all swing weight points I wanted to hit (within .25 sw points) and all grip dimensions I wanted to hit.

shaft extractor is very important for what you want to do OP. do not want to destroy any shafts in the process.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:22 AM

View PostTwohey, on 18 February 2018 - 02:22 AM, said:

Instead of a bench, try to find a wooden coffee table at a local thrift shop/Goodwill.

I used to do my clubwork in my apartment, including shaft pulling.

You can get a C-clamp vice that's strong enough to hold a shaft puller.  Mine held the Golfsmith Professional puller with no problems.

I didn't have a real bench then.  Instead, I used a old wooden coffee table.  My vice clamped on and I was good to go.  Did all my shaft and gripping work on there.  The only thing that couldnt be done on tha set up wa high torque/leverage jobs like club bending.
Thing is, I need something that folds up. Has to be put away after as garage is the only space I have for this... still very small area.

I kind of like the idea of a heavy folding table that I could take out when needed, then maybe lay some particle board or something on top of it.
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 01:38 PM

You'd think an engineering mind could figure out all the parts in a bending machine and just make one out of scrap metal.

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Posted 18 February 2018 - 09:39 PM

View Postnbg352, on 15 February 2018 - 07:29 PM, said:

View Posthalliedog, on 13 February 2018 - 10:15 PM, said:

View PostZ1ggy16, on 13 February 2018 - 02:44 PM, said:

Thanks again, huge help.

I think I will let my local guy do my 3 gamer wedges, but I have an old Taylormade RAC laying around that I'm going to try a pull on. Simply going to pull the head, and then put the same shaft right back in. If I can do it correctly and take some swings with a ball and it's all good... I'll feel confident enough to work my own clubs.

Going to try the heat gun first using my current vice and see if I can wiggle the head off while using an oven mit. Trying to keep costs down here if possible..

How do I know what ferrule to get? Golfworks has a ton of different sizes and shapes.

I think you said you already have a torch?  If so, don't even waste your time with a heat gun.  It may get "as hot" as a torch eventually, but you want concentrated heat in specific area as fast as possible.  When you move on to graphite, you want concentrated heat only on the hosel, and get to the temp where the epoxy bond breaks ASAP so unwanted heat doesn't spread to the shaft.
I know a lot of guys have said this but if I may offer my 10 years of experience....
I have never used a torch, they aren't actually allowed at my workplace so I have always used a heat gun to remove both steel and graphite shafts. I have never had a problem removing shafts with the exception of a few PINGs and even they popped off within a few minutes.
A heat gun with adapter can and does concentrate heat to the required area. I always use a puller ( Mitchell ) and the direct force it applies to the head helps the heat gun do it's thing.  I have never damaged a shaft using this method.

Use what works for you, to each their own!

I don't doubt a word you say, but was responding more to OP who has 0 experience, even less tools, and very little space to work with.  From all this, I was assuming he didn't have a Mitchell shaft puller, a high(er) end heat gun with a directional reducing adapter, or ANY experience pulling heads compared to your 10+ years.  Was just trying pass on what I've been "self taught" by pulling/assembling shafts over the last 30 years (not professionally though).  If you do your homework, you can get a lot done with minimal tools (torch/vice and shaft clamp/pipe cutter/accurate ruler/lead tape).  Sure, it's not going to be the best build, but can get you started on your way?
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Posted 18 February 2018 - 10:00 PM

I was in the same position as the op. Not much room either & sick of paying Roger Dunn to do club work. Here’s what I did

1. Get the folding black & decker work mate, I picked mine up in a garage sale $5 👌

2. Forget vice, get the quick release clamp from golfworks, $60 with 20% off
https://www.golfwork...clamp/p/GW0051/

3. Get the golfworks shaft puller. I opted for the one where you preload the spring. Great for graphite pull where you only need minimal heat before the spring pulls the shaft. Puller is only for graphite shafts, never had to use one for iron shafts (heat & twist off). About $200 with golfworks 20% off sale.
https://www.golfwork...actor/p/GW1009/

4. Butane torch $30, Lowe’s or home depot

5. 30” Belt sander from harbor freight $50 with coupon. Need 100 -120 grit belts for iron tip prep & linen/felt for ferrules. You will use this more than you think...

6. I mulled over this as I had a 48” ruler but there was a sale, now I love it. It folds too...
https://www.golfwork...ure-tool/p/TMR/


I source most of my equipments from golfworks but I always keep an eye on 20% off equipment & supplies. Do note, they will surcharge on some heavy items like puller but it’s worth it. Hope this helps

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