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rpalt1
04-02-2011, 08:42 PM
I need some ideas on fletching jigs. Just something simple to make a few arrows when needed and field repairs. It would be for small carbon arrows ics 400 hunters or I was thinking about the new shrink fletch, but with my rest,bodoodle, im afraid it might rip those. Time to ask you gents;)

martinbowhunter
04-02-2011, 08:49 PM
Bitz all the way! little expensive but well worth it.

SonnyThomas
04-02-2011, 10:06 PM
The shrink type vanes are fairly expensive.

I've tried and have a few jigs and it comes down to personal perference and how many arrows you have to do and how fast.

The Bitzenberger is probably one of the best built jigs and feels that way, but only one arrow at time. Still, the Bitzenberger is no better than other single arrow jigs if one doesn't opt for the centering attachment (forget the name). So more expense. Mine is virtually brand new and I rarely use it, maybe a dozen arrows - In fact, I don't know where it's at.

JoJan makes a single arrow, but my favorite and most used are JoJans are the multi-fletchers (6 arrows) in straight and full helical. Rarely use the single.

The New Bohning Tower in 3 degree for short vanes is another option - one arrow and all 3 vanes at once. One should consider the extentions available so factory length placement of vanes can be had. Used it and does the job. Don't buy the Tower that has the round rings for the clamps.

Martin also makes a single arrow jig. I have one of these with straight clamp and what appears to be a 5 degree clamp. For sure it's not full helical like the Bitz or JoJans, but then mine is fairly old.

Simple Life
04-03-2011, 05:15 AM
I use a Bitz.I have also used the shrink fletch,and when properly installed,they are very tough and durable.

Hutch~n~Son Archery
04-03-2011, 05:52 AM
I need some ideas on fletching jigs. Just something simple to make a few arrows when needed and field repairs. It would be for small carbon arrows ics 400 hunters or I was thinking about the new shrink fletch, but with my rest,bodoodle, im afraid it might rip those. Time to ask you gents;)
If you are not into the extremes an Arizona ezfletch. will do very well. I have two and no complaints. If you are planning a lot of fletching go with a Bitz

Hutch:cool:

archerx7
04-03-2011, 06:41 AM
BPE Pro Series jigs are fairly inexpensive, have a lot of adjustability for fletching orientation, offset, shaft size and they offer both straight and helical clamps. I use these and jojan multifletch. I use the BPE's the most.

MLN1963
04-03-2011, 07:47 AM
FOBs, never fletch again. :cool:

Ehunter
04-03-2011, 12:37 PM
Mine's a Bitz and I can't say a bad thing about it. I did buy one of Cabelas "Multi-fletch" jigs, and it was a POS. Sent it back after a week, and got the Bitz. These are the only two I have ever used though, so can't comment on the other brands. I use my Bitz on everything from the ultra small Nano's to Beman ICS, and up to Easton 2216's. Easy to adjust, straight to alot of helical.

martinbowhunter
04-03-2011, 01:03 PM
FOBs, never fletch again. :cool:

How are those FOBs? I have heard they make alot of noise?

MLN1963
04-03-2011, 03:50 PM
I can say it was easy to make up six arrows today. Measure, cut, square, glue in inserts, FOB and you are done. Sweet!

I only shot about 12 arrows and didn't think they were noisy but the wind is about 27-32 mph here today so it is hard to say.