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This might come in handy, if you want to spine align shafts yourself.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2246&rd=1&rd=1

I got one and it works geat. Pays for itself after spining a set of irons.
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Re: Hobby & pro clubmakers- spine finder tool

How does it work? I know what the concept is, I just don't see how this tool works.
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Re: Hobby & pro clubmakers- spine finder tool

It's basically a metal flanged tube with 2 free rotating ball bearings pressed into each end.
This part holds the shaft butt while the spine tool is clamped in a vise or attached to a solid base.
A 3rd bearing is used to hold the tip end of the shaft.

Here's an article with instructions by Bill Day:

http://www.clubmaker-online.com/spines.html


Awsome article, and good site about clubmaking.
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solid_ONE,

I personally use the one by JB, it's the same price using the "Buy it now" feature, and JB makes outstanding products. I use two of his hydraulic extractors in my shop along with spine finders for many years without a single issue.

http://www.clubmakerschoice.com/page1.html

http://cgi.ebay.com/JBs-Spine-Tool-S...QQcmdZViewItem

One of my favorite demonstrations is to show customers just how prevalent spines are in ALL shafts. How much of a difference will installing in a neutral position make for the average golfer? Probably not much, but it takes about 5 seconds to perform and if it helps at all, it's well worth it.
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Re: Hobby & pro clubmakers- spine finder tool

Originally Posted by gas_can View Post
How much of a difference will installing in a neutral position make for the average golfer? Probably not much, but it takes about 5 seconds to perform and if it helps at all, it's well worth it.
I believe it has to help the consistancy and predictability in a set of clubs. But obviously its not going to magically cure swing faults.

I'm sure you can feel at least a slight difference swinging and hitting balls, if not a difference in shot dispersion. (At least thats what I keep telling myself )
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Re: Hobby & pro clubmakers- spine finder tool

I would suggest Golfparrot's Spine finder which is also found on ebay. Same price but you get what you pay for with Golfparrot's tool. The tool is CNC milled out of aluminum and anodized red for a lasting finish that is not spray painted or rattle canned on the tool. This tool far excedes JB's and works exceptionally well. The vice mount is included and you do not have to pay an extra ten dollars to add the "pro model" (vice mount) like you do with the other tools. Comes with full instructions and DVD. All in all great product could not be happier!! I believe the price is 64.99, but like i said well worth it.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e1...Picture042.jpg

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