*Changing a Maul Handle*
By: Jaden
11 June 2007

Yea, I guess I don't know my own strength. :o/ I broke my splitting maul handle. It's one my dad made several years ago.

To change the handle, remove the old one. This one was loose so I just cut the handle right at the head and then drove it through with a hammer and punch.

To install a new one, you might need to use a wood rasp to decrease the diameter to fit the hole in the head. This one didn't need any modification. Insert the handle in to the hole and then use a hammer to drive it in. Ensure that it's driven in COMPLETELY. There should be some extra protruding through the head. Once the handle is tight, use a saw and cut off the remainder. Then use a metal wedge (not a screw or a bunch of screws).

Tight fit

Metal wedge

Drive the wedge in to the handle at a diagonal angle. Mine started diagonally and twisted some, but it'll work.

Wedge in

Done

Check to ensure that the handle is still tight and you should be good to go!
Jaden



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