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    I've been the course of 4" Vanes, Nap Quick Fletch ( too pricy), Twisters, Norway Fusions, Blazers, now some 4" Shield Cut Trueflights. End result for me is Blazers on a Ariz. Mini and feathers with a right Arizona that I used my Dremel Tool to widen the opening just enough to use it with feathers. The feathers are the best to 30 yrds. Arrow prep is, cut to my 29" lenght by taking 1" off the nock end and then square the nock end, cut arrow to 29" and square the insert end before inserts are glued in, final square of the inserts to get my broadheads lined up and I'am done. Lately been really piling the 340 Axis with feathers out to 30 yards. Gobblers are gonna catch a Muzzy 125 Phantom if I can get one into 30 yards.

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    Mac, fletching is easy. It will give you the chance to try out different types of vanes and pick the brand you like besJo Jan use a jojan single fletcher and can get an arrow done in about a minute not counting any prep time.
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    Arrow squaring, something I don't do and don't believe in if the arrow is cut properly to start with.

    I have the shop's arrow saw set so the blade just cuts the wall of the shaft. I roll the shaft into the blade and keep rolling the shaft until the cut is complete and spin the arrow a couple of times after the cut is complete. Not once of going on 5 years have I had a complaint.

    I will cut arrows as the customer wants, half and half, and I charge them double. 1 cut is one price, so 2 cuts should be double.

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    I have always cut my arrows using the same technique as Sonny describes, and have never had a wobbley point. YMMV
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    My cheapo saw and being a former reloader have left me with a compulsive perfectionist veiw. I do notice though if I mark the end of uncut or cut ends with a silver marker and then touch the end to my sqaring tool the arrows are not as square as I desire. Just me.

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    Cool

    ...and then add the raggedy end of a glued in insert. Does anyone square the insert once installed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by peace View Post
    ...and then add the raggedy end of a glued in insert. Does anyone square the insert once installed?
    I think I understand what you're saying, I think, and I have brought this up before...Always got some song and dance routine throw back at me...Probably because they were miffed .
    Me, I like snug inserts, okay a little of press to seat them. Unsquared shaft and all, you shove that insert in and that's it, done. The barrel of the insert is aligned to the inside of the arrow shaft and the collar of the insert stops on whatever high spot of the unsquared arrow shaft end. So much for squaring the end of the arrow shaft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sonny Thomas View Post
    I think I understand what you're saying, I think, and I have brought this up before...Always got some song and dance routine throw back at me...Probably because they were miffed .
    Me, I like snug inserts, okay a little of press to seat them. Unsquared shaft and all, you shove that insert in and that's it, done. The barrel of the insert is aligned to the inside of the arrow shaft and the collar of the insert stops on whatever high spot of the unsquared arrow shaft end. So much for squaring the end of the arrow shaft.
    My thoughts exactly, how can it be anything but straight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by elkslayer4x5 View Post
    My thoughts exactly, how can it be anything but straight?
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    Oh man She's gonna kill me, I can hear it now, " What the heck do you need that for, just get the ones that are already made,"
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