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Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« on: November 11, 2013, 09:10:10 AM »
As my S-Yard T.388 stated to sounds like a childs rattle, I decided to remove the shaft and deal with problem. Unfortunately whilst drilling out glue in the shaft tip the drill bit snapped off without
any means of rescue. Stupidly, I thought another drill bit might remove it and this snapped off as well. Absolutely no damage to shaft just two drill bits stuck up there. The only way to remove is to tip the shaft which, I do not want to do.

Cleaned out head and glued shaft back in. First hit in driving range rattle appeared again. So will have to dismantle again (see Dales, post).

My question is, Will the drill bits stuck in shaft be detrimental or will it be the equivalent to tip weights?



   
 

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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2013, 09:26:26 AM »
I don't think it'll hurt anything.  I guess it might act as a plug when putting the shaft back in the hosel and not let the air back up the shaft? 
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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #2 on: November 11, 2013, 10:05:19 AM »
I don't think it'll hurt anything.  I guess it might act as a plug when putting the shaft back in the hosel and not let the air back up the shaft?

I was very miserly with the epoxy, waiting for the head to come off each time, I hit it.

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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2013, 10:07:25 AM »
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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2013, 11:27:50 AM »
I only thought things like this happened as UST Ft Worth build facility  :-X
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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #5 on: November 11, 2013, 08:32:56 PM »
Ok try this....go to your local Home Depot or hardware store and buy a 1/8"
steel ramrod, they usually come at 48".  Once back at home and ready to tackle this beast, insert the rod into the small hole at the butt end of the grip and slowly slide it down until it touches the old epoxy/broken drill bit. Next use a heat gun or a hair dryer and slowly warm the tip area of the shaft.  Estimate how far the old epoxy and broken bits might be and heat up that area. Don't go crazy hot on the clear coat of the shaft but enough to be very warm to the touch.
Next, slowly start tapping/hitting the steel rod that's protruding out the butt end of the grip on something sturdy. I usually do this in the garage. I just turn it on the butt end of grip and start dropping it on the concrete floor reheating if needed. Just can't be too firm because the 1/8" ramrod isn't the sturdiest but can get the job done.
I've had good results using this unorthodox McGuyver method. :)

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Re: Drill bit snapped off in shaft
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2013, 06:46:24 AM »
Thanks, off to Homebase, I will go.