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Old 10-02-2022, 07:39 PM   #1
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I have an old arrow that isn't any good any more. I need to get the broadhead out but it is stuck. What is the best way to do this? The arrow is trash if that matters.
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:43 PM   #2
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Does it twist? I had some aluminum ferrules that had corrosion I was able to pull them off (very carefully)after unscrewing. Not sure that helps at all but that’s all I got
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:45 PM   #3
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Steel broadhead shaft, and aluminum inserts, donít react well over time. Youíll likely have to melt the insert off with a torch.


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Old 10-02-2022, 07:52 PM   #4
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Steel broadhead shaft, and aluminum inserts, donít react well over time. Youíll likely have to melt the insert off with a torch.


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That's what I was afraid of. I'm sure there is corrosion or something binding it up. Really everything is disposable except the broadhead so this may be an option.
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Old 10-02-2022, 07:54 PM   #5
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Does it twist? I had some aluminum ferrules that had corrosion I was able to pull them off (very carefully)after unscrewing. Not sure that helps at all but thatís all I got
No, nothing moves but I have only tried by hand. I think if I take blades off I can put it in a vice and try to turn with vice grips or channel locks. That will likely be my first go but I wanted to see if there was something common and easy that I was missing...
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Old 10-02-2022, 08:19 PM   #6
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Heat it as you try to turn it, it may just come loose. Heat it and spray pb blaster on the threads, may pull some down in it. If not, melt and peel.


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Old 10-02-2022, 08:41 PM   #7
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Aluminum inserts melt real quick

I was messing with one trying to cook off some old epoxy. In no time half of it fell off and luckily did not land on anything that I cared about, including my bare foot

I would use some heat to get it out of the shaft, then put broadhead in a broadhead wrench and try to ease it off with vice grips first
Like Dale suggested, a little PB down the back of insert into threads might help
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:46 PM   #8
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Thanks for the help. I took the broadhead apart and cranked on it with plyers and channel locks and it came out. Paint was scraped off the broadhead but it is usable and in another arrow now.
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Old 10-02-2022, 09:47 PM   #9
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Cut the arrow and pour your favorite lube in the arrow for a day or two.
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