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Forum topic by Alexandre posted 01-13-2013 06:45 PM 1107 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-13-2013 06:45 PM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel handle knocking off

So, I decided to buy a Narex Mortise chisel from Lee Valley.
I hate the handle…. It kills my mallet… That stain on the handle ruins my mallet.. So i’ve decided to try change the handle…. First question, how do i knock off the handle? I don’t wanna destroy that handle, just in case i fail at it and decide to put the handle back on…
So, Please help

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#1 posted 01-13-2013 07:01 PM

Just a tiny bump here…

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#2 posted 01-13-2013 07:07 PM

I don’t think you will get them of with out destroying them. I would guess their epoxied on.

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#3 posted 01-13-2013 07:31 PM

I would replace mine too. Hopefully someone chimes in with a method…and pics.

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#4 posted 01-13-2013 07:37 PM

maybe just take it back and get another style?
with all the abuse they take they will be designed not to come off and if it came from LV then i’m sure it wasn’t cheap. Likely to be pinned or epoxied
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#5 posted 01-13-2013 09:36 PM

I think I have something…
I’ll probably try drilling a hole from the top, till i hit the tang, then i’ll use a punch or steel rod to knock it out.
Thanks
I’ll update soon.

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#6 posted 01-13-2013 10:30 PM

IF you are going to just break them off, just use a “beater” chisel, and split the wood handles right off.

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#7 posted 01-13-2013 10:36 PM

If it’s epoxied on, it might be easier to start with grinder, than switch to sanding. Just go S-L-O-W, and dont heat it up too much

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#8 posted 01-13-2013 11:12 PM

Bandit, The chisel handles have steel ferrules on them… I’d rather cut them off then split them..

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#9 posted 01-13-2013 11:29 PM

If the stain is the problem, why not just strip the stain off? Try to take the handles back to a natural state. Just a thought. I am not familiar with the specific chisels you have.

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#10 posted 01-13-2013 11:40 PM

How well go the chisels work for chopping a mortise?

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#11 posted 01-14-2013 02:06 AM

MNgary, They work well… Edge retention isn’t the best though…
TrBlu, Its hard… And I don’t really like the shape of the handles…
EDIT: I think im going to cut the handles off, It won’t just drill right off…

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