Cutting a lacrosse Stick can save you money, help your game, get you a new tool, or get you a whole new lacrosse shaft. There are plenty of reasons to cut a lacrosse shaft, but you need to be careful. Not only could you possibly hurt yourself, but there’s also no going back once you make the cut. So be careful, take the correct precautions, and measure twice.
Why to Cut A Lacrosse Shaft
As mentioned above, there are many reasons to cut a lacrosse shaft. Below, we’ll list a few before going into detail on how to correctly cut a lacrosse shaft.
- Cutting A Women’s Lacrosse Shaft
- Making A Lacrosse Pocket Pounder
- Cutting A Men’s Lacrosse Long Pole in Half
- Cutting A Broken Lacrosse Long Pole
Each one of these projects requires you to be careful, be safe, and use a tool for cutting a lacrosse shaft. Be sure to ask an adult for help if you’re a child, and don’t be afraid to ask a more experienced adult if you’re an adult. The most important thing is to keep yourself safe, and you also don’t want to ruin your lacrosse shaft.
Cutting A Women’s Lacrosse Shaft
The minimum length of a women’s lacrosse stick is thirty-five and one half, 35 1/2, inches. Offensive women’s lacrosse players can cut several inches off their lacrosse shaft and make it easier to handle. A shorter lacrosse shaft is difficult to check, and women’s lacrosse attackers can gain a huge advantage over defenders.
When cutting a women’s lacrosse shaft, measuring is the most important thing. The ref will measure your whole lacrosse stick from the top of the head to the bottom of the shaft; so be sure to measure out the 35 1/2 in. with the lacrosse head on the lacrosse shaft.
Making A Lacrosse Pocket Pounder
Pounding your lacrosse pocket does a lot to help your lacrosse mesh break-in. The best lacrosse stringers break in the pockets they string with pocket pounders that allow them to really stretch out the mesh. f you have a lacrosse stick you aren’t using, you can cut it into a lacrosse pocket pounder and improve your pockets. A handheld lacrosse pocket pounder that roughly a foot, 12 in., long is perfect for on-the-go lacrosse stringing. Once you have about 12 inches of lacrosse shaft, you can attach a lacrosse ball to the open end or cover it with a massive tape ball to create the perfect homemade lacrosse pocket pounder.
Cutting A Lacrosse Long Pole In Half
Little known fact, all lacrosse long poles are exactly twice the length of lacrosse attack shafts. Other little known fact, some lacrosse long poles are thicker than lacrosse attack shafts. Final little known fact, almost no lacrosse long poles are twice the price of lacrosse attack shafts. Cutting a lacrosse long pole in half then gives you two 30 inch lacrosse shafts. The most crucial part of cutting a lacrosse long pole in half is to measure and cut it perfectly in half to get two exactly 30 inch lacrosse shafts.
Cutting A Broken Lacrosse Long Pole
If you break your lacrosse long pole, you can still get a 30 inch lacrosse attack shaft by cutting it. You just need to measure carefully to get exactly 30 inches for an exact lacrosse attack shaft. Once you’ve measured precisely 30 inches, find the perfect tool for cutting your lacrosse shaft.
How to Cut A Lacrosse Shaft
Once you have measured out precisely the length of lacrosse shaft you want to keep, mark that length on the lacrosse shaft. Try to mark this measurement permanently so you can see it throughout the cutting of the lacrosse shaft. The length is only one measurement of the cut, and you want to also cut with the correct angles. Your cut should be straight across the lacrosse shaft and straight up and down. For the perfect cut, you’ll need to decide on the correct tool for cutting your lacrosse shaft.
Besides the tool for cutting, you also want to make sure your lacrosse shaft is secure when you are cutting a lacrosse shaft. For safety and an accurate cut, secure your lacrosse shaft with a vise or some weight that can hold it in place. This will help you cut your lacrosse shaft without having the lacrosse shaft wiggle or move while you cut. Keeping your lacrosse shaft secure when you cut it will prevent an uneven or lopsided cut.
Choosing the Right Tool for Cutting A Lacrosse Shaft
The two best tools for cutting lacrosse shafts are as follows: a table saw or a metal file. You only want to use a metal file on a metal shaft when you don’t have access to a table saw. With a metal file, you can file down the line you want the cut to be on, and eventually, you will be able to snap the shaft apart.
A table saw is the safest and most precise tool for cutting a lacrosse shaft. Just be sure to be using a saw blade that is intended for cutting metal if you have a metal lacrosse shaft. Wooden lacrosse shafts and carbon fiber lacrosse shafts will be fine with most saw blades used on table saws.
If you don’t have a table saw, or access to a table saw, you’ll at least need a regular saw. Really, measuring and being careful are the most important things; as if we haven’t said it several times already. Just be sure you’re cutting the exact length of lacrosse shaft that you need for your project.