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I was just fitted for AP2 irons with KBS C-Taper X flex shafts +1/2, 2 degrees upright. In researching it appears that I could buy almost new irons (hit 5 times, same lie), brand new shafts for my specs and have them put into the clubs for a much lower price than buying everything brand new. Additionally, shafts coming out of irons would be KBS Tour, X flex same length.
My question is what issues I am introducing in going that route vs. buying brand new? I want to purchase the right way but also could use the extra money to upgrade driver/ fairways.
Thanks in advance.
If you are buying them anywhere other than an authorized Titleist retailer, you bring in the possibility of purchasing a counterfeit set. One other issue is that there won't be any warranty associated with the second hand set.
Concur with Cameron.
The cost of reshafting the club is approx $17 labor plus the price of the shaft and grip (assuming a Titleist grip is a bit more pricey - about $12-15). I believe the cost of a Project X or KBS Tour Shaft is about $36 each. So let's say about $65 per club for the shafts and whatever price you paid for the irons (the low price for a set of AP2 irons is $450 or so on eBay). $115 per club with price of the irons plus the reshaft.
The cost of a set of AP2 irons is $1000 or so. That's $110 per club.
Thanks for the feedback, makes sense. It doesn't appear that the $ savings associated with building vs. buying a set of irons to my specs will be significant enough to offset not having a warranty or not knowing the history of the used the clubs.
The time when it makes better sense to reshaft is when you are doing it to a set of clubs you already own (then the club cost is $0).
The $17 labor is $5 to pull the head, $10 to assemble, $2 for grip install.
I had a set of Eye 2 irons (5-PW) that I had reshafted to TT Lite XL regular from a mixed bundle. I was able to get the install for free since the shipment was delayed. The price of TT Lite XL is about $9/shaft. I was charged for a regrip/cut. The cost per club was $25 including pull head, shaft, grip install and shaft cut.
Also, in buying used clubs, you should already know what shaft works.