Do you want an honest answer? Over the years I've used a lot of tools on different shafts. Dull knives, sharp knives, scissors, you name it. Whatever I got into my hands at the time. And these to remove feathers, vanes, and several types of glue.
Pretty much what I've settled on is a untility knife with a sharp blade. For vanes I hold the arrow in my left hand with the blade held at about a 10 to 15 degree angle. Holding the knife in the right hand I start the blade under the front of the blade and help push it with the left thumb until I get enough of the vane lose enough to pull it off. If it tears or is stuck then I keep going with the knife. Once the vane is removed I just scrape the blade back and forth at the same angle, but with less pressure till I can feel no more glue gobs or ridges. Pretty simple, really. Nothing magical.
If I've used any super glue then I continue with the scraping. If I use Fletchtite Platinum then I use a cloth and acetone to vigorously rub until the shaft is smooth. Then clean it with 91% alcohol and refletch.
Just lately I tried some 4" wraps to see what all the hoopla is about. They do make the job easier and quicker, but at $1 apiece the jury is still out. That and I have to be careful about the FOC. That's why I'm using 4" wraps and 2" feathers.
27" Gold Tip Ul 500 with 80 grain tip and CB bushing and G nock and the FOC is just shy of 11%. Pretty good really. I have some arrows set up with regular inserts and 65gr Saunders screw-ins that are identical, for all intent and purposes. I have 4" feathers on them and I could probably throw on my 75gr InnerLoc b-heads and hunt with them, but at about 285gr they'd be a little on the light side.
Here I go rambling again.
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