In our previous article about bowhunting tools, we talked about tools that would make repairing and tuning your bows easier. In this post, we’ll be focusing on tools that help you repair and tune your arrows.
1. Arrow Spin Tester
An arrow spin tester can help you detect problems with the performance of your arrows that may have otherwise remained hidden.
It is not always easy to establish what is causing a problem with the performance of arrows and you will not want to take your bow apart to find that only a simple adjustment would have been needed.
The spin tester will make it easy to spot what the problem is and you can then take action to correct it. The Arrow Inspector from Pine Ridge Archery is an inexpensive piece of equipment that makes arrow and broadhead tuning a much simpler process.
2. Paper Tuning
There are a number of different methods that you can use to monitor how your arrows are flying out of your bow and paper tuning is one of the most popular.
Most archery supply houses will stock paper tuners but you may be able to save yourself some money by building your own.
There are many different materials that you can use to build a paper tuning rack and you may have some of these around the house already such as wood, cardboard and PVC.
3. Fletching Jig
You should never underestimate the ability to be able to build and repair your own arrows. If you have the right gear to build your arrows, you will save yourself a lot of time and money.
Fletching jigs range in the levels of their simplicity. The Arizona EZ Fletch is one of the simplest, while the Vane Master Pro has more features. The fletching jig that you choose will depend on which features you are looking for.
The Quikfletch by New Archery Products is one of the simplest methods for fletching your own arrows that is on the market today. It is a very innovative product that requires a pot of boiling water to work. You will not find an easier product to use than this.
4. Grain Scale
If you want to build the perfect arrow, then a grain scale is an essential piece of equipment. You have the choice whether to measure each individual component of the arrow, or the finished product as a whole.
Either way, you will know exactly what is being sent down range by your bow. You will be able to calculate the performance of your bow and arrows when you are using a grain scale.
5. Arrow Saw
An arrow saw is an expensive piece of equipment, but if you choose the right one it will last for years and will more than be worth the investment.
In the long run it could actually save you money, because you will be able to do the work yourself that you would have otherwise had to pay for.
They are considered a luxury item by some, but if you are building your own arrows then it is a very valuable piece of equipment.
It is better to invest in a good saw rather than trying to build your own.