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    .355 into a .370 head query

    after some advice I bought some Nippon shafts for my x hot pros and now I see the x hot pros are .370 and not .355 so I found were to get the shims to make it happen but is it a simple job or is there more to it than what I am thinking cheers,i was hoping to put shim over shaft then paste inside of head and leave to set or do I have to stick shim to shaft first cheers,hope I have explained myself

    better still if anyone can point me to a video as couldn't find any


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    Quote Originally Posted by homesy68 View Post
    after some advice I bought some Nippon shafts for my x hot pros and now I see the x hot pros are .370 and not .355 so I found were to get the shims to make it happen but is it a simple job or is there more to it than what I am thinking cheers,i was hoping to put shim over shaft then paste inside of head and leave to set or do I have to stick shim to shaft first cheers,hope I have explained myself

    better still if anyone can point me to a video as couldn't find any
    Shim's are easy to install. I like to prep the shaft and head first and then epoxy the shim onto the shaft. Let it set a few minutes and then just epoxy in the shaft & shim normally into the head. Do a dry run first to trim the shims ahead of time if you are using a ferrule. Some shims stick up enough they need trimmed for the ferrule to set properly and some don't need trimmed at all. Just depends on the hosel depth and shim length.

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    thanks hoosierGolfer,when you say the shims stick above the ferrules sometimes is it fine to put them on the shaft without epoxy then put them in the heads just to see how much if any has to come of,thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by homesy68 View Post
    thanks hoosierGolfer,when you say the shims stick above the ferrules sometimes is it fine to put them on the shaft without epoxy then put them in the heads just to see how much if any has to come of,thanks
    Yep. Be careful though, they could be a snug fit and a pain to get back out but it shouldn't be a problem and the best way to verify they are not too long.

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    thanks all will give it a go


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    You can simply measure the hosel depth and then the shim and trim as needed. You just want the shim to be slightly lower in the hosel so it allows the ferrule to set tight.

    It is always best to get the correct size shafts, but shims will do the job if needed. I always have liked the shims to be epoxied to the shaft ahead of time. I normally do this a day ahead of time and then install the shafts. Best also to dry fit every iron. Hosel depth should be the same, but I always want to be 100% sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierGolfer View Post
    You can simply measure the hosel depth and then the shim and trim as needed. You just want the shim to be slightly lower in the hosel so it allows the ferrule to set tight.

    It is always best to get the correct size shafts, but shims will do the job if needed. I always have liked the shims to be epoxied to the shaft ahead of time. I normally do this a day ahead of time and then install the shafts. Best also to dry fit every iron. Hosel depth should be the same, but I always want to be 100% sure.
    could you explain this a bit please HoosierGolfer and what ferrules will I need .355 or .370,sorry for all the questions


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    Quote Originally Posted by homesy68 View Post
    could you explain this a bit please HoosierGolfer and what ferrules will I need .355 or .370,sorry for all the questions
    I always dry fit the shim on each and every shaft and insert it into the hosel to make sure the fit is correct. Don't just measure and fit one iron and then assume each hosel depth is the same from iron to iron. No so much today, but in many older sets of irons, the longest iron had a slightly longer neck and so on. Not true today with most sets.

    You will need ferrules that are 0.355 I.D if your using 0.355 shafts. The outside diameter will be greater of course to match the hosel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HoosierGolfer View Post
    I always dry fit the shim on each and every shaft and insert it into the hosel to make sure the fit is correct. Don't just measure and fit one iron and then assume each hosel depth is the same from iron to iron. No so much today, but in many older sets of irons, the longest iron had a slightly longer neck and so on. Not true today with most sets.

    You will need ferrules that are 0.355 I.D if your using 0.355 shafts. The outside diameter will be greater of course to match the hosel.
    thanks very much for the help I understand now,


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