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Thread: Cam lean on Saber???

  1. #11
    SRF
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    Default ditto, same problem X2

    I had not read this thread before posting another, "jaguar tuning problems". Both my dads Jaguar, and my Orion have these same issues. The serving on the cables wears heavily and very quickly where it contacts the cam! The original strings on both our bows snapped while shooting after 1000 arrows or so, and the bows were only 6-8 months old with light use. On both bows the string broke about 1 1/2" up from the draw adjustment peg. I dont know if this is related, since the serving in the area of breakage showed little wear, but who knows. In any case the bows both have brand new winners choice strings and cables on them now. Ive shot a few hundered arrows out of mine, my dad only a couple dozen since he had his replaced, and already there is signifigant wear on the cable serving on both bows! On both bows the cable guard is rotated just enouph to give the duravanes on our arrows clearance. Our local bow shop tried to turn the cable guards in even further to prevent the problem, but how are you supposed to shoot your bow with the vanes of your arrows bouncing off of your cables? Im sure the short axle-to-axle bows dont help the problem, but it seems there should be something you could do other than just waxing the serving on the cables. One things for sure, my local Martin dealer has been completely unhelpful to me. Maybe Martin should flare the groove on the cam out a little more to reduce wear? I like the idea of removing the cam and softening that edge with emery, seems like it would help to me, although they would probably say its gonna void your warranty so you can't do it. I keep getting told theres nothing wrong with the Dyna cams, but this thread and my own problems really have me wondering. Winners Choice strings arent cheap, I would hate to do it but Ill sell the bow and get something else if its going to just eat them up and I cant do anything about it.

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    SRF....look at the reply I posted on your thread. I also sent a PM.

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    I too have a cam lean on my 2 week old Saber . I have taken my bow back to the dealer a week ago and he said that lean is NORMAL, I disagree. I have made posts on other archery foruums and showed the lean to alot of ppl in the archery world. Which all tell me that this lean is way too much. I have emailed jake at Martin with no return email, sent a 2nd email yesterday . I hope I get a return email, this time. I want to send the bow back to Martin because my dealer I bought it from is mainly a Bowtech dealer and outright told me he dosn't know much about Martin. The bow is a great bow I am shooting well with it but it is shreading up the servings on the cable and string servings. I am very upset now and dont know what too do.My dealer here in NW Montana is 150 mi round trip ride down the mountain and there is 90 days left till opening day Elk season. Here are some pick Pug n Paul.



    Last edited by Elk4me; 05-28-2006 at 04:03 PM.

  4. #14
    Cabba
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    Default cam problem

    We have had our Sabers since Xmas, & touch wood, we have been lucky that we don't seem to have any of these problems. Robbie did have the same cam problem with the wearing of strings on his jaguar though. We bought a leather deburring wheel to put on his grinder & polished the ridge out. This fixed the problem. You could also try taking it to a machine shop if you have one near by & get them to polish the cam for you. Hope this can help.

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    Thanks Cabba for the advise . But since I just bought the bow 2 weeks ago I dont feel that I should have to go thru anything like that myself. I feel Martin should address the problem and fix it for me. I have NP sending the bow back to Martin for a Certified Tech checkup.

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    I do agree with you, that Martin should come to the party & fix the problem. We didn't have much of a choise as we live 3000kms away from our dealer & even a lot further from the Martin factory itself. We actually asked our dealer on the other side of Australia how to fix it & he was the one that told us to use the leather deburring wheel on the grinder. If we made a mess of the wheel he would then send us a new wheel at no cost. We have a great dealer here, very helpful. He rings Martin Archey personally for us. I suggest you be very persistant with your dealer, if no luck go the next level & go to the Martin manufacturers themselves.
    We did have one problem with our 2 sabers & that was the poor finish in the colour. One phone call to Martin Archery, & 6 weeks later 2 new risers arrived in the mail. Because of the poor finish & thin paint on the first 2 risers we found that fly spray (aeroguard) added to the problem & melted the paint on them. The 2 new risers we have now have extra thick paint on them & a very glossy finish. Very hard wearing. Martin will help. RING THEM & THEY WILL HELP. We were the first to get Martin Sabers & 2 Slayr SE in Western Australia. No regrets.

  7. #17
    Elk4me
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    Thumbs up

    We'll I talked to Joel today and got a RA # and the bow is off back to Martin . Should get it back early next week sometime. I was very pleased with the prompt , curitious, and pleasent customer service from Martin unlike my local dealer WTG Martin and Martin Techs for a pleasent ,Painless, and over all great fix to the problem

  8. #18
    Elk4me
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    Well I am going crazy now no bow an georgious weather. but I know Martin will have it fixed soon

  9. #19
    MRHAPPY
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    did you get it resolved? where do you get the arrow stand you have? how much? thanks

  10. #20
    deer dude
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    you think you got it bad ,you should see how bad the cam lean is on the pantera of mine,brand new bucknasty cable is already showing the cut after not 20 shots. id really like to get my cash back out of this bow.

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