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I reuse grips all the time that have been installed with tape and solvent. I have a solvent injection grip remover from Golfworks that removes them good as new with no tape left inside.

Vise, rubber holder for the vise/shaft, cheap air compressor, some kind of solvent (you don’t have to get grip solvent- odorless mineral spirits work just as well and it’s cheaper,) small tray to catch excess solvent, grip tape.

 

It’s pretty easy actually and fun to do your own work. Check out Golfworks.com as they have everything you need. If you don’t want to buy from them it’s still a good resource for prices and you can save a little if you find a good eBay seller. Harbor Freight Tools is a good place for cheap compressors or other lower quality tools, which are good enough for club repairs.

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> @BiggErn said:

> You don’t need an air compressor

 

No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

 

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Lever action quick clamp (I prefer bench mounted vs. vise )Worth every penny

Tape machine. the single spool one is all you need ( use it once and you'll know why. Also worth every penny)

Reservoir to recycle solvent (bench mounted)

Large squirt bottle used for restaurant condiments (amazon)

Heat gun for stripping old tape

Hook blade knife

This is all you NEED to grip like a pro. If you want to add a compressor later (I've had one for 15+ years in my shop) or other goodies like a nest to roll tape on, you can add later.

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> @RSinSG said:

> > @BiggErn said:

> > You don’t need an air compressor

>

> No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

>

 

Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

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> @drumdude96 said:

> > @RSinSG said:

> > > @BiggErn said:

> > > You don’t need an air compressor

> >

> > No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

> >

>

> Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

 

Agree but one minor exception: a compressor is useful if a grip gets stuck halfway during install. That's the only reason I use air when installing grips.

Oh, and some Bramptons grip solvent in a pump bottle eliminates the need for a catch tray and the like. A few pumps of solvent inside the grip and then mist over the tape, then slide the grip on. Sometimes you get some dribbles out the grip hole but there is no big mess requiring a catch tray.

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I've been using one of these for nearly 20 years. It is a great and economical tool for the hobbyist clubmaker. I've probably installed 1000 grips with it, and it still works like a champ. It's also a great club length ruler.

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> @drumdude96 said:

> > @RSinSG said:

> > > @BiggErn said:

> > > You don’t need an air compressor

> >

> > No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

> >

>

> Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

 

I couldnt agree more. Tape and solvent is the way to put on grips. Not sure what the infatuation with blowing grips on and off is all about ? If im changing a grip it is because it needs it. All the blown on grips my friends have are tiny and crooked !

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> @indianalawnguy said:

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> Not sure what the infatuation with blowing grips on and off is all about ?

 

Not sure I'd call it an infatuation, just a different opinion.

 

I don't use it when doing anyone else's grips (unless they actually requested it) but I blow on my own grips all the time and it will work perfectly well for most am's. Yes, there are a few combinations of grips, shafts, size, and swings that can result in the possibility of slippage but they are rare. Most golfers couldn't tell the difference between a grip that's been blown on vs one installed with tape and solvent. For those, it's simply a matter of choice.

 

BUT the one case where it really is a superior method is when fitting someone. Especially fitting for the best grip model or size, the best playing length, or true counterbalancing. It even makes it easier to swing weight using powder and cork than trying to do it through the grip. And as a bonus, it's nice not having to worry about scratching graphite shafts when removing the old grips.

 

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Blowing on grips (considering you are playing a normal grip and not something out of the ordinary) has been the best way I've found to get it done and i've never had a slippage issue. My SS is 115-118 for reference. It really comes in handy if you switch up settings on an adjustable club and need to realign the grip. Plus you don't need to mess with solvent or a solvent pan for underneath ect..

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> @Zantor said:

> A dubious story.

 

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> @RSinSG said:

> > @BiggErn said:

> > You don’t need an air compressor

>

> No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

>

 

> @RSinSG said:

> > @BiggErn said:

> > You don’t need an air compressor

>

> No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

>

 

RSinSG is correct. They go on pretty easy and if they were blown on with air, if you ever wanted to remove them, you can do a set in about 2 minutes.

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Blowing on grips is superior in every way. If you're concerned at all about any slippage, a couple shots of cheap hairspray does the trick. You never need to take a knife to the grip to remove it (or use a grip tool to try to reuse a grip that's now full of adhesive from double-sided tape). It's more convenient and cheaper in the long run. You don't even need a compressor. Just buy an AC-powered tire inflator and replace the hose with a standard 1/4" air hose that can take an air pistol accessory.

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> @Noodler said:

> Blowing on grips is superior in every way. If you're concerned at all about any slippage, a couple shots of cheap hairspray does the trick. You never need to take a knife to the grip to remove it (or use a grip tool to try to reuse a grip that's now full of adhesive from double-sided tape). It's more convenient and cheaper in the long run. You don't even need a compressor. Just buy an AC-powered tire inflator and replace the hose with a standard 1/4" air hose that can take an air pistol accessory.

 

Not everyone wants to try a new grip every other week and only change grips when needed. When I take a grip off I plan on it going in the trash.

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you just have to develop your style that's all. For some, air is the way to go. It simple, straight forward and easy. For others, old school double sided and solvent is the way.

 

Personally I have tried everything and I am back to the double sided and solvent. The ease of air was great, but unfortunately I did have some grips shift on me. I used Golf Pride, Lamkin, well everything but Pure (had a bad experience with them once and their customer service was horrible that day. Did not stand behind anything so I haven't used them since).

