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    When adjusting some of the bows down to lower poundageage and shorter DL, I have noticed that the the string is way to tight against the STS.
    Is anyone else noticed this? I am debating just taking out the rod and cutting it down some.
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    If it can't be adjusted any shorter then that's what I'd do. A hacksaw and file to chamfer the end will make short work of it. About 1/4" should allow you to adjust short enough without making it too short to move back to a longer position. Actually you can cut from the back end without removing the rod from the riser. Then just stick the rubber stop back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bfisher View Post
    If it can't be adjusted any shorter then that's what I'd do. A hacksaw and file to chamfer the end will make short work of it. About 1/4" should allow you to adjust short enough without making it too short to move back to a longer position. Actually you can cut from the back end without removing the rod from the riser. Then just stick the rubber stop back on.
    yeah ive had to do this on some Bear bows in the past. Thanks
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    I've been known to throw an sts on an arrow saw a time or two.

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    Just found this thread.....my sts rod is Aluminum....hacksaw???I'm thinking, chop saw or band saw...

    What material is y'all's???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SixShooter14 View Post
    Just found this thread.....my sts rod is Aluminum....hacksaw???I'm thinking, chop saw or band saw...

    What material is y'all's???
    Unless they're custom made, they all should be aluminum. Your last to cut options would be quickest and easiest obviously, just make sure you round the end a little so it will go back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SixShooter14 View Post
    Just found this thread.....my sts rod is Aluminum....hacksaw???I'm thinking, chop saw or band saw...

    What material is y'all's???
    I used my arrow saw. I just took it easy and went slow. Of course I have extra blades if it had broke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by topnock View Post
    I used my arrow saw. I just took it easy and went slow. Of course I have extra blades if it had broke.
    I used an old blade on a die grinder.....basically the same thing
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