View Full Version : Enlarging Tang Hole

05-23-2013, 03:32 PM
I recently bought a couple of wa handles with pre-drilled tang holes. I want to use these as temporary handles for trying out blades before I get them permanently rehandled. Thus I want to be able to friction-fit the tang in the hole (no epoxy, no burning in). I've been using needle files to enlarge the holes and it's going extremely slowly. Does anyone have a suggestion as to a better method for enlarging them toward the bottom? Thanks---

05-23-2013, 03:46 PM
Jigsaw blade glued in a wooden handle and a small drill works for me

05-23-2013, 04:00 PM
Jigsaw blade sounds perfect, thanks!

Don Nguyen
05-23-2013, 09:20 PM
That's a really neat idea.

You can also get a broach, which works well.


05-23-2013, 11:11 PM
Never heard of a broach, but I expect I'll have one soon. Thanks for the tip!

05-23-2013, 11:13 PM
I have never been able to get broaches to work well. Probably just my technique.

sachem allison
05-24-2013, 02:45 AM
Oh! I thought the title meant something else entirely was looking forward to pictures. My bad, carry on, nothing to see here.

05-24-2013, 03:28 AM
I am using round needle file in the press drill and then slowly doing the tank hole bigger. Still need more practice but it's fast.