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how do you spin test arrows

Post by deerman41 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:19 am

I am thinking of switching from mech BH to fixed heads, do you just spin like a top with BH on arrow? How do you adjust?
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Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:33 am

Put your arrow in an arrow spinner, place the tip into a pice of cardboard and watch the tip while spinning. Alternatively you could use a dial gauge if the design of the broadhead allows.
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Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:36 am

This is cool, especially if you have moths in your wallet :mrgreen:
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Post by nchunterkw » Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:55 am

I just use an Apple Archery Spin Tester - about $30 at Cabela's or similar store.

Put the arrow on and observe the very tip of the BH while you rotate the arrow. I first turn iytslow looking for any runout and then do it fast.
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Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:14 am

nchunterkw wrote:I just use an Apple Archery Spin Tester - about $30 at Cabela's or similar store.

Put the arrow on and observe the very tip of the BH while you rotate the arrow. I first turn iytslow looking for any runout and then do it fast.
But what about your broadhead alignment Mister?
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Post by Tom » Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:23 am

Boo wrote:
nchunterkw wrote:I just use an Apple Archery Spin Tester - about $30 at Cabela's or similar store.

Put the arrow on and observe the very tip of the BH while you rotate the arrow. I first turn iytslow looking for any runout and then do it fast.
But what about your broadhead alignment Mister?
I use (this is old school :lol: ) an arrow straightener for arrows. I then use an allumn block with center hole point drilled on the same axis as the arrow roller. Just straighten as you would for an arrow.

As for a normal spin test, I just use the palm of the hand with the point on the arrow. If there is a wobble you will feel it before you see it.

As Don mentioned above, rotate the arrow on the rollers (fixed marbles will also work), place a piece of cardboard next to the tip and see if there is a wobble.

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Post by nchunterkw » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:06 pm

Boo wrote:
nchunterkw wrote:I just use an Apple Archery Spin Tester - about $30 at Cabela's or similar store.

Put the arrow on and observe the very tip of the BH while you rotate the arrow. I first turn iytslow looking for any runout and then do it fast.
But what about your broadhead alignment Mister?
I look so that the BH tip is aligned with some small feature on my bench...like a period at the end of a sentence on some document or something. Then as I spin if the tip moves off of that feature at all I know I have alignment issues or something is wrong with the shaft.
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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by ehntr » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:12 pm

Everybody has one...

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Or alternatively......

A two foot 2 x 4 with finishing nails forming an X hammered into it at both ends. I use this one all the time.
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Post by Hi5 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:18 pm

ehntr

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Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:25 pm

For those who just look at pictures :mrgreen:
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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:35 pm

Awshucks used 4 marbles on a board. He glued two together on one end of the board and and two on the other.
You can get a few marbles either from Joe :mrgreen: or from a some kid in a playground that you don't like the looks of :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by TheBig1 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:44 pm

ehntr wrote:Everybody has one...

Image

Or alternatively......

A two foot 2 x 4 with finishing nails forming an X hammered into it at both ends. I use this one all the time.
Now that's a great idea! I'm actually going home to do that now.

I would do the marbles but the glue would take too long to dry and I have plenty of nails.

Although I wonder if marbles would be more precise due to the fact that you could set the nails uneven and not perfectly parallel.

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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by Boo » Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:57 pm

TheBig1 wrote:
ehntr wrote:Everybody has one...

Image

Or alternatively......

A two foot 2 x 4 with finishing nails forming an X hammered into it at both ends. I use this one all the time.
Now that's a great idea! I'm actually going home to do that now.

I would do the marbles but the glue would take too long to dry and I have plenty of nails.

Although I wonder if marbles would be more precise due to the fact that you could set the nails uneven and not perfectly parallel.

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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by flightattendant100 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:19 am

Don, kids haven't played with marbles in 50 years!!!! :lol: :lol:
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Re: how do you spin test arrows

Post by deerman41 » Sat Apr 02, 2016 8:49 am

Thank you friends, I looked on youtube and there's one made with cabinet roller latches really cheap. :D
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