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Devil Dancer 06-18-2010 12:18 PM

What kind of glue do 2 piece blades use?
Those of you who use two-piece sticks are familiar with the glue that comes on the part of the blade you insert into the shaft. Is there anywhere I can get more of that stuff? Some blades don't come with enough, and some blades are too thin and rock around in the shaft.


Skraut 06-18-2010 12:39 PM


I just happened to bump that thread and saw your answer there :)

I just use that regular hot glue I picked up at home depot. 30 sticks for like $4, and that should last me, forever.

Jarick 06-18-2010 12:41 PM

Regular hot glue sticks work fine...get a $5 gun and some extra sticks and you'll be set for life.

The glue shouldn't hold the blade in the shaft...pressure should. You heat the shaft to expand it, then insert the blade, then as the shaft cools down it contracts around the blade, locking it in. If a blade is too loose, add a strip or two of tape. The glue is just there to kind of reinforce the joint.

From my blog:

Installing Blades

Putting a new blade into a shaft is simple with the right tools, although there are a few things to keep in mind. First, make sure both are the right size, senior or junior, standard or tapered. Use the heat gun to heat up the shaft, holding it a few inches away, aimed a couple inches from the end, and rotating it slowly. It only needs to be heated for about 10-20 seconds; too much heat can cause the finish to bubble and damage the shaft, which may lead to premature breakage. Once the shaft is heated, insert the blade. New blades often have some glue that can be melted with a heat gun. With used blades, I slide them in 3/4 of the way, then apply a couple lines of hot glue on each side of the tenon, and slide it in the rest of the way. This prevents glue from rattling around inside the shaft (annoying!) and the blade from coming loose.

After the stick has cooled for about 10 minutes, test the fit to see if the blade is too loose. Grab the blade in one hand and the shaft in the other and wiggle. If there is any movement or cracking noise, you should heat the shaft again and remove the blade. Try adding a layer of hockey tape to one of the sides of the tenon (length-wise), which will take up some slack. If it's still loose, add another layer of tape. Anything more than two layers indicates a poor fit and you should use a different blade.

If everything fits properly, remove the excess glue by hand and you're all set.

Devil Dancer 06-18-2010 01:40 PM

Excellent responses, thank you very much. What would I do without HF?

Jarick 06-18-2010 02:04 PM


Hrad 06-18-2010 05:21 PM


Originally Posted by Jarick (Post 26352580)

Well that is solution number two for this problem...

budster 06-18-2010 07:28 PM

Regular hot glue is fine although the stuff that comes on the blade is heavy duty. Also, your blades that are too thin might be a result of JR blades on a SR shaft.

Hockeyfan68 06-20-2010 02:56 AM


Originally Posted by budster (Post 26356905)
Regular hot glue is fine although the stuff that comes on the blade is heavy duty. Also, your blades that are too thin might be a result of JR blades on a SR shaft.

I hate the glue that comes with blades. It is made to heat up easily and doesn't last for crap.

I buy regular hot glue sticks at Home Depot or even the crafts section at Walmart has some good stuff for cheaps.

Paul4587 05-09-2012 12:03 AM

Sorry for bumping an old thread but I need some advice relating to what glue to use on my blade.

I'm having some issues with a used blade that I've just reinserted into a shaft. After waiting for the stick to cool after I inserted the blade, the fit appears to be perfect, I tested the stick out by puckhandling a ball around and there were no issues with looseness. As soon as I got to the rink though the glue I used (from a regular hot glue gun) started to crack because of the much lower temperature and the blade was noticably loose when I handle the puck. It got so loose that I was able to pull out the blade without heating the stick up.

The fit shouldn't be an issue as I've had the exact same blade in the shaft before, I thought the glue I'm using would be fine but apparently not.

hyster110 05-09-2012 12:30 AM

put a piece of tape around the blade?

GLG 05-09-2012 07:59 AM


Originally Posted by hyster110 (Post 49477357)
put a piece of tape around the blade?

He means put a piece of tape around the TENON. What I do is put a thin layer glue directly on the tenon then a piece of hockey tape on top of the glue and finally another thin layer of glue on the tape and insert into the shaft. Works like a charm ;-)

Jarick 05-09-2012 08:59 AM

Actually the tenon ;)

Blade = the part that touches the ice
Hosel = the part above the blade
Tenon = the slimmer "tab" that fits into the shaft

I actually haven't used glue in a couple years, just tape, and let the expanding/contracting of the shaft hold the blade in place. Most tapered blades need at least one strip of tape on one side of the tenon. Sometimes a strip around both sides. Rarely does it need strips on the narrow side of the tenon. I add enough tape that it won't fit when the shaft is cool, but heat it up and it will usually go in with just a bit of force. When it cools, if it doesn't wiggle or move at all, it will never be a problem. And no glue cracking or rattling.

Paul4587 05-09-2012 04:19 PM

Thanks for the replies, I'll try putting tape on it and see how it goes.

RoyalGremlin 05-09-2012 05:58 PM

I buy hot glue sticks and leave them on the stove coils while I turn it on max and dabble the blade on it, works like a charm.

Datstromberg 05-09-2012 06:15 PM


really, it works.

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