Replacement handle

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Lardman

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Replacement handle
« on: January 31, 2014, 12:25 »
I broke my spade  :( Inevitable I suppose given the tonnes of stuff I move with it. I really want to replace like for like as it's a very comfortable spade for me to use.

Does anyone have a favourite handle supplier? I've found a few for sale online but they're a little sketch regarding angle and socket size.
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Trillium

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Re: Replacement handle
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 15:42 »
That looks like a comfortable handle. Did you break the handle or the shaft? If the shaft, I'd just get a replacement as they're readily available and re-fit it onto the handle and plate. I've got a hospital full of good shovels broken at the shaft and plate  :(

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Re: Replacement handle
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 17:26 »
If the split in the socket is the problem i would epoxy (araldite) the split ,whip with strong thread straight away then coat the thread with epoxy.
Done many such repairs over the years ! :)

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cadalot

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Re: Replacement handle
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 17:34 »
Makes me think of BUl6PooveJE :lol:

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Lardman

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Re: Replacement handle
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 19:52 »
It's cracked vertically from the start of the plastic through the rivet and across the top  :( I think it's beyond even araldite.

I've got a hospital full of good shovels broken at the shaft and plate  :(

I kept doing that so switched over to a border spade, less weight on the neck  ;) I've probably cracked this twisting the handle whilst mixing concrete in the barrow   :wub: I knew I should have bought a cheap disposable one for doing that but never got round to it.

I think I've been lucky as far as I can see the shaft is fine.  Had a good look in the shed and I've got a replacement shaft with a D handle on  :D  it feels a little light weight but I might drill out the rivet and see if it fits tomorrow,  that should tide me over until I can get a heavy duty version with a bit more Y and less D.

Makes me think of BUl6PooveJE :lol:

I completely understand - I'm very attached to my spade too  :lol:

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Re: Replacement handle
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2014, 23:30 »
hi  i use a agricultural engineer  who deals with a supplier called GRANIT if you can find some one in your area whose has aGRANIT supplier they could get very good quality spade and fork shafts jezza



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