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Offline Stanster

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Trimming graphite shafts.
« on: May 04, 2018, 07:44:24 »
Want to take a bit off a graphite shaft but haven't got a cutting wheel so can I use a hacksaw and would it need a special blade ?

If I cant do this and buy a shaft and adaptor what epoxy do you suggest ?

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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2018, 08:12:59 »
You need to be really careful or the graphite will splinter. If you wrap some electrical tape around and then cut through that I find it works on most of the time.

I use araldite rapid for epoxy.
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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2018, 08:56:43 »
Agreed Rob, either electrical or masking tape - cut 95% through from one side then rotate the shaft to cut the other 5% - helps reduce the splintering.
Don’t be alarmed if you end up with graphite splinters in your fingertips though - can’t seem them and they are a bitch!?

Araldite isnok too, but I do prefer to use club makers stuff, quick tip - if you can get black epoxy that will save on some white lines between ferrule / adapter /
Hosel.
Lastly / try to get hold of some ‘shafting beads’ which are small glass balls designed to sit in the epoxy and centres the shaft in the head or adapter.

If you are not in a rush drop me a line with your add and I’ll send you some, you only need a pinch but it makes a huge difference.
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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 09:09:10 »
Mr "useless at all things DIY " here.....yes, re. all of the above but having butt trimmed an expensive shaft recently and fitted a TM Adapter.......I'll openly admit to having made a right Roger Hunt of it. Yes, I used the old " masking tape and junior hacksaw " to butt trim the shaft....I cut it nice and squint.....yes, its under the grip, but I'm obsessive and know its not done right. Then had two goes at fitting the adapter....the first time it moved on the very first shot I played, so had to be re-done....yes, I used Araldite, the original stuff....phuck knows what I did wrong, but I remember big Gary and Scotty using glass beads.....didn't have any of them....so second time around, I fitted it nice and snug but there's a gap between the adapter and the ferrule.....in short an absolutely sh1t job and one I wish I'd left to those far more capable than me.....once the big fella returns from Bethpage Black I'll need to ask him nicely to remedy the mess...... wouldnt be so bad if it was "just" a cheapo  shaft....but its a Hand crafted Hzrdus....:picard:

EDIT :- Obviously typed at the same time as Scotty was typing.... :spaz: :spaz:
« Last Edit: May 04, 2018, 09:11:14 by YOOFALLMAN »

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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2018, 09:42:50 »
I find that a "grit edge" blade works better than the standard hacksaw blade and would echo the "use masking tape around the cut and cut 90% through and then cut from the other side" tip. Round, rod saw blades like what you would use for tile cutting also work well.

The trouble with the normal "junior hacksaws" is that they are so low quality that the thin blade just does not sit straight....as you exert downward pressure it bends left or right and starts cutting at an angle. I prefer to use something a little more meaty like...

https://www.screwfix.com/p/stanley-hacksaw-24tpi-12-300mm/5083f
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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #5 on: May 04, 2018, 12:00:25 »
You should use a blade with more teeth to cut grphite/carbon something with 32tpi or a specialist carbon cutting blade
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« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2018, 12:16:59 »

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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2018, 12:25:18 »
other sites suggest something like this :

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Draper-13609-Tungsten-Carbide-Blade/dp/B0001K9PAU

That's a "rod saw" blade like I suggested.
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Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2018, 01:58:07 »
Mr "useless at all things DIY " here.....yes, re. all of the above but having butt trimmed an expensive shaft recently and fitted a TM Adapter.......I'll openly admit to having made a right Roger Hunt of it. Yes, I used the old " masking tape and junior hacksaw " to butt trim the shaft....I cut it nice and squint.....yes, its under the grip, but I'm obsessive and know its not done right. Then had two goes at fitting the adapter....the first time it moved on the very first shot I played, so had to be re-done....yes, I used Araldite, the original stuff....phuck knows what I did wrong, but I remember big Gary and Scotty using glass beads.....didn't have any of them....so second time around, I fitted it nice and snug but there's a gap between the adapter and the ferrule.....in short an absolutely sh1t job and one I wish I'd left to those far more capable than me.....once the big fella returns from Bethpage Black I'll need to ask him nicely to remedy the mess...... wouldnt be so bad if it was "just" a cheapo  shaft....but its a Hand crafted Hzrdus....:picard:

EDIT :- Obviously typed at the same time as Scotty was typing.... :spaz: :spaz:

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Re: Trimming graphite shafts.
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2018, 14:15:45 »
Cheers Gary. I'm out in Dubai with Mrs Gee right now  and don't get home till Thursday.....I'll drop you a message over the w/e and sort something out for one night next week. Be good to hear about your trip.
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