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How big a PIA is drilling out hosels?

SiberianDVM

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If I wanted to experiment with reshafting a set of irons that are .355 taper tip, and wanted to use graphite shafts that are .370 parallel tip, how big of a pain in the ass is it to ream out the hosels?

I had Dana Upshaw do this for my Hogans when he reshafted them, but I want to do my "experimental" set myself.

I do have a small drill press. Do I need to make some kind of a clamp for holding the heads? Will a standard 3/8 bit work?

Should I just forget it and drink beer instead?
 

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It's pretty easy, as long as you have the heads lined up and held properly. Otherwise, you're effed.

Get some good press oil and go slow.

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It's pretty easy, as long as you have the heads lined up and held properly. Otherwise, you're effed.

Get some good press oil and go slow.

R35

Good advice and I would recommend going to a place where they have used clubs in a bargain bin and experiment with those......I've never seen ANYONE do it right the first time.
 

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Good advice and I would recommend going to a place where they have used clubs in a bargain bin and experiment with those......I've never seen ANYONE do it right the first time.

AGreed. If you find the head I tried the first time in the bargain bin, don't do that like I did. ;)

You'll find some heads easier than others, but slow and low, that's the tempo.

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Good advice and I would recommend going to a place where they have used clubs in a bargain bin and experiment with those......I've never seen ANYONE do it right the first time.

Good idea. :)

I'll see if I can find some fugly Callaway shovels.
 
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Hmmm, just found out that Golfsmith has 3 models of graphite iron shafts available in .355 taper, so no drilling required if I went with one of them:

Grafalloy Attack Lite, $19.99 each
Grafalloy ProLaunch Blue, $28.99 each
Graphite Design, Tour AD 85, $69.99 each OUCH!!

Is the Attack Lite a decent shaft? Or should I stick with the original plan of drilling out the hosels so I can get a better selection?
 

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