 

That being said, for regular grips its the tape a solvent. For putter grips, I used painters tape. Because I change putter grips so often, I will use painters/masking tape instead of grip tape and use solvent (I use lighter fluid) and go about things the old fashion way with sliding the grip on. Now doing this is nice because when i want to change the grip (often) I hook it up to the air and it slides right off.

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> @BiggErn said:

> > @Noodler said:

> > Blowing on grips is superior in every way. If you're concerned at all about any slippage, a couple shots of cheap hairspray does the trick. You never need to take a knife to the grip to remove it (or use a grip tool to try to reuse a grip that's now full of adhesive from double-sided tape). It's more convenient and cheaper in the long run. You don't even need a compressor. Just buy an AC-powered tire inflator and replace the hose with a standard 1/4" air hose that can take an air pistol accessory.

>

> Not everyone wants to try a new grip every other week and only change grips when needed. When I take a grip off I plan on it going in the trash.

 

That's not the only reason to choose this method. Less cost (no double-sided tape) and no need for solvents are additional important benefits.

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I use air exclusively and have for the last 15 years for all the reasons mentioned above. It just doesn't work well with grips that have an alignment ridge, because installed grips will twist a bit. Beyond the tools already recommended, some sort of quick release clamp is real handy (https://www.golfworks.com/the-golfworks-quick-shaft-clamp/p/gw0051/).

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> @Noodler said:

> > @BiggErn said:

> > > @Noodler said:

> > > Blowing on grips is superior in every way. If you're concerned at all about any slippage, a couple shots of cheap hairspray does the trick. You never need to take a knife to the grip to remove it (or use a grip tool to try to reuse a grip that's now full of adhesive from double-sided tape). It's more convenient and cheaper in the long run. You don't even need a compressor. Just buy an AC-powered tire inflator and replace the hose with a standard 1/4" air hose that can take an air pistol accessory.

> >

> > Not everyone wants to try a new grip every other week and only change grips when needed. When I take a grip off I plan on it going in the trash.

>

> That's not the only reason to choose this method. Less cost (no double-sided tape) and no need for solvents are additional important benefits.

 

Cost? C’mon. A roll of tape cost less than $20 and will last at least 3 years if you regrip twice a year. A half gallon of solvent or less will last the same. The benefit of knowing a grip is on with 0% chance of moving is all that matters to me. Cost savings is a ridiculous argument and there’s all kinds of solvent if you’re some sort of extreme Eco conscious person. Most guys will capture excess solvent and reuse it.

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A local pro shop uses a compressor to remove grips but uses solvent to install. It looks like it works for them.

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> @BiggErn said:

> > @Noodler said:

> > Blowing on grips is superior in every way. If you're concerned at all about any slippage, a couple shots of cheap hairspray does the trick. You never need to take a knife to the grip to remove it (or use a grip tool to try to reuse a grip that's now full of adhesive from double-sided tape). It's more convenient and cheaper in the long run. You don't even need a compressor. Just buy an AC-powered tire inflator and replace the hose with a standard 1/4" air hose that can take an air pistol accessory.

>

> Not everyone wants to try a new grip every other week and only change grips when needed. When I take a grip off I plan on it going in the trash.

 

But that's not everybody. I do a lot of club work where people want to save grips and reuse them because they are changing shafts or alignment options on their woods. Happens all the time. Air is quicker and easier in every way for standard grips. With that said I do use solvent for putter grips because some just don't do well with air.

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> @drumdude96 said:

> > @RSinSG said:

> > > @BiggErn said:

> > > You don’t need an air compressor

> >

> > No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

> >

>

> Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

 

This comment is so incorrect it is painful to read. Why not provide some helpful information for people getting into the hobby?

Golfers on tour aren't worried about saving resources or money. Yes solvent and tape is "more secure" but that's like gluing tape down on a surface because it's more secure. You just don't need it.

 

For MANY people who spend $10-20/ grip, an air compressor can pay for itself with one iron set. My leather grips will last many seasons...should i cut the grip off and spend $29 per grip to replace it, or simply blow it off an reuse it?

C'mon man. Try using a grip that has been blow on correctly and see if you can get it to slip.

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> @drumdude96 said:

> > @RSinSG said:

> > > @BiggErn said:

> > > You don’t need an air compressor

> >

> > No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

> >

>

> Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

 

Wrong. Spoke to Scott Garrison who's a master builder on the pga tour and he uses solvent and air for grips for players.

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> @5hort5tuff said:

> > @drumdude96 said:

> > > @RSinSG said:

> > > > @BiggErn said:

> > > > You don’t need an air compressor

> > >

> > > No you don’t, but it makes the job a lot easier. When you can get a cheap one for around $50 why wouldn’t you if you’re going to be doing this as a hobby?

> > >

> >

> > Name one guy on tour who uses blown-on grips. Tape and solvent is the best and most secure way to install grips, hands down. Yes, an air compressor is a very handy tool to have in a club repair shop, but it shouldn't have anything to do with installing grips.

>

> This comment is so incorrect it is painful to read. Yes solvent and tape is "more secure" but that's like gluing tape down on a surface because it's more secure. You just don't need it.

>

> For MANY people who spend $10-20/ grip, an air compressor can pay for itself with one iron set. My leather grips will last many seasons...should i cut the grip off and spend $29 per grip to replace it, or simply blow it off an reuse it?

> C'mon man. Try using a grip that has been blow on correctly and see if you can get it to slip.

 

How does it pay for itself? You’re assuming people want to remove good grips for giggles to reuse them and most do not. Why would you take a grip off that didn’t need to be taken off in the first place?

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