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Author Topic: fletching tool  (Read 823 times)

Offline yari

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fletching tool
« on: January 01, 2013, 03:11:41 PM »
i think i'm going to start fletching my arrows. the shop is charging $3 an arrow now. that's crazy

i'm looking for a fletcher that will fletch left and right helical. i currently need left helical because my broadheads have a slight left helical to them. i tried right and the arrows fly poorly.

any suggestions/ recommendations? what can i expect to pay

what about glue? any beeter than others?

thx for the help
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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2013, 04:25:16 PM »
a Good fletcher I would have no idea, I take mine to scheels and the guys in there don't charge me so I have never really looked into buying one.  As far as glue goes, I personally like using fast set glue,  The stuff is like concrete, don't need a lot of it, and it sets really fast, less then 30 seconds I would say.  Good luck finding a fletching tool!
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Offline yari

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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2013, 07:38:08 PM »
a Good fletcher I would have no idea, I take mine to scheels and the guys in there don't charge me so I have never really looked into buying one.  As far as glue goes, I personally like using fast set glue,  The stuff is like concrete, don't need a lot of it, and it sets really fast, less then 30 seconds I would say.  Good luck finding a fletching tool!

how do you rate? free fletching is tough if not impossible to find. nice work
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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2013, 07:13:28 AM »
Yari idk of a jig that will do right and left. There may be one out there. I use a blazer jig about 50 bucks

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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2013, 09:09:55 AM »
a Good fletcher I would have no idea, I take mine to scheels and the guys in there don't charge me so I have never really looked into buying one.  As far as glue goes, I personally like using fast set glue,  The stuff is like concrete, don't need a lot of it, and it sets really fast, less then 30 seconds I would say.  Good luck finding a fletching tool!

how do you rate? free fletching is tough if not impossible to find. nice work

I think they do a really good job in there,  The problem is most of the time they are too busy so it takes a couple days to get them back,  They are supposed to charge a buck an arrow, so even if they would charge me its not that bad.
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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 12:47:17 PM »
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Re: fletching tool
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2013, 07:23:42 PM »
Did you find what you needed yari??

http://reviews.ebay.com/Picking-the-Right-Fletching-Jig-Bitzenburger?ugid=10000000006869405

i priced it all out and figured it was easier and cheaper to have the shop fletch them. i don't go through many arrows. i've had the same dozen for years. if i go on a rampage, a buddy has an industrial bitzenberger from when he owned a shop that i can use. it was a good learning experience and an eye opener. i got sticker shock big time
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