How to Replace a Splitting Maul/Axe Handle
Swinging a large-impact tool like a splitting maul, it is natural that sometimes you will miss. Each miss has takes a huge toll on the handle of the splitting maul, whether wooden or fiberglass. The result is that the handle will give way (or break) or the head of the maul will loose. Wooden handles are more predisposed to breaking while fiberglass handles can last indefinitely. However, broken maul handle does not the end your log splitting work or the usefulness of the tool.
The vast majority of splitting maul owners will think of finding a professional repair person to do the job while others will think of buying a brand new splitting maul. What may not be apparent to you is that you can actually replace a splitting maul handle by yourself if you just knew how easy the process could be. The best thing about replacing splitting maul handle is that you can fix a new, stronger handle.
So, how do you go about replacing a splitting maul handle? Rather than replacing your old or broken wooden handle with a new wooden handle, you can replace it with durable fiberglass handle. Fiberglass is costly but it will not require replacement as frequent as a wooden handle would (sometimes as frequent as once yearly). Here is how to replace a splitting maul handle.
The Things You Will Require
Note: The fiberglass handle might be too long for the splitting maul head. If that is the case then you can use a rasp to try to file it down until it rests flush with the top part of the splitting maul to look presentable.