Can you steam out a rubberset 400 knot?

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  1. Repr1

    Repr1 New Member

    Hey guy, I need some help. I have a rubberset 400 that had a bad knot. I was wondering if it’s possible to steam one out. Has anybody done it? How did you do it? I don’t have the tools to drill it out and I don’t own a dremel, but we have a load of old junk pots and things I could steam it out with if it’s possible. I haven’t seen any tutorials about steaming out the rubber coated knot so I don’t know if you can.
  2. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    I haven't restored one, but I'd drop it in a pot of water (after cutting as much of the knot off as possible) and boil the snot out of it. After 5-10minutes of a full boil I'd pull off the heat add some dish soap and let it soak. After 10 minutes I'd pull it out of the water and using a couple dry wash cloths, I'd wrestle the top ferrel from the handle.

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  3. Terry

    Terry Tool Admirer

    I just cut down the knot as far as possible with a sharp knife. Then drill out knot. Using a forstner bit is how I did it.
  4. Primotenore

    Primotenore missed opera tunity

    Article Team
    Removing the knot is just your first step. You have to get the ferrule removed. Aluminum is soft and easily scratched. I would ask our friend from Cackalacky: @Jayaruh
  5. PLANofMAN

    PLANofMAN Paperboy

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    Rubber strap wrenches will be your best friend for getting the knot out of a Rubberset 400.
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  6. DaltonGang

    DaltonGang Ol' Itchy Whiskers

    Ive removed knots out of aluminium handles, and the safest way is to boil it for 5 minutes or so. Hold the hot handle with a cloth, then grab the knot with some pliers, and pull. If it cools fast, just reboil, and continue.
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