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Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by cumberlandxbow » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:17 pm

I shoot 16.5" BEEs out of my micro 335. I am thinking about trying to make my own arrows. I would want to buy shafts and cut them down. Can I use my mitre saw to cut the shafts or is there another specialized saw that I need? Thanks for the help.

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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by hankenhunter » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:24 pm

Its more the blade than the saw. Has to be a very smooth cutting blade or your arrows may have micro splits that would be dangerous. Personally I would buy a proper arrow saw. But thats just me.
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by xcaliber » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:24 pm

Basically the arrow saw uses a thin grinding wheel, like a cut off style wheel. There have been some very clever designs posted here in the past, do a search, and then PM the geniuses that made them! :wink:
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by mikej » Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:43 pm

I've seen a dremal with the flex attachment bench mounted on a hinge and rollers from spam cupboards used to make an arrow saw
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by Normous » Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:35 pm

I have been using the Arbor Freight 2" Mini Cut Off Saw for over 10 years on aluminum and Carbon arrows with confidence. $35 bucks and works perfect!
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by longbow joe » Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:31 pm

Half of the problem is cutting them . But almost as important is that they are SQUARE so your inserts are square. You can cut them with any fine blade but get a squaring tool for 30 bucks.
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by bigbowman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:40 am

I broke down and finally bought an Apple arrow saw, G5 squaring tool and some very good jigs! I've tried the cheap way and was not at all happy! I didn't buy the best & expensive tools but did buy the correct tools for the trade! Good luck!
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by nchunterkw » Wed Oct 11, 2017 8:11 am

Normous wrote:
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:35 pm
I have been using the Arbor Freight 2" Mini Cut Off Saw for over 10 years on aluminum and Carbon arrows with confidence. $35 bucks and works perfect!
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This and a squaring tool. When I use my little saw I go a little past 1/2 way then turn the arrow 180 degrees and do the other 1/2 of the cut. If not I sometimes get a small chip out at the very end of the cut.
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by bigbowman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:07 pm

I set up and cut some carbon arrows with my new saw. That thing is so sweet! I have it set up for a rolling cut. This thing cuts arrows so smooth and almost perfectly square! Finished them up with the G5 squaring tool for a perfect finished ready for inserts. Bought insert glue from Jerry from SSAS and that is the best insert glue I’ve ever used! Just waiting for a crossbow nock reciever for my Bohning Blazer jig and I can get some arrows fletched up with some new Blazer vanes. 😎

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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by vixenmaster » Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:41 pm

I am no help as i bought a arrow saw n the sq'in plate over 40 yrs ago n still use it :D
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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by sproulman » Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:40 pm

I used my Dremel tool with cut off wheel.Took square and got the dremel tool as square as my eye could get and used a c-clamp to hold it.

Cut arrow and used squaring tool to sand the arrow square ...

but if i was building arrows I would use jig etc ...

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Re: Saw needed for arrow building?

Post by kd8jgu » Thu Oct 12, 2017 11:47 am

I have an arrow saw that I have not used in a few years
Let me know if interested
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