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    Been planning on getting a BowMaster for quite a while now, just never pulled the trigger on it. I put together a DIY type with a turnbuckle and cables. Anyway, just checking that these adapters would be the right ones for my needs should I get the press finally.
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    Yes, they should work fairly well until you get a bow with past-parallel limbs. I have a set of these that are older and the tips that hook over the limbs are hook shaped. I've been thinking of straightening them out to look just like the ones here in the pic. Frankly I don't use them on solid limb bows (Martin).
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    Just picked these up with a Bowmaster ... finally. Going to come in so handy when I'm doing my little tinkering/tuning. Love the convenience of the limb bolt turn out to get slack on the string ... but that takes some time. Feel like it was a pretty good deal to pick this up through Bowhuntersuperstore on fleabay ... last one they had. Estimated delivery by Friday this week ... impressive.
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    Received the brackets yesterday and should be receiving the press today. Pretty excited about having this in my toolbox now going forward. Last thing to get done is the drawboard.
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    To be honest, the Bowmaster is fairly slow, but the upside is that it is portable and costs a few dollars less than those $500+ presses. For difference in price I can put up with a little inconvenience in time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    To be honest, the Bowmaster is fairly slow, but the upside is that it is portable and costs a few dollars more than those $500+ presses. For difference in price I can put up with a little inconvenience in time.
    Right, slow will get the job done. I know you can use a ratchet and socket on it, so I'm hoping that will make it less slow and easier to turn. I'll post my opinions on it later. Thanks Barry.
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    Bowmaster came in today. Had to take a half twist out of the string, been having some peep twist - but that is from some other tuning I have done. Hooked up the Bowmaster with the adapters and got out my 5/8" socket - couple turns of the bolts out and then twists of the ratchet - loose string - twist - done.

    Placed a rag in btw the press and the string/cable to keep it from rubbing. Overall really happy with having this in my box to do work as needed.
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    Are the adaptors necessary I've got a bowmaster press when I've worked on the Bengal I didn't use adapter just used strong cable ties to keep press from sliding up onto the cam what do you think? Stressed about it whilst doing it,but all went well.
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    The Bowmaster can be hooked up sever always dpending on the bow. Here are a couple:

    The first shows hooking up without the adaptors using the limb forks.

    The second shows hooking the adaptors over the limb fork and outside the string. If you find this puts undo pressure on the string as you crank it down then try it like the last pic with the adaptors between the strin and cable. Using it this way you don't have to crank down so much and there is less pressure on the limbs and if working on the string it is more easily accessible.
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    Thanks for the pics,I've never owned a bow that is as parallel as the Bengal pro when press to the point where the string becomes loose the limbs are past parallel gets you thinking its going to move is it safer to use adapter on bows that parallel.
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