Bohning Helix Tower Jig Review
I picked up the Bohning Helix Tower Jig to compare with my other fletching jigs.
I purchased the basic Bohning Helix Tower model instead of the complete Bohning Helix tower jig, as the basic Helix jig model meets all my needs.
I like most of us, have owned a couple of fletching units over the years.
I own two plastic Arizona E-Z fletchers (One is for regular shafts and one for small diameter carbon arrows)
I own two (metal construction) Jo-Jo Jan fletching units. One Jo-Jo Jan fletching unit is for straight fletch and the second one for helical fletches. The Jo Jo Jan is all metal construction accepts all size arrow diameters.
The first thing I noticed when opening up the Bohning Helix Tower Jig are the assortment of centre post options for a variety of shaft diameter options. Some assembly required.
While most arrow fletching units accept the nock into the receiver, Bohning include centre posts in order for archers to remove the nock from their arrows so the arrow will slide over the centre post.
While fletching arrows in this jig requires the removal of the arrow nock, this allows the fletch to be positioned closer the nock a bonus for release shooters. Other fletching jigs do not offer this feature.
Finger shooters will have to purchase a Bohning adapter in order to move your fletch farther down the shaft in order to get finger clearance.
I like the fact the Bohning Helix Tower Jig three arms are already set at 3 degrees, you set your fletch in place into the three arms, lift up the arms, lock the collar and your have three perfectly aligned and fletched arrows.
If you are a traditional or compound shooter who shoots fingers, an adapter is required.
If you are a traditional archer who uses feathers, it may be best to use one of Bohnings other fine fletching units.