I bought an expensive Stiletto titanium hammer a few years ago, and I love it. Not long after buying it, though, I noticed that the rubber on the handle had begun to loosen from where it meets the bare metal on the shaft. I went back to the store where I had bought the hammer and was told that this problem was common. A repair would take a couple of weeks and cost me $60. I decided to see what I could come up with myself.
My solution turned out to be simple: Loctite PL Premium construction adhesive. I applied a bunch to the joint between the bare metal and the rubber, smoothed it over, and let it cure overnight. The adhesive has to be replaced about once a year, but it’s much easier on my wallet and on my time than the alternative.
Kevin Lemay, Ottawa, None