In a typical spat of toddler like ‘I know best’ I decided to go against all conventional wisdom the other day and cut a carbon shaft in a mitre box with a hacksaw. I only used the back stroke to cut and it worked perfectly.
The shafts were Beman MFX Classics, which have some kind of internal tube of something (maybe just a different carbon pattern or something?) which may have helped produce the nice result, I’m not sure.
I ended up doing half a dozen like that and they were all fine. Ran a file crosscut across the ends to clean them up and voila, ready to shoot. It was even easier than the file.