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I've got two spare stock stiff TFC189 driver shafts from my G25 lying around. I've been contemplating trimming 1" off the butt of one of them just to experiment with. I understand the effects of trimming the shaft to swingweight, etc.

 

My question is what should I use to cut it? Options that I currently own are dremel with cut off wheel, hack saw, or hand saw. Also, should I tape that shaft or anything prior to cutting it?

 

As always, any help is appreciated.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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I'd go hack saw or dremel cut off wheel and yes to taping it first. Just wrap a layer to two of masking tape tight and you should be fine with either option

Driver: :callaway-logo-1: Epic SZ w/ VA Composites Raijin 65 04

3w: :taylormade-small:'16 M2 hl w/ Diamana D+ 82

5w: :cleveland-small: Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Yellow

Hybrid: :cleveland-small: 22 deg. Launcher HB w/ HZRDUS Black

Irons: :ping-small: 5i-UW G700 w/ X100 soft stepped once

Wedges: :cleveland-small: 54 & 58 CBX w/ Nippon Modus 3 125

Putter: :odyssey-small: Red 7s

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I've dremeled and hacked, but I found that a metal angle grinder works best.   Goes through graphite like butter and with a very straight cut.

bag - SunMountain Synch with Ogio Synergy X4 cart
driver - :callaway-small: Optiforce 440, Paderson Kevlar Green stiff 46.5"
fwoods - :taylormade-small: Jetspeed, 3HL regular
irons - :taylormade-small:  Speedblades 3-8, 85g stiff steel, 2 up
wedges - :edilon-small: Scor 40, 45, 50, 54, 58
putter - :ping-small: Ketsch 35" slight arc, SuperStroke 2.0 mid-slim
ball - :titelist-small: ProV1x

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Thanks for the help guys. I'll give it a shot tomorrow.

Driver -  :taylormade-small: M1 9.5* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Fairway -   :taylormade-small: M1 5W 19* w/ Aldila Rogue Silver 70X

Hybrids -   :ping-small: G25 4H 23*

Irons -  :mizuno-small: JPX 850 Forged 4-PW w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Wedges - :mizuno-small: S5 50*07, 54*12, 58*12 w/ Nippon N.S. Pro 1150S

Putter - Oddyssey Metal-X #7 w/ SuperStroke Pistol GT 2.0

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Chop saw with a fiber blade is the best option if you have one.  If not, you can buy a mini 4" one at Harbor Freight. 

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Strong 3 wood: Taylormade M1 15* w/ ProjectX T1100 HZRDUS handcrafted 75x
3 Hybrid: Adams PRO 18* w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4 Hybrid: Adams PRO 20* (bent to 21*) w/ KBS Tour Hybrid S flex tipped 1/2"
4-AW: TaylorMade P770 w/ Dynamic Gold Tour Issue Black Onyx S400

SW: 56* Scratch Tour Dept(CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
LW: 60* Scratch Tour Department (CC grooves) w/ Dynamic Gold Spinner
XW: 64* Cally XForged Vintage w/ DG X100 8 iron tiger stepped
Putter: Nike Method Prototype 006 at 34"

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I needed to shorten up a set of Warrior clubs I picked up at a yard sale for $10.  I'm 6ft but the shafts way too long. I used an angle grinder with a cut off wheel. I taped the carbon shafts after cutting off the old, hard grips. I spent more on the grip kit from Amazon than I did for the set of clubs. Don't breathe carbon dust! It's bad for the lungs. 

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Irons:mizuno-small: MP-62 4-PW forged

Driver:mizuno-small:JPX-EZ 2016

Fairway Woods :titelist-small: j910F 15 + 19 deg.

Hybrid :bridgestone-small:J40 4H

Putter :cameron-small: Studio Select Newport

Wedge :titelist-small: Vokey 250-08 50deg

Wedge :titelist-small:Vokey 54-11 54deg

Shoes :nike-small:2012 Lunar Control with Pulsar SoftSpikes

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I do 2 laps of tape and cut with a hacksaw, then sand the edge smooth.

After sanding I add some super glue on the edge. Maybe not necessary but I like to think it will prevent fraying.  

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:cleveland-small:      CBX-2 50/11 

:taylormade-small:   ATV 56/16deg 

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Store super glue in the fridge for much longer shelf life. 

Irons:mizuno-small: MP-62 4-PW forged

Driver:mizuno-small:JPX-EZ 2016

Fairway Woods :titelist-small: j910F 15 + 19 deg.

Hybrid :bridgestone-small:J40 4H

Putter :cameron-small: Studio Select Newport

Wedge :titelist-small: Vokey 250-08 50deg

Wedge :titelist-small:Vokey 54-11 54deg

Shoes :nike-small:2012 Lunar Control with Pulsar SoftSpikes

Bag :bridgestone-small:

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That's a good idea!

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