Technical Find or ask for all the information on setting up, tuning, and shooting your bow. If it's the technical side of archery, you'll find it here.

My Bow Press

Old 09-22-2009, 08:49 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Duluth Mn
Posts: 15
Default My Bow Press

My objective was to come up with something cheap, easy, and effective that most anyone could build themselves.

This press is made out of a bar clamp from Harbor Freight.

While you can't change limbs with this press I have no problem changing strings and doing all other bow work with this. All told I have about less than $20 into this.

I have to admit I didn't come up with this design only modified it to fit my needs. Hope this helps some of you out there.

The fingers are made of 2"x 1/4" steel with a 1" slot cut and a slight bend in the fingers to craddle the limbs of the bow. I welded a 1 inch piece of pipe on the crank end because it works a little better with that modification, but isn't absolutely necessary. 1 inch pipe fits pretty dang well over inch pipe with very little fitting.

I bought some of the plasti dip from Menards and that was used to cover the fingers and I used half inch ID radiator hose for stops.

I made a few other small modifications on the original clamp (just because that's the way I am), but they aren't necessary for function.

I also drilled holes on the no clamp side with a pin just in case it wants to slip but it hasn't been a problem yet.
Attached Thumbnails My Bow Press-bow-press.jpg   My Bow Press-bow-press2.jpg   My Bow Press-bow-press3.jpg  
jellio5 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.