Basics of Golf Club Shaft Cutting

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The basics of cutting golf club shafts for golf clubmaking.

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Basics of Golf Club Shaft Cutting

  1. 1. Basics of Shaft Cutting Thursday June 18, 2009 2-3PM Eastern Standard Time Audio settings are set on listen only. Please post questions in the upper right hand corner Chat box. Question & Answer period will be at end of webinar. www.hirekogolf.com 800 367-8912 with Jeff Summitt Technical Director, Hireko Golf PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES
  2. 2. Use the Right Tools for the Right Application STEEL VERSUS GRAPHITE LIGHTWEIGHT vs. STANDARD WEIGHT MANUAL VERSUS MOTORIZED You Chose Among the Following Methods for Cutting & Abrading the Shaft
  3. 3. Tubing Cutter • Low cost • Manual, time consuming • Recommended for steel shafts only! • Be very careful on ultra-light steel shafts •Wheels will wear out quick PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES Sales 800 367-8912 Free Technical Service 800 942-5872
  4. 4. Hacksaw (Frame) • Very low cost • Manual, time consuming • Recommended for graphite / composite shafts • Some care and preparation is required •Special grit edged or rope saw blades last a long time
  5. 5. Dremel® or High Speed Rotary Tool • High cost • Motorized, but not much faster than manual • Recommended for all shaft materials • Use eye protection or near others in the vicinity •Wheels will break easily of wear out quick PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES Sales 800 367-8912 Free Technical Service 800 942-5872
  6. 6. Bench Grinder with Abrasive Wheel • Most cost effective system • Motorized & much faster than manual methods • Recommended for all shaft materials • Use eye protection / protective guards •Wheels will last a long, long time
  7. 7. Mini-Chop Saw with Abrasive Wheel • Very cost effective system • Portable and much faster than manual methods • Recommended for all shaft materials • Use eye protection / safety precautions •Wheels will last a long time PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES Sales 800 367-8912 Free Technical Service 800 942-5872
  8. 8. Chop Saw, Power Saw or Radial Arm Saw with Abrasive Wheel • Most expensive system, not portable and designed for higher volume shops • Recommended for all shaft materials • Use eye protection / safety precautions • Cutting fixture optional for cutting entire sets of shafts at the same time
  9. 9. Tips and Techniques 1. Cut shafts as straight and accurately as possible 2. Remove all burrs after cutting 3. Avoid leaving sharp edges on the shafts 4. Obey all safety rules PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES Sales 800 367-8912 Free Technical Service 800 942-5872
  10. 10. PROFESSIONAL GOLF CLUBS AT DOWN TO EARTH PRICES THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING! Go online at www.HirekoGolf.com and click on Webinars banner for schedule. A link pointing you to today’s webinar will be emailed to you in a few hours. Act now and get 10% off all high performance Apollo Graphite Shafts Use coupon code 618 Offer Expires in 48 hours so act now. Jeff Summitt,Technical Director jsummitt@hirekogolf.com Technical Support 800 942-5872 www.HirekoGolf.com Sales 800 367-8912

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