How To Attach Hockey Blade To Shaft

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Using a heat gun, heat the glued end of the blade until the glue begins to bubble.
  3. Slide the shaft over the blade when the glue begins to bubble. Apply and hold pressure when attaching the shaft.
  4. The glue will begin to cool and set in a few seconds.
  5. 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:

  1. Place the hockey stick in a vice grip. Heat the area where the shaft attaches to the blade.
  2. After a few minutes, the glue should soften.
  3. Separate the shaft and blade by pulling them apart.
  4. Once you have removed the old hockey blade from the shaft, follow the steps in the first paragraph to install your new blade.
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