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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    That does look pretty nice. Of course that would make one more thing I have to find room for. LOL
    I see your point there room is not easy to come by.

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    Yeah and some day I might need that room so I can have a Super Shooter!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MLN1963 View Post
    Yeah and some day I might need that room so I can have a Super Shooter!
    That is a piece of cake. Try a 10' string jig. Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjchasman View Post
    Don't know if your asking me but...
    Yup! that's exactly the one I use. You can upgrade to a better name brand cutting disc if you like but I have not had any problems w/ the generics. Remember ...go slow.
    that's the one I used also, only exception is mine's mainly orange.
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    imho you should do what i do. i've got two friends who have arrow saws...i get new arrows i just go visit

    those carbon arrows are too darn expensive for me to mess up on 'em. guess i'm just a chicken at heart...bak bak bak...

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    Not to hijack this thread, but how important is it REALLY to have a perfectly square end? Regardless of whether it's an insert, outsert, or nock, It's going to fit inside, or over the arrow. Logic would say that even if it wasn't a perfectly square cut, the part in question (insert, nock, etc.) is only going to seat down until it makes contact with the shaft. The main point of contact is either inside, or outside the arrow, not on the very end of the arrow. I do square my arrows, but reading this thread made me do some thinking and questioning. lol
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    Untill you shoot it and/or hit the target, then all the force of the nock or insert is directed only to that one small point of contact on the angled end of your shaft...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ehunter View Post
    Not to hijack this thread, but how important is it REALLY to have a perfectly square end? Regardless of whether it's an insert, outsert, or nock, It's going to fit inside, or over the arrow. Logic would say that even if it wasn't a perfectly square cut, the part in question (insert, nock, etc.) is only going to seat down until it makes contact with the shaft. The main point of contact is either inside, or outside the arrow, not on the very end of the arrow. I do square my arrows, but reading this thread made me do some thinking and questioning. lol
    I was watching a show on the Outdoor Channel, Dead Down Wind with Tom Nelson. His tip was on this very thing. He had an arrow that consistantly flew high and right. He squared the nock end and it hit with the others.
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    I square all the ends on my arrows for this reason to keep perfect flight. Once you have shot an arrow, the impact can warp the insert if it is not resting on a square end of an arrow. I believe Spiker said the same. Those aluminum inserts don't take too much to bend.
    If you haven't seen a broad head wobble then you are in for a treat if you don't square your arrow ends.

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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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