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How Much Should I Spend?
I've got everything I need to do all my own club work. Chop saw, heat gun, torches. The only thing I feel like I'm missing is a graphite shaft extractor. As most of you guys know these can get really expensive, and I just do club work for myself.

My question is, are the $60-80 vice mounted shaft extractors good enough?
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Or should I go ahead and save up for the $150 stand alone units?
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Thanks for any info and advice!
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I have a cheapie hobby craft puller that I use, the only difference between a basic puller and the more expensive ones are the more expensive ones are easier to use. Whether a guy has a cheap puller or an expensive one, sooner or later he is going to ruin a shaft or two in the learning process.

 

To me, half the fun of golf is working on my own clubs, I'm certainly no Joe Kwok but more like a Rube Goldberg. :)

 

p.s. Get the best one you can afford at the time, and you'll still wreck a shaft or two regardless. :ok:

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TMF. You got a ton of knowledge already and I have a feeling you'll take your clubmaking to another level. That being the case, spend alittle extra to get a great puller that's easy to use. Not that the less expensive ones are not effective, they can be but if you got a Fuji Six in a borethru, the last thing you want to hear is 'creak' as you tighten the clamp because the shaft is slipping.

 

I had the Mitchell Commercial which was good but now I use a JB's Professional (www.clubmakerschoice.com) JB is an old feller that makes these himself. Not as sleek looking as more elaborate hydraulics but effective, especially as you get used to it. Once you use a hydraulic, you'll never go back to a screw puller. JB's a very nice man to boot....I always root for the little guy.

 

Sold my Mitchell for a loss but it paid for the JB....wouldn't trade it back straight up. The only other puller I'd want is the Python Puller but that's around $600.

 

Just my take......being that I do it almost everyday. :)

 

Sorry rambled and didn't answer your question. I wouldn't do the vise mounted....it's too hard to feel how hard you are clamping the shaft. I consider around $150 the minimum you can spend to get a puller worth keeping. I've had 3 different ones and would have saved alot of money by going with what I have now off the bat. Pull one 771TA, your puller is paid for twice over.

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Dyno, thanks a ton for that link to JB's. I never would have known about him if it hadn't been for your post. That was exactly what I was looking for information wise.

 

I never imagined I could recieve a hydraulic puller for the same price as a conventional screw type. Now the only question I've got is wether to get the Jr. or the Pro. I'll have to ask JB himself and see what he think. :)

 

Thanks again!

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Hey good luck with it. I'd get the Pro! It's got a bigger clamp and clamping powah is crucial! JB will know better though!

 

As I mentioned...it's not the most polished looking at first glance but I've popped heads off with zero heat. Not recommended on Speeder or Diamana!!!! Good for Prolaunch or any Harrison though! LOL

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Dyno, thanks a ton for that link to JB's. I never would have known about him if it hadn't been for your post. That was exactly what I was looking for information wise.

 

I never imagined I could recieve a hydraulic puller for the same price as a conventional screw type. Now the only question I've got is wether to get the Jr. or the Pro. I'll have to ask JB himself and see what he think. :ok:

 

Thanks again!

 

I have JB's Jr. shaft extractor and it gets the job done beutifully!!! I couldn't be happier with the purchase!

 

I've pulled more than a dozen shafts with it without a hitch! You can't go wrong IMO!! :)

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I'm considering buying the Jr version of JB's shaft puller but saw in their eBay store that they recommend the Pro version for bore-through shafts. Did anybody have any problem or issue extracting shafts from Titleist heads or any other bore-thru? Any reason why the Pro version would be better for this type of heads?

 

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Lizardo.

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I'm considering buying the Jr version of JB's shaft puller but saw in their eBay store that they recommend the Pro version for bore-through shafts. Did anybody have any problem or issue extracting shafts from Titleist heads or any other bore-thru? Any reason why the Pro version would be better for this type of heads?

 

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Lizardo.

 

I pulled a shaft from a Titleist 905R just yesterday with the Jr. JB shaft puller. With slow heat, it came out clean as a whistle! One of the easiest pulls yet.......no exaggeration!

 

It got the job done. Go with the Jr.! :)

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Thanks Vanquish, one more question. When you mentioned slow heat you mean a heat gun? if yes, what is the temp in the low setting?

 

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Lizardo.

 

Usually heat guns have two temp settings, with the lower in the 400 to 600 range and the upper around 1000, but remember these are temperatures at some fixed, close distance to the nozzle.

 

When you've got a heat gun on a titanium head, you want to keep the gun 12 to maybe 6 inches away, and even at six, you can scorch the paint on some heads.

 

24 hour shafting epoxy generally breaks down in the 250 deg F range. Some of the quicker setting epoxies I think are a bit lower, but most are still going to be above 200. Some shafts are more sensitive to heat than others, so you always want the pull to be right at the point where the epoxy bond breaks down.

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