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Old 10-24-2019, 08:46 AM   #1
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What are the must-have tools for building your own arrows?

So far I have:

Arrow saw
Arrow squaring device
Fletching tool
Arrow deburr tool
Arrow spinner
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Insert glue / fletching glue (are these the same??)
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:50 AM   #2
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Insert glue usually comes with the inserts, it’s a two part epoxy.

Fletching glue is different, essentially super glue. I use the Gorillas glue that has the brush, makes it much easier to apply.

List looks good.
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:52 AM   #3
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Insert glue usually comes with the inserts, its a two part epoxy.

Fletching glue is different, essentially super glue. I use the Gorillas glue that has the brush, makes it much easier to apply.

List looks good.


Thanks for the quick response! I bought the titanium outserts for my Easton FMJ Injexions and they did not come with epoxy. Also, any difference in tool selection between FMJs and carbon arrows?
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Old 10-24-2019, 08:55 AM   #4
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I use hot melt for inserts . But some people don't like it.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:12 AM   #5
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In for this, I always think about making my own.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:16 AM   #6
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In for this, I always think about making my own.
Same here.

Curious on where to get quality carbon shafts. Seeing this thread, I did a quick search and see some on ebay. But not sure if I would go that route.


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Old 10-24-2019, 09:23 AM   #7
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Same here.

Curious on where to get quality carbon shafts. Seeing this thread, I did a quick search and see some on ebay. But not sure if I would go that route.


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I buy my velocity 300s from the gold tip website or amazon..
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:31 AM   #8
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Same here.

Curious on where to get quality carbon shafts. Seeing this thread, I did a quick search and see some on ebay. But not sure if I would go that route.


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Lancaster Archery has alot of bare shafts on their website.
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Old 10-24-2019, 09:43 AM   #9
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Keep em coming!


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Old 10-24-2019, 10:05 AM   #10
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I use the same gorilla super glue for fletching and inserts. It’s worked fine for me. Other than that, your list looks good. I’d invest money in a good fletching jig too.
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Old 10-24-2019, 10:21 AM   #11
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I use the same gorilla super glue for fletching and inserts. Its worked fine for me. Other than that, your list looks good. Id invest money in a good fletching jig too.


Feel free to throw out some suggestions. Lots to choose from and Im willing to spend the money up front on good equipment. Saws, as well.
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Old 10-25-2019, 11:38 AM   #12
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I've had great success with both Carbon Express and Pine Ridge fletching glues. For inserts I really like INSTAbond IR-1500, its a fast set adhesive impregnated with rubber with keeps the bond flexible and less prone to sheering under a shock load. For outsert or HIT types anchoring systems AAE 2-part slow cure is the best option. The are several options on saws but I have literally cut thousands of shafts with 8,000 RPM Weston. My two preferred fletching jigs are the Arizona Mini-max and the Blitz.
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:26 PM   #13
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Maybe I missed it. But depending on the shafts you are using, a spine location tool could be some help. Some shafts mfgs orrientate the spine according to label. Some not.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
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Old 10-25-2019, 12:47 PM   #14
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Every fletching will have a glue it likes the best. Something I learned along time ago about fletching sand glue, if you buy a primer pen it will ensure solid vane adhesion no matter the glue. Best thing I ever did in arrow building was stumble across the primer pen.
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Old 10-25-2019, 03:47 PM   #15
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I prefer fletching tape over the glue.
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Old 10-28-2019, 11:17 AM   #16
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Maybe I missed it. But depending on the shafts you are using, a spine location tool could be some help. Some shafts mfgs orrientate the spine according to label. Some not.

The fish are biting, and there's hogs to be kilt. Gotta go!
Instead of buying this tool you can just shoot your shafts unfletched through paper and find the spine, only takes about three shots per arrow max.
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