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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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    I cut my own I use to cut them by hand with a air cutter. But I built an arrow saw out of an old bed rail and sewing machine motor.

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    MLN I forgot you will need to square up the ends after you cut them. This is so the inserts fit evenly and the broad heads will fly without a wobble. I made my own and installed on my arrow saw. Do a search on AT and they have my DIY ideas you can do at home.

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    Hutch

    For squaring I am thinking of getting a Lumenock FAST arrow squaring tool. It's not too expensive and look pretty convenient.



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    That is a good one. Simple and convenient. I like your choice and is not so pricey

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    I cut my arrows with a small hacksaw (and yes, i wrap the shaft with tape). I do it slowly and carefully and so far i haven't needed an extra squaring.
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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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    Hundred fifty bucks, shipping and tax included.
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