REPLACING THE HANDLE - Continued
REMOVING OLD HAMMER HANDLE
1 If the handle is split or broken, remove it from the
2 If the handle is too tight to pull loose from the head,
proceed as follows: Place hammer in vise. Saw off
handle (1) close to head (2). Drive the remaining
handle out through the large end of the head (3) using
drift pin. Save the wedges.
INSTALLATION OF NEW HANDLE
1 Obtain new handle and wedges.
2 Insert handle (1) in head (2).
3 Seat handle in head with a rubber mallet (3).