Replacing an axe handle requires tapping the new handle into the blade and applying small wooden or metal wedges to hold the axe together. Fix a broken axe after chipping out remains of the old handle from the head with instruction from an experienced builder in this free video on home repair.
I've had this for a long time, but it finally needed replacing. I'm Robert Markey. I've been doing firewood for a long time, and we're going to talk about replacing a handle of an axe. The trickiest part is actually getting the old one off. Sometimes it comes off. You're swinging it, and there it goes and it's time. Sometimes you can pound it through from the bottom, often you're going to have to take a saw and just cut it right off and then take some kind of a metal tool and just pop the little pieces out until they're all out and you've got the axe head left, there for you, okay. New axe handle. I'm going to make sure it fits. If it's a little big, which this just is, you can carve down the very ends a bit. Just so you can get it started. Carve that one more. Okay. There we go. Once you got it started, you start tapping. Okay. And we want to tap it on something hard like concrete, and we just go... and you can see, as we've been tapping it, the top has come through and that's probably pretty good, you can see how it's peeling a little of the wood there, so we're probably good there. And then on the top, we need to put a wooden piece in, a wooden wedge in, which as you see we're really close there so that's not going to work. So what we want to use is metal ones, and these just tap right in there, I'm going to get my hammer, and this is probably right in here. And there we have it, if it starts getting loose, put more of these in, brand new axe handle. I'm Robert Markey and we've been replacing the axe handle.
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