How to repair an axehandle that has a lengthwise crack, split or break. This technique will work with any wooden handle, and can be used to strengthen or repair any cracked wood. Tips on choosing, replacing, and making your own wooden axe and tool handles. I have an axe with a damaged handle that needs replacing, but I don't know how to do it. What tools and techniques should I use to get the job done? If you crack, split or break an axehandle, the safest thing to do is to replace it rather than wrap it with tape or try to fix it with epoxy glue. Other solutions can be extremely unsafe and they just don’t work in the long run. Few people trust themselves to fit a new handle, or haft, to an axe. But if you have a reasonable amount of woodworking experience, and follow these directions, it should be a fairly easy thing to do right. How to replace an axehandle. Contact Me: [email protected] Subscribe to Wranglerstar - How to Re-handle an Axe I tried to fix this by cutting away the handle on both sides of the wedge so I could drive the wedge deeper (pic 6). How to Replace an AxeHandle. buying a new axe will save you effort. Repair stores in your area may have the equipment and expertise to replace an Repair for a fiberglass handle splitting maul? Posted By Stlshrk I have a fiberglass handled axe and a FG splitter and I used to really feel the give and bend in I bought a maul for splitting wood. It has a fiberglass handle and the part that goes into the actual 'maul' is very small and filled with a plastic type material.