Broken shafts

Discussion in 'General Dart Talk' started by Cbad Brannaman, Dec 3, 2017.

  1. Cbad Brannaman

    Cbad Brannaman New Member

    so I have been looking and can’t find a thread for my question. I bought a cheap set of darts from Walmart to play around with while I wait for mine to arrive. Problem is 2 of the cheap plastic shafts have broken off flush with the barrel and I can’t for the life of me get it out.

    So I am wondering if there is a tool out there to buy just Incase this happens a with my good darts.

    Thank you
  2. Erik

    Erik Site Owner Staff Member Site Admin Site Moderator

    I have often used the tip of a dart (steel) to get them out. Just stab it in and then start moving around. If that doesn't work a hot finishing nail might penetrate the plastic and then be turned out. I use nylon shafts and never have this issue :)
  3. Squiggle

    Squiggle Member

    Yes, there are tools out there for it. Here's the one that I have and it works very well. I have used it for not only broken flush shafts but soft-tip points as well.

    Dart Shaft Extractor Tool

    There are some other styles on the page but this is the only one I can personally vouch for. I have it on my keychain and it has saved me several times (as well as some friends who were in need) over the years.
  4. Cbad Brannaman

    Cbad Brannaman New Member

    awesome i was looking at this tool the other day. Guess i just need to get one because i might even try and throw some softtip in the future.
  5. ducks

    ducks Member

    I agree with Squiggle that a dart shaft extractor is a great tool. It makes extracting broken shafts and soft-tips very easy. One thing to consider. They are sold in two sizes. 2BA and No. 5. The steel bit in the No. 5 is narrower so that it can be used for extracting the narrower threaded No. 5 tips. I have a No. 5 tool and it works fine for extracting larger 2BA threaded shafts or tips. I'd recommend buying the No. 5 so you can have the flexibility of extracting both No.5 and 2BA threaded points. oh , and cheap brass darts may be too fat for a shaft extractor to be used on.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017 at 12:29 AM

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