I have tried several other fletching jigs, but for me, the Arizona EZ Fletch (AZ) is king. I’d like to share a few tips that make it even easier to use. The first picture shows everything you’ll need for the following tips.
I got very frustrated when the AZ would shift on me at a critical moment. I searched my workshop for something to hold it steady and came up with a ready-made piece of electrical fitting that works perfectly. I made a stand to hold the AZ while I insert the arrow and the fletching to be installed. The base is a piece of 3/4″ plywood, and I drilled a 1″ diameter hole near the center. Next, I took an electrical conduit reducer (Quick Set® Liquid Tight Connector) that is designed to connect 1/2″ conduit to an electrical box. The 1″ hole in the plywood allows me to screw the threaded end of the electrical fitting into the wood by hand with enough resistance to hold it tightly. I left the nut on, but it serves no purpose.
Savvy electricians will notice I took my hacksaw and cut a 1/8″ wide notch in the sides of the electrical fitting. This allows the wire handle on the AZ to slide into the slots, which keeps the AZ from turning when I twist the bottom spring-loaded section up and down. Follow the directions for fletching the arrow, and leave the shaft upright until the glue dries. I used to just lean arrows against a wall, but upright works much better.