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    • Clay Hayes
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      Another little vid to follow up on the beer bottle arrow straightener. Rollerblade broadhead aligner…

    • Bruce Smithhammer
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      Another great little vid, Clay. I’ll have to keep an eye out at the local thrift store for a pair of roller blades.:wink:

      I’m getting a hankering to build some woodies soon…

    • Col Mike
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      Clay

      You add new meaning to “innovation”. I think I want to be lost on a deserted island with you on the team.:D

      Great video–again!

      Mike

    • David Coulter
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      Clay, very nice, as usual! I’ll throw in a variation of that system, but with not moving parts. The disks are nylon skids that you put under furniture legs. Works just dandy. If the point of the head isn’t exactly right on, usually a quarter turn or so puts it where it needs to be. Thanks! dwc

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    • Fallguy
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      I have used my cresting machine in the past to check shaft straightness and broadhead aliment. Nice video Clay.

    • Stephen Graf
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      That is snazzy! Can’t see paying what they ask for the store bought version…

      But then I just spin the arrows in my palm (field points) or on the work bench (broad heads) and that tells me what I need to know.

      First thing I do after mounting the head is wipe off the excess glue before it has time to cool. Then check the straightness, then dip the point in water.

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      You can make a spin tester with a scrap piece of wood and four nails. Drive two nails corssing each other (to form a pair of Xs) in each end of the wood. Set your arrow on the crossed nails and spin. Nothing to it.

    • Ptaylor
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      Steve Graf wrote: That is snazzy! Can’t see paying what they ask for the store bought version…

      But then I just spin the arrows in my palm (field points) or on the work bench (broad heads) and that tells me what I need to know.

      First thing I do after mounting the head is wipe off the excess glue before it has time to cool. Then check the straightness, then dip the point in water.

      Why do you dip it in water?

    • Jason Wesbrock
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      Ptaylor wrote: [quote=Steve Graf]That is snazzy! Can’t see paying what they ask for the store bought version…

      But then I just spin the arrows in my palm (field points) or on the work bench (broad heads) and that tells me what I need to know.

      First thing I do after mounting the head is wipe off the excess glue before it has time to cool. Then check the straightness, then dip the point in water.

      Why do you dip it in water?

      The water cools the glue and locks the head in place.

    • Stephen Graf
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      Yep. And even though I am careful to not heat the point up too much, I figure the fast cooling (quenching)in water might harden the edge a bit if the heating annealed it some…

      Also, I noticed Clay put the glue on the point and then pressed it onto the shaft. I do the opposite. I put the glue on the wood, and then press the heated point onto the shaft while rotating to get the glue evenly spread around.

      Just goes to show yet again that there is more than one way to skin a cat…

    • skinner biscuit
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      I really like the Dixon broad head alignment tool.What sets it apart is the magnet for the tip.Any slight deviation and you will see it clearly.I don’t think their available anymore,and if I was to make one I would add the magnet.

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    • David Coulter
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      What does the magnet do? Dwc

    • Vintage Archer
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      The Dixon Broad Head aligner is/was a great tool it is no longer made. 😥

      The magnet has a alignment hole in its center.The point of the broad head is placed in the hole and when the shaft is rotated the magnet would show movement when the broad head is out of alignment.

      I sold out last year .Those that own one have a nice tool. That only advantage over others is misalignment is magnified

      Skinner sorry did not mean to steel your post:D:cry::cry:

    • skinner biscuit
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      No problem Joe!:D

    • grumpy
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      CLAY how many times have you hit your head on that brush you have hanging over the workbench?

      I just spin between my palms, and look for head wiggle. and if there IS a wiggle in the head it will be magnified in the butt.

    • David Coulter
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      Grump, don’t you mean, if there’s a wiggle in the butt…?

    • Ralph
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      😀 There’s a giggle in that wiggle!:D

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