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04-24-2009 05:23 AM  10 years ago
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george0079

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Replacement shafts for Sullivan starter wands
Does anyone know where to get replacement shafts for the Sullivan One-Way starter wand (# SUL613)?
Hell... I can fix that.
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04-24-2009 05:28 AM  10 years ago
RayoVac

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Good question, when I bought my shaft, I looked all around for it (best price, in stock etc.). I don't ever recall seeing a shaft only part. I am thinking we would have to contact Sullivan to see what the options are.
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04-24-2009 05:29 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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I checked all of the places that I know to look, and didn't find any.Hell... I can fix that.
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It's ***ked!!!
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04-24-2009 05:53 AM  10 years ago
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I can answer this question because I just order a new shaft from Sullivan Products (sullivanproduct.com) Now I guess the bigger question is why do you have to replace you shaft?

My first one rounded and was no more good so I got a replacement from Sullivan. The first time I used the new one the 6mm hex head snapped off. Cheap POS so now there sending me another. I remember when this shaft was made from harden steel and it was bullit proof except for the one way bearing. Now this thing is made god knows where and it's not nearly as good.
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04-24-2009 06:04 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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I didn't find it on their site... Is this something that we have to contact them about?Hell... I can fix that.
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04-24-2009 08:21 AM  10 years ago
ch-47c

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Call Sullivan. I Googled their website for their phone number called them about my problem and they sent me the part. No charge.

What's wrong with your starter wand?
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04-24-2009 08:38 AM  10 years ago
charliedoane

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I have the same problem with the tip rounding off.
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04-24-2009 10:42 AM  10 years ago
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Use a 6mm Allen wrench, ball end type, and zip cut it to the length you want. That's what I use. You will not have the one way bearing but it still works and it would take lot to wear it out if you use a quality wrench.Raptor 50 V2
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04-24-2009 01:49 PM  10 years ago
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Well they didn't send me one free of charge. I paid $18 plus shipping and it snapped at the ball just like tbr. I called and they said they'd never seen that happen. I'm waiting for the replacement. I think it's quality issue with the material
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04-25-2009 03:51 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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I contacted them today, and they're sending me a new one. Would you belive that they've never heard of this happening before....??Hell... I can fix that.
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04-25-2009 04:06 AM  10 years ago
trexdave

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+1 on the allen wrench works great
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04-25-2009 04:08 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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how do you put an allen wrench in the sullivan wand adapter?Hell... I can fix that.
Uh oh..
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It's ***ked!!!
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04-25-2009 04:15 AM  10 years ago
DWS6

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Not sure how old your starter shafts are or if they are all about the same age but sounds like maybe a bad batch of material went out? I have had mine for about a year and 1/2 (when the new version was released) without any problems. I thought they are known for their high qaulity stuff.Dave Williams
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04-25-2009 04:30 AM  10 years ago
KopterKat

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ot sure how old your starter shafts are or if they are all about the same age but sounds like maybe a bad batch of material went out? I have had mine for about a year and 1/2 (when the new version was released) without any problems. I thought they are known for their high qaulity stuff.
Dave,
I've been using one of these for about 4 yrs. The first gen had smaller one-ways but the shaft was harden steel and it was top quality. I got a new model about 2yrs ago and I've rounded two and completely snapped one. I can tell you that there's a big difference in the quality of shaft material.
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04-25-2009 04:36 AM  10 years ago
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Is hardening the steel yourself not an option?
It would only take a minute.

It's unfortunate you guys pay top dollar for "dependable" (and they forget to include the "dependable" in the box)
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04-25-2009 04:37 AM  10 years ago
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Tom,
Wow, no kidding! I thought these things were really good.
Dave Williams
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04-25-2009 05:17 AM  10 years ago
KopterKat

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Is hardening the steel yourself not an option?
The answer is no. Trying to do this process yourself is a quick way to ruin a part. You need to get pretty hot and precisely controlled heat furnence.
Wow, no kidding! I thought these things were really good.
Yeah man me too. The best one I had was Vario but the shaft was to short.
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04-25-2009 05:22 AM  10 years ago
Dood

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It wouldn't bother me any to harden it.
Heat it up with a torch until it's glowing red, dip it in some used motor oil and call it hardened.

Keep the torch moving and you shouldnt run a risk of warping it.
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04-25-2009 05:25 AM  10 years ago
DWS6

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motor oil? what does that do for the hardening process?Dave Williams
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04-25-2009 05:27 AM  10 years ago
george0079

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It wouldn't bother me any to harden it.
I think the whole idea is... We shouldn't have to.

We're paying top dollar for a high quality wand that should already be hardened
Hell... I can fix that.
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It's ***ked!!!
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