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Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Tioga and Potter Counties
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.
Wishing I was at camp!