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Supersplitter handle fix

We have had the Super Splitter wood maul for over a year now and it's already showingglue signs of fatigue. A few weeks ago the maul head came apart from the fiberglass handle. A bit of electrical tape helped it stay put for a couple of days, but now we need a more serious solution.

I have heard good things about Gorilla glue and for this application an adhesive that expands might just be the answer. If the handle was broke or cracked in any way I would switch to something wooden, but I'm willing to give this one a second chance.

The real test will be if it stays put under the intense stress of log splitting?

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I know it's been a while, but do you recall if the Gorilla Glue worked in this application?
Comment by Richard Thu Jan 14 09:21:17 2016
Unfortunately, I don't have an update because we changed over to a different type of maul soon thereafter. The Chopper 1 has had problems of its own, but Mark vastly prefers it since it almost never gets stuck in the firewood.
Comment by anna Sat Jan 16 09:21:54 2016

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