Re-Pointing Darts

Replacing Steel-tip Dart Points

Also see the section on cleaning darts.

I have been asked many times where people can get their darts re-pointed. When I say to them they can re-point the darts themselves I am usually met with a blank reaction.

Re-pointing darts is not rocket science, it is a relatively easy process to do and you only need a few tools. But before I show you how let me answer the question why and when should darts be re-pointed.

It can take several sets of darts, shafts and flights before you find the ideal set for you. When you do find a set it is very rare that you will want to change as each set of darts are marginally different. Even the same make and style of dart can vary a bit.

Keeping your points sharp is also important. A cheap sharpening stone from and builders merchant or DIY store will set you back only one or two pounds.

Sharp points reduce bounce outs so that’s one good reason, the second reason is blunt darts can reduce the life of your dart board and at same stage you will find the points will get so small that the barrel will start to imbed in the board! Yes unfortunately I have seen this happen and the person who owned the darts was unwilling to have his points changed even when I offered to do this for him. (No I am not offering a re-pointing service!)

Before your dart points get this short you should replace them. Many dart suppliers sell points and will cost less than a couple of sets of good flights. Some suppliers will re-point your darts for you but it is an easy process to do yourself.

Using a dart re-pointing / point puller tool

By far the easiest way is to invest in a dart re-pointing tool or point puller. The tool will remove the old point easily and will require little effort. But I will also show you a couple of other methods I have used to remove dart points using a riveter and house hold tools.

Dart point pullers cost as much as a good set of high percentage tungsten darts around £35 or $70 so many players either use house hold tools or have a shop undertake the task for them. But if you belong to a team then it is well worth buying the useful tool to share between you.


How to use the dart point puller


First open up the screw thread by turning the wing nut at the top. Insert the point through the vice gap and then tighten the barrel onto the screw thread. Make sure you have the point as far down as possible and tighten the vice onto the point using the Alan key.


The next part of the process is quite easy. Unscrew the wing nut, this pullers the barrel of the dart away from the point leaving point in the vice. Remove the barrel and old point from the puller.


Inserting New Points.

Insert the new point into the barrel and  then reverser the process by placing it back into the point puller and screwing the barrel into place. The remove the dart and from the puller - job done.

Some people also like to add superglue to the point before screwing it home but this should not be necessary.

If this all looks a bit to much to handle then there are a number specialist darts shops that will do this for you.

For other methods to do this job please see the main website 

Please note nor it's owner accept no responsibility to losses or injury should you choose to follow the above method.

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