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I have a Roughneck 4# hammer that's got a fiberglass handle marker Olympia 65-164 - lifetime warranty. The handle came off the head. I can't find anything on Olympia tools that even comes close. It's a few years + old. Was going to pitch it, but figured might be worth trying to get it replaced. Any ideas?
 

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John I will be 75 years old in June and a life time warranty doesn't mean as much as it use to. Maybe Olympia tools are old also or even passed on.
 

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epoxy it back together...
clean, dimple or rib both surfaces horizontally for better adhesion....
 
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The company is still in business. Olympia Tools
To me it is simple, get up with the company.
 

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for the 50¢ to and 10~15 minuets to fix it... wouldn't this be the better easier faster way...
 
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I'd fix it if the repair would hold. I did some serious pounding over the years with this baby.
 

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Any way to cut a slot in the head for a wedge, then epoxy as per Stick, then drive in the wedge?
 

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I'd fix it if the repair would hold. I did some serious pounding over the years with this baby.
use the high impact never gets hard/brittle epoxy/hot melt the golf shops use...
Epoweld is what I think it is called... read the specs for the right one...
Masterbond makes a polymer that is some serious stuff but the price will hurt your brain...
you are looking for Vibration, Impact and Shock Resistant Adhesives/epoxies/polymers...
 

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Buying the epoxy could more than the cost of a new hammer. Some of those tools can be converted to wooden handle but not all. Some don't have a tapered socket which is necessary for a wooden handle, and the new wooden handle could cost as much as a new tool. I sent my wife looking for a handle for my pickeroon and none fit and the closest ones (single bit ax handles) were $25.
 

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I'd fix it if the repair would hold. I did some serious pounding over the years with this baby.
John just search fiberglass replacement hammer handles.
 

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may try the epoxy thing. The handle is good, just came out. Would cost more to send it back than I paid for it - - which was probably $12-15 at the time.
 

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I replace a 12# sledge handle several years ago with a fiberglass handle. If I recall correctly I bought the handle at the local BORG, and it included the epoxy. I believe they had the epoxy kits there, also.

The repair has lasted for over 20 years with no problem.
 
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