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Re: Hand tools with broken wooden handles

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"sometimes the broken handled tool is the best one, or an old favorite" Yep, the don't break if you ain't using them! I don't think there is anyone around that owns many tools that doesn't have several with broken handles. A lot of people break a handle and just go buy new tool. As far as lasting repairs, it kinda depends on the tool and where it is broken. I too have used hose clamps as a temporary fix when a handle would just crack. One might try saturating it with epoxy, but if it is completely broken there is little hope for it.
I have no idea how many shovels, rakes, etc. that I have that need new handles, some I have purchased for almost nothing at auctions. A village near me has an old hardware that keeps a selection of handles. They are expensive, but why scrap a good tool just because it needs a handle?

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