Pfiel Bench Chisel, handle is loose

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Forum topic by steveinaz posted 06-14-2021 08:33 PM 235 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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06-14-2021 08:33 PM

The tang on my chisel spins in its handle with moderate ease, snug, but not nearly tight enough. Everything I’ve read so far discourages the use of glue or epoxy. So, is a new handle my only option? Thanks in advance.

-- Steve in AZ

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#1 posted 06-14-2021 08:58 PM

Assuming you mean the Pfeil bench chisels with round (turned) handles with a ferrule on both ends, I would first try to remove the handle. Grip the handle with a C-clamp in front of the widest part. Clamp the blade in a vise. Gently tap the handle clamp in the direction opposite the blade. If it doesn’t release, tap harder. When successful, examine the tang for damage and/or material used to fix it in the handle. Clean & re-install using 2part epoxy.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit on that they made.

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