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    Default Friction tape beater handle grips

    I hate slippery grips on larger hammers, especially the smooth fiberglass kind like on the beater in the picture, the friction tape gives added protection when working high too... so's you don't go conking someone on the head with a hammer with your initials on it.

    Hockey sticks get the same treatment too I'm told..






    Last edited by tackit; 04-20-2013 at 12:53 PM.

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    Great idea, however on some jobsite locations it is illegal to do so. The tape could be covering up a possible crack or split in the handle. Some will not allow a painted handle either. The same holds true for a extension cord or power tool cord , no tape, even if you tape to reinforce the ends.

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    While you got the tape out, put a knob on the end. Swing her ten times in row and you'll know if it's slipping before it's too late.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD1 View Post
    Great idea, however on some jobsite locations it is illegal to do so. The tape could be covering up a possible crack or split in the handle. Some will not allow a painted handle either. The same holds true for a extension cord or power tool cord , no tape, even if you tape to reinforce the ends.
    I suppose there have been some instances where workers have wrapped a broken handle and causing an accident, but I would bet there are more incidents of heavy hammers flying out of sweaty tired and sore hands while hammering away.

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    I have done this for the last 5 or 6 years.. except without the twist in it. I just wrapped the tape nice and neat. But I like your idea with the twists, I think next time I do this I will try it the way you did. Thanks for sharing .)

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    I suppose there have been some instances where workers have wrapped a broken handle and causing an accident, but I would bet there are more incidents of heavy hammers flying out of sweaty tired and sore hands while hammering away. [/QUOTE]

    I have found that also this helps when you slip up and accidentally hit the handle, where in most cases without any friction tape the handle would crack, but with it the handle is often saved

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    Quote Originally Posted by weldonwelding View Post
    I have done this for the last 5 or 6 years.. except without the twist in it. I just wrapped the tape nice and neat. But I like your idea with the twists, I think next time I do this I will try it the way you did. Thanks for sharing .)
    Your very welcome Weldon, I have gained welding knowledge from your comments too. Sharing ideas and information is what its about....

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