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Question about mechanical bands?
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Contributors to this thread:
Bowfreak 23-Jul-18
ELKMAN 23-Jul-18
elkstabber 23-Jul-18
Kurt 23-Jul-18
spike78 23-Jul-18
Bowfreak 23-Jul-18
splitlimb13 23-Jul-18
Bowfreak 24-Jul-18
Kurt 24-Jul-18
Dave 24-Jul-18
spike78 24-Jul-18
Bowfreak 24-Jul-18
stick n string 24-Jul-18
GotBowAz 24-Jul-18
From: Bowfreak
23-Jul-18
Ive been shooting the new Sevr quite a bit and just took one apart to sharpen. Once I sharpened the blades, I sharpened out the little groove where the band rides to keep the blades shut. Should I try to recreate this tiny groove or is there no need? Wondering if the band covereing a sharpened blade would make it too easy to inadvertently cut the band in a quiver, etc.

From: ELKMAN
23-Jul-18
Buy new blades

From: elkstabber
23-Jul-18
I'm new to mechanical heads and recently ordered some Sevr heads. I would ALWAYS touch up a blade if it wasn't razor sharp (new or not). I'll be watching for responses. Good question.

From: Kurt
23-Jul-18
Are the Sevr blades single bevel?

From: spike78
23-Jul-18
How sharp do the Sevr’s come? Hunting ready?

From: Bowfreak
23-Jul-18
The blades are pretty sharp but I can get them much sharper. Definitely sharper than Ulmers. They are double bevel blades.

From: splitlimb13
23-Jul-18
Buy a fixed blade

From: Bowfreak
24-Jul-18
What drives someone when they have no inherent knowledge on a topic to still feel compelled to comment about something unrelated?

From: Kurt
24-Jul-18
Bowfreak, Glad they went double bevel for ease of sharpening. I’d re-establish a groove in them unless you are Sevrly (pun) compromising the blade integrity at that point. Had to say it.

Or experiment and see how tough the bands are to cut with the sharpened blades against them. Or tie dental floss bands on versus rubber bands.

As a note, I’d re-sharpen original Ulmer Edge blades converting them to double bevel so I could get them really sharp. I never worried about the groove nor did I have trouble with the blades cutting the rubber bands. YMMV

From: Dave
24-Jul-18
"What drives someone when they have no inherent knowledge on a topic to still feel compelled to comment about something unrelated? "

Because this is Bowsite.

From: spike78
24-Jul-18
Only one way to find out is to shoot one. Or buy more and use those for practice.

From: Bowfreak
24-Jul-18
Thanks Kurt. That was the type of info I was looking for.

24-Jul-18
Lol dave

From: GotBowAz
24-Jul-18
Bowfreak, I have done the same thing in the past with other heads. I used one thin strand of copper wire twisted around the blades in the grove of the body where the o-ring goes. it works perfectly.

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