Enlarge Hosel or Sand Shaft?

MysteryVMysteryV Members Posts: 337 ✭✭
Figured I'd start a thread for my next build question. Have some CB-1008s heads I'm trying to fit onto some CT-115 shafts. I've reamed the heads by hand using the Golf Works .355 reamer, and followed up with a wire brush, but they're still TIGHT. So tight, in fact, that while dry fitting, I managed to get a head so stuck that I had to take it into Golf Mart to have them use the hydraulic puller (many thanks to folks in the other thread who pointed me in that direction).



Seems the hosel diameters after reaming are ~.36 - .363

The shaft tips @ 1.14" (the hosel depth) measure ~.363 - .370 (Oban CT-115s)



Should I hand sand the shaft tips (no belt sander) or try to take off a bit more with the .355 reamer / a wire brush bit / sandpaper mandrel bit?
Driver: Ping G400 Max w/ Tensei PO
3 Wood: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
Putter: Scotty Newport 2 - AOP Oval Track

Comments

  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,236 ClubWRX
    These are steel shafts. DO NOT GRIND THEM DOWN TO FIT. Unless you want to throw away your money.
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  • SocratesSocrates How can it be so *&#% hard to make a shoulder turn? WinnipegClubWRX Posts: 9,236 ClubWRX
    You sand the tips as per normal prep. If they don't fit, you should enlarge the hosel a little, but I still believe you have not reamed the hosels down to the bottom.
    Ping G400 9º TFC 419 Stiff at 45"
    Cobra F8 5-6 Fwy at 18.5° Stiff
    Ping i20 3 Hyb 707H Stiff
    X2 Hot 4_-PW Recoil 660 F3 +1/2"
    Ping Forged 52°, ES 56º and ES 60º
    Ping Sigma2 Valor at 34.5"
    MCC Align Midsize
    Moving to the bench:
    Jazz Bear Cat 3 wd Aerotech Stiff
    Vokey SM2 52º cc
    Scotty X7M Dual 38"
  • sdandreasdandrea Steve Members Posts: 2,353 ✭✭
    Remove a little more material from the hosel. If they feel a little loose afterwards, use glass beads in your epoxy mix (if you don't already).
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  • BigarchBigarch Members Posts: 495 ✭✭
    Agrees with above. Other than what comes off during your normal shaft prep, I would never take any more material off of the shaft.
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  • NessismNessism To measure is to know... Members Posts: 18,361 ✭✭
    It's fine to sand/grind the tips to the point of removing the chrome, but don't go farther. It's a little hard to tell when you have gone through the chrome but look for the yellowish nickel layer followed by a dullish silver coloring of the steel. Ping shafts such as CFS don't have chrome on the tips at all, and epoxy sticks better to raw steel than chrome anyway so nothing wrong with this approach.
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  • MysteryVMysteryV Members Posts: 337 ✭✭
    I think the answer was hiding in the first few minutes of the movie "Old Scool" when the cab driver tells Luke Wilson "I'd suggest you stop being such a P-word".



    After measuring every head and shaft, I realized that since we were only talking about a few thousandths, I could probably just wire brush the hosels and get there. Didn't take much, and there's no slop whatsoever in any of them. Almost makes me worry that there won't be any room for epoxy (or that I'll get another head stuck while trying to put on the ferrules.
    Driver: Ping G400 Max w/ Tensei PO
    3 Wood: Epic 3+ w/ GD AD-DI
    Irons: Miura CB-1008 w/ Oban CT-115
    Wedges: Miura Y Grind 51, Miura K Grind 56,60 w/ Modus Wedge
    Putter: Scotty Newport 2 - AOP Oval Track
  • platgofplatgof platgof ClubWRX Posts: 1,439 ClubWRX
    The shafts are the cheapest to replace. Sand the shafts a little at a time and keep checking.
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