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    Anyone cut their own arrow shafts?

    Is there anyone that cuts their own arrow shafts that could lend some advice on the best/cheapest way of doing it? I'm new to archery and am trying to find the best arrows for my longbow. Was thinking of ordering the 3Rivers hunting arrow test kit, which comes with 32” shafts to be cut after I determine how many grains per inch gives me the straightest flying arrow.

    Why am I attempting this when I’m already a newbie and have no clue? I heard that if you take the shafts to get them cut at a shop, it is expensive, as it would also be to order three sets of arrows with varying shafts (grains per inch) and simply hope at least one flies straight. I would go to the local shop and ask an expert there to help me select the best arrow spine, but I don’t think they’d be very accommodating when I didn’t buy my bow from them. Also heard they’re rude to women. Thanks for the help!!
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    I made my own using a variable speed bench grinder from Harbor Freight. I'll see if I can find a pic. Cost be like $20 total for the project and cuts really well.
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    I bought an arrow saw well over 30 years ago, fairly cheap back then, $50-$60, [I think] ? Since then it has cut thousands of shafts wood, fiberglass, aluminum and carbon. A few years back I had to get a new motor for it as the bearings were getting loose and have used several new blades over the years. Cost has been negligible when you consider the time and amount of usage. Plus you don't have to run to town or a shop when you need some cut, the cost of gas & time alone would far outweigh the cost, especially when you live 100 miles away from the nearest archery store as in my case.
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    I just use a Drexel tool with a wooden jig I built, works great

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    I have an Apple and a Weston arrow saw. Both cut perfectly. Never had an issue.




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    I have a Weston arrow saw too. It gets the job done.
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    I use an air cut-off tool and then a 90° aluminum square and a belt sander to square the ends. It works but is time consuming so I plan to finally buy or make a proper arrow saw over winter.
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    Just found a nib Weston 8000rpm saw w vacuum on AT for 100$ I nailed it harder than a fat chick
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    Good saw. I use that more than the Apple.




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    Thanks everyone for the advice!!

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    Just make sure you get an arrow squaring device. I never trust a saw to cut shafts straight. True up those ends and you will be a happy camper.




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    I use a standard Flex with the thinnest possible cut-off wheel and a separate holder...it looks something like this: Custom Arrwo Cutter.jpg

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    Whatever brand or setup you end up with, do yourself a big favor and make sure there is a vacuum hookup for it.
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    Thanks for the note . I cut my shafts only outdoors and wear a dust mask.

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