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    Default How Do You Cut Your Arrows To Length?

    I'm going to order some full length pre fletched carbon arrows. Once I get the rest and the draw length dialed I'll cut them to length. I have several ideas on how to cut them but thought that I would ask how others do it. I prefer to learn from others mistakes instead of my own.

    I could wait to have it all done and then order cut to length arrows but that would be too easy!
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    I am thinking of wrapping the arrow in masking tape at the cut point and cutting with a Dremel. I'll probably make a couple of V-blocks to rotate the arrow in while I use the cut off wheel on a Dremel tool.

    Sound okay?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    I am thinking of wrapping the arrow in masking tape at the cut point and cutting with a Dremel. I'll probably make a couple of V-blocks to rotate the arrow in while I use the cut off wheel on a Dremel tool.

    Sound okay?
    yep thats how we do ours....
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    Harbor Freight has a mini cut off saw w/ abrasive blades. Works good, looks like a power miter saw but small. Has a clamp table to keep arrow square. I pre measure and mark arrows then cut at mark. Not the highest quality but works good. Go slow through the cut. I believe they are on line www.HarborFreight.com. Unfortunately I think everything is made in China. It goes on sale now and then if you can wait.
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    I use an apple arrow saw. Used to use a Dremel, and it worked just fine. The arrow saw is faster, and a bit cleaner cut though.
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    http://www.archerytalk.com/vb/showthread.php?t=1445432
    MLN Try this one. It looks well done.

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    Default Arrow Cutting Success!!!

    I cut some arrows and they came out really nice. The best part is I had everything on hand and didn't have to buy or make anything.

    I wrapped the arrows with masking tape at the cut. It probably wasn't needed but it was easier to see the cut mark on the tape than on a carbon arrow. I set up some machinest "V-Blocks" close to a solid stop (the side of my grill in this case) and has my wife spin the arrows as I chopped them with a cut-off wheel in my dremel tool.

    Spinning the arrows in the v-blocks while cutting kept things pretty square. Then I used a Lumenock Fletched Arrow Squaring Tool to ensure the both ends were perfectly square. It was very easy all in all. Although it's not as fast as an arrow saw or chop saw it's just as effective.
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    I use a regular old arrow saw. I've had no problems w out of square ends.
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    I just bought one of the Lumenok FAST squaring tools. I have to say, it is a nice addition to my archery tools. I never realised just how far out of square an arrow could be coming off an arrow saw until I checked a couple arrows with this. The arrows I use have half-outserts, and I was warned to make sure the ends were perfectly square. Some of the arrows took as many as 50 turns on the squaring tool before they squared up. Now I know they are right. One of the best $39 I've spent in a while.
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