Two questions actually.
Shaft broke approximately 8″s above the adaptor.
2. – Do sell shafts with Opti-fit already installed?
I use the above tools also. I have better luck with a butane torch similar to item LPT500. These can be found at most home improvement stores. The problem I have with the heat gun is it discolors the adapter. 10-15 seconds with the butane torch on 3 sides of the adapter and it comes right off and doesn’t jazz up color. Also a good chance you “might” save the ferrule.
I saw this on youtube the other day. Probably the best I’ve seen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w8j5QDDGDjQ
After viewing this video, it will give you an idea if you’re ready to tackle something like this.
You can remove a broken shaft from an adaptor tools and experience. You would need a graphite shaft extractor (GW1009 or MA2007), and OEM adaptor saver kit (GW0130) and a heat gun. The biggest challenge is in saving the ferrule that is on the adaptor. It is plastic and susceptible to heat. We do sell replacements for those if it does get damaged in the removal process (BB9096 is the ferrul code). We do sell the adaptors and yes, we can install adaptors on shafts. cost is the price of he shaft, the price of the adaptor and $10.00 for installation. The Opti Fit adaptors can be found on our website here:
Hope this helps.