If you've broken a blade for your hockey stick and need to attach a new one, this guide will teach you how to attach a hockey blade to a shaft. When you purchase your blade, the end that is inserted into the shaft will be covered in dried glue.
- In order to attach the hockey blade to the shaft, it is necessary to first heat the glued end of the blade. You can heat the glued end by using a torch, heat gun, hair dryer, or gas stove top. The safest way to attach the hockey blade and shaft is by placing the blade into a vice grip.
- Using a heat gun, heat the glued end of the blade until the glue begins to bubble.
- Slide the shaft over the blade when the glue begins to bubble. Apply and hold pressure when attaching the shaft.
- The glue will begin to cool and set in a few seconds.
- If excess glue drips out, wipe it up with a damp towel.
If you are replacing a blade that is still attached to the shaft, you must follow these similar steps to remove it before attaching the new blade:
- Place the hockey stick in a vice grip. Heat the area where the shaft attaches to the blade.
- After a few minutes, the glue should soften.
- Separate the shaft and blade by pulling them apart.
- Once you have removed the old hockey blade from the shaft, follow the steps in the first paragraph to install your new blade.