'stick' tool handles

exmarAugust 23, 2011

Anyone know where to buy small stick tool handles? I've bought a couple of small ones for hammers at TSC (for the $$ should have had heads on them!!) and they are very weak and typically break where the head attaches.

I'm sure they're from some third world country and are wood I've never heard of, what happened to hickory and the like?

Ev

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txtom50(8a texas)

Sears has a number of "Hickory" replacement hammer handles on their Craftsman tool website.

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 5:49AM
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exmar

Thanks Tom, checked out sears.com and only found a 14" machinst ball pein handle for $16.48 plus S&H, guess I've got to accept that things aren't meant to be repaired, just replaced.

For that kind of $ you could just replace the hammer with a new one with a fiber glass handle.....:-(

Well, we've got a lot of hickory here on the farm, may have to do it the old fashioned way. 'course got to cure for about a year.

Ev

    Bookmark   August 25, 2011 at 4:45PM
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txtom50(8a texas)

Here's a link to the ones I found. There's a 14 and 16 inch handle on this page for 4.49 each plus s&h. If you navigate on thru the pages the handles range from 12 inches to 18 inches at about the same price.

Here is a link that might be useful: Craftsman pages

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 6:47AM
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loger_gw

I got tired of replacing free replacement splitting maul handles at Sears (from over-swings etc). I saw an article that suggested tacking 3-4" of angle to the head to protect the handle. I went a step further and tacked on 3-4" of pipe filled with 100% silicone and that wooden handle has lasted 20 + years. I replaced my axe handle with a fiberglass one that has lasted forever. Last, I flared and welded black pipe to my med & small sledges. Added foam pipe insulation on the smaller sledge's handle. Added good think automotive hose to the med sledge's handle. Getting the thick hose on was a task and adding a bolt & nut toward the butt secured it.

The Big Trick Is Slowing & A Hydraulic Log Splitter. LOL. loger

    Bookmark   August 26, 2011 at 2:26PM
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andyma_gw

most of my broken handles get recycled or just shortened and re-used. I found a draw knife,aka spoke shave, at a yard sale and it makes fitting wood handles a breeze.

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:22AM
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exmar

Thx Tom, you originally said crafstman and I assumed sears.com would get the same results. OOPS. Now that's an interesting site. Prices are reasonable.

Thanks again,

Ev

    Bookmark   August 28, 2011 at 10:45AM
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