Carbon Express Arrows
Tuning carbon arrows
Equipment
Contributors to this thread:
Leadman 05-Oct-17
TD 05-Oct-17
Leadman 05-Oct-17
Leadman 05-Oct-17
Leadman 05-Oct-17
Grunt-N-Gobble 05-Oct-17
bow_dude 05-Oct-17
TD 06-Oct-17
WapitiBob 06-Oct-17
Charlie Rehor 06-Oct-17
HDE 06-Oct-17
From: Leadman
05-Oct-17
Only one arrow i got out of 6 i bought doesnt have a lot of vibration when i spin them. Can i tune them? They are 340 aftermath with 125 thunderheads

From: TD
05-Oct-17
Pick up a Shaft Squaring Tool, G5 makes a good one. Square the inserts up and try spinning them again.

From: Leadman
05-Oct-17
So there not glued like aluminum shafts? Not sure how square tool works but will look into one. Thanks for info TD

From: Leadman
05-Oct-17

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So there not glued like aluminum shafts? Not sure how square tool works but will look into one. Thanks for info TD

From: Leadman
05-Oct-17

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So there not glued like aluminum shafts? Not sure how square tool works but will look into one. Thanks for info TD

05-Oct-17
Leadman- The squaring tool does 2 things. First, it squares both ends of the carbon shaft after its cut to length by a high speed arrow saw. And second, after the insert is glued in, you rotate the cutting head 180 degrees and shave the aluminum insert square.

Very easy to use and highly recommended.

From: bow_dude
05-Oct-17
If your inserts are not glued in, use a slow set epoxy (12 hours or more), screw your broadhead into the insert and then epoxy it into place. Place the shaft with the broad head installed in the palm of your hand and spin. Your palm is quite sensitive and can feel the wobble (if any) better than your eyesight can detect it. If there is a wobble, turn the broad head 1/4 turn and spin again. Continue to do this until you don't feel a wobble anymore. I have done this for years and seldom can I not get a wobble free spin. I use a squaring tool to try and flatten the top of the insert when inserts have been installed by someone else or I cannot turn the wobble out. For this reason I purchase uncut shafts and do my own arrow building.

Another thing to do is spine all the shafts the same. Use a spine tester to find the weak spot in the shaft or shoot the bare shafts into a target before fletching and turn the nocks until all the shafts hit the same. After "nock tuning", fletch the shafts. Do this after getting the shafts wobble free.

From: TD
06-Oct-17

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Lots of info out there on using them. Here's a link to a youtube on using the tool. Can use it on both fresh cut shafts before gluing insert OR rotate the head to use to square inserts that have already been glued in.

From: WapitiBob
06-Oct-17
Spin the arrows without the blades in the heads.

06-Oct-17
I got an arrow spin tester this year and life is good now. If arrows spin true you are in great shape. Arrow squaring device is mandatory after cutting arrows.

From: HDE
06-Oct-17
Unless the insert is sitting crooked inside the arrow after glueing, what good does squaring the end do?

I could see it having a slight impact for shafts that have the insert collar on the outside edge of the shaft, but hidden inserts sitting on their side as epoxy sets would cause it to sit on the low side of the shaft anyway, no?

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