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Old 10-06-2007, 02:56 PM
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This is a non issue for me personally, since I have access to an arrow cut off saw........

I'm just curious though, would a pipe cutter work? I mean, I am sure it would cut the arrow (especially aluminum) but how square would it cut I wonder?? I guess you could hit it w/a G5 ASD I suppose.......Just a random thought....
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Old 10-06-2007, 03:38 PM
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i've used that back when i shot alum's w/out any problems
now w/ carbons i use a 4" grinder w/ a cut off wheel clamped in a vice.

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Old 10-06-2007, 03:55 PM
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I use dremel tool followed by g5 to get them perfectly square. It works great on my carbon shafts.
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:22 PM
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What is a G5? Can someone post a link to a site that sells them... Thanks
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Old 10-06-2007, 05:50 PM
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G5 Arrow Squaring Device....

http://www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/templates/links/link.jsp?id=0026140416225a&type=product&cm Cat=search&returnPage=search-results1.jsp&QueryText=G5&N=4887&Ntk=P roducts&Ntx=mode+matchall&Nty=1&Ntt=G5 &noImage=0
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Old 10-06-2007, 07:48 PM
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The G5 is well worth the money
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:09 AM
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/69041177@N00/

you can find pics of my homemade arrowspinner and cutt off saw...
I use a dremel to cut the carbons and I square them with a sharpeningstone I put on my arrowspinner. I have a G5 tool but I really don't need it, I just check them after their done.......
It cost me about 60 dollars total......

a pipecutter doesn't work, it pushes down on the shaft and breaks it....

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Old 10-07-2007, 08:05 AM
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Pipe cutter will work on aluminums, if you're really hard up for arrows and can't get to a cutoff saw. I've done it a few times, but certainly don't recommend it. If you absolutely must cut aluminums with a pipe cutter, you should definitely get the one made for arrows. It comes with precision mandrels that slide up inside the shaft to keep the shaft from collapsing while you're cutting.

Pipe cutter won't work on carbon at all. It'll crush and crack the the glue matrix and break the fibers instead of cutting them. In other words, you wind up making arrows that are perfectly prepared to explode.

The only good way to cut carbons - aluminums too, for that matter - to length is with a high speed abrasive wheel.
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