How To Remove a Broken Dart Stem

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If you’ve ever played darts, then you know the occasionally broken dart stem is inevitable. But don’t worry, removing a broken stem is quite easy. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to do it in just a few simple steps.

What causes a dart stem to break?

Ever wondered why your dart stem sometimes snaps in half? Several reasons could be responsible. If a throw is off-balance, the force of impact can cause the dart stem to break, especially if it’s made of a more brittle material like plastic. The thickness and type of stems also play an important role – thicker stems tend to absorb force better than thinner ones while metal or carbon fiber stems can resist impacts better than plastic.

Even when you take all these factors into account though, wear and tear can also break down many types of darts over time, so making sure to check your darts regularly for damage and replacing them as necessary can help keep you in the game!

How can I tell if my dart stem is broken?

Many people fail to consider how their dart stem’s condition can affect the game they’re playing. Fortunately, breaking your dart stem is rather easy to identify. If you’ve noticed that your darts have a sudden decrease in accuracy and that there seems to be something wrong with the flight mechanism, it’s likely that the stem has been broken. A visual check of your dart stems should also be performed, which should reveal any cracks or bolts that may have come loose over time.

Additionally, if you feel like something isn’t quite right when taking the flights off of your dart stem and subsequently attempting to put them back on, it’s likely that the threads are compromised and will require replacement. If not taken care of soon enough, a broken stem can significantly slow down your gameplay and cause unnecessary frustration for you and your partners. Make sure to give your darts an inspection now and then to ensure you are shooting with optimal equipment!

What is the risk of playing with a broken dart stem?

Playing with a broken dart stem can be risky business! A fractured stem increases the chances of a weakened grip, making the dart more likely to slip out of your hand and fly off in unintended directions. Also, playing with a broken dart stem decreases accuracy as it can cause sagging and cause your darts to end up scattered far from their intended destination.

Finally, a broken stem is more exposed, leaving you at greater risk of getting poked by the sharp points at the ends. These risks aside, playing with a broken dart stem is no reason to give up – proper maintenance and quality parts will help reduce these dangers significantly and keep you happily slinging darts!

Can I use pliers to remove a broken dart stem?

Trying to get a broken dart stem out can seem like a daunting task, especially if you don’t have the specialized tools for doing so. Surprisingly, you can use pliers to remove a broken dart stem from your wall! Simply grip onto the end of the dart stem with your pliers and twist gently until it comes out.

As always with repairs involving tools such as pliers, be sure to approach cautiously and use light pressure when in contact with the wall. But with care, pliers are great for quickly and safely removing broken darts from their stems to avoid any further damage or wall patches.

Is it better to remove the broken stem myself or seek professional help?

When dealing with broken stems on plants or trees, it’s tough to decide whether to tackle the job yourself or call for professional help.  You could probably handle the task if you have the right tools and know-how, although there is always a chance of making things worse in the process.

On the other hand, a professional will be equipped with proper hardware, expertise, and experience; they should be able to get the job done quickly and with confidence that nothing else in the surrounding area will be disturbed. If you are unsure of what to do when faced with a broken stem situation, professional help may be your best bet.

What tools do I need to remove a broken dart stem?

Removing a broken dart stem can be a tricky task, so it’s important to have the right tools. To successfully remove a broken dart stem, you’ll need tweezers, an awl, pliers, and a rubber band. First, use the tweezers to free up any debris that is or may be blocking the shaft from coming out.

Next, grab your awl and create a hole for the head of the shaft to fit into – make sure it’s small enough for the shaft head but large enough to ensure that it won’t get jammed in there. Once you’ve installed the awl, use your pliers and the rubber band to slowly pull out the remaining sections of the darts stem. With this equipment and a little bit of patience, you can confidently remove even the most stubbornly stuck dart stems!


All in all, removing a broken dart stem can be easily done with the right supplies. No need to stress out or go running to the store to buy expensive equipment because you have what you need right at home. Just be sure to be patient and take it one step at a time while being careful not to cause further damage. With this guide, in no time your dartboard will look like new again and you can start enjoying your next round of darts! And who knows, maybe practicing all those trick shots will come in handy during your next game of darts!

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 Jason Greeves

Jason Greeves

Darts are more than just a bar game. It requires concentration and an hand-eye coordination gift from heaven.
But it also takes a good board to get really good. And no one knows dart boards more than me.

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Darts are more than just a bar game. It requires concentration and an hand-eye coordination gift from heaven.
But it also takes a good board to get really good. And no one knows dart boards more than me.

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