Originally Posted by NonstopHop
Can I just replace the brass tips?
You can replace just the tips. That's an expensive proposition. One problem with those tips is they tend to seize and snap and then you have to try to pull them out with a screw extractor which won't work so you'll have to drill and re-tap and then go replace the band-aid you put on earlier when you ripped the skin off your finger when you lost your patience and said that bad word that you told your 3 year old never to say...
and no... mine are all grown up
a.k.a. been there, done that for customers