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01-09-2013, 09:59 AM
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Help Removing an old blade from aluminum shaft

Long story short, I picked up an old silver easton aluminum shaft from a garage sale for 5 bucks!

the problem is no matter how many times i heated it up i cannot get the blade or the butt end out (im a righy and it has a left handed blade)

im sure that blades been on the stick for the better part of 20 years, but there must be a way

can anyone tell me how i may achive this?

thanks

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Time, patience and a liberal amount of even heat from a heat gun.

Try clamping down the blade and pulling out on the shaft

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You'll need 2 horses, 2 heavy duty chains, a jar of vasoline, 3 rubberbands, a 10 gallon hat and banana....


Or you could just go with Aireayes methods.

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Yeah they get stick in there pretty good. Just have to keep heating and pulling, heating and pulling. Try wiggling a bit as well. The heat not only melts the glue but expands the shaft too so just keep at it. A clamp like suggested above is the best way for the pulling because most people wouldn't have the arm strength to do this by hand alone.

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Sometimes when a blade is stuck for me I need to use a bench vise to clamp the blade, heat it for 30 to 45 seconds, and then pull.

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thanks everyone, ill give it a shot this weekend at my friends house because he has all the goods i need to get this done

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About a month ago I found my old Easton aluminum shaft with an old blade in it. Not sure if this was the wisest thing to do, but I put the blade part of the shaft over a burner on our gas stove. Worked pretty well, and used the same method to insert a new blade.

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Long story short, I picked up an old silver easton aluminum shaft from a garage sale for 5 bucks!

the problem is no matter how many times i heated it up i cannot get the blade or the butt end out (im a righy and it has a left handed blade)

im sure that blades been on the stick for the better part of 20 years, but there must be a way

can anyone tell me how i may achive this?

thanks
I usually heat and pull, sometimes with old blade in a vice or vicegrips

Something that worked for me a few years back.

If you can't do it any other way:

Drill out the butt, then slide a steel bar(large as will fit.slide) in that end and hammer the other end out .

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