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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 06:40 PM Thread Starter
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Fletching Jig

I have never purchased arows that were not already fletched but I am thinking about trying my hand at making my own set up.
What I wanted to know is how the fletching jigs work. I think I have a general idea but wanted your thoughts.
Are they worth it? Are they pretty good? Are they fairly easy?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 07:36 PM
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Re: Fletching Jig

Worth it? Yup
Pretty good? Yup
Fairly Easy? Well...if I can do it.....you know.
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: Fletching Jig

yes to all of your questions, but don't buy cheap. Go with a Bitzenberger.

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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-27-2013, 09:23 PM
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Re: Fletching Jig

I was thinking the same thing. I bought a dozen shafts last year and had been using the shrink wrap type. They work well, but I hate it when I end up shooting a vane and having to replace the whole wrap.
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Re: Fletching Jig

I have (and use) 3 different jigs- here are the pros and cons I've found:

1) Bitzenberger--Extremely flexible in the setup, can use helix clamp or straight, and can set up an offset. Can change arrow size(diameter) with minimal changing of the jig. Well built and will last for years. Can handle all vanes and feathers, I have mine set for my Fatboy 3D arrows, so I don't change it at all.

2) Bohning Tower Jig--adaptable for all diameter arrows. Glues 3 fletchings at once. Fingers can be set to helix or slight offset. Handles all Blazers vanes. Haven't tried feathers or 4" vanes because I don't use them outdoors.
Down side is that you must remove the nocks to use it, then reinsert the nocks when you are done. I use this for all my hunting arrows. Results are pretty consistant.

Bohning EZ Fletch- single jig--pretty easy to use- has helix or straight clamp-- I use this when I'm doing arrows as a favor. Plastic construction, therefore tolerances are pretty wide. Plus side is that it's cheap and a good starter jig. Negative is that it only does one vane at a time.

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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-01-2013, 01:59 PM
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Re: Fletching Jig

I have the Bohning Tower as well. Very easy to use, fletches all three vanes at the same time. I really like being able to fletch my own arrows. It allows you to make your own personal touch to them.
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Re: Fletching Jig

I like Bitzenbergers, But thats all i have ever used. I enjoy making up my own arrows.

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Re: Fletching Jig

I also use a Bitzenburger jig and I like it. I had it with taking my arrows to get fletched at the archery shops and the fletchings falling off after a couple of shots. It wasnt worth it for me to pay to have them fletched, shoot the arrows, have them fall off, drive to the shop and have them fletched again. I enjoy making my own arrows and I yell at my buddies who pay to have theirs fletched.
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Re: Fletching Jig

I use the bohning ez fletch. It's the exact same setup as a blitzenburg for the most part but more than half the price. It works well and is easy to set up. Biggest plus about doing your own arrows is that you never have to wait like you do at a shop and its always fun to learn something, it gives you a chance to experiment with different glues and vanes. Good luck I'm sure you will enjoy it

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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 07-04-2013, 11:11 AM
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Re: Fletching Jig

I use the Bohning ez fletch as well. Works great and is easy to use. Great way to customise your arrows.
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