April 21st, 2012, 09:54 AM
Recomendations for serving tool?
Looking for recommendations for a serving tool.I would like to start making endless loop strings for some vintage recurves. There are a LOT of choices for serving tools, and I don't know how to chose one. Are they all pretty much the same?What do you look for? I had an expensive learning curve with fletching jigs, until I acquired a Bitzenburger, so I would rather buy a quality , lifetime tool, once, and bypass the rest. Is there a Gold Standard for servers? Thanks, Mike.
April 21st, 2012, 10:16 AM
i have a beiter a bear paw and emerald bobbin. beiter hands down bearpaw would be my second choice
April 21st, 2012, 10:43 AM
another vote for the beiter
April 21st, 2012, 11:26 AM
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April 21st, 2012, 11:57 AM
Beiter all the way! Don't even waste your money on any other serving jig. I bought the cheap ones at 1st and now they are all in the trash can.
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April 21st, 2012, 11:58 AM
The Bearpaw appears to be well made . Is the Beiter worth twice the price in the long run? I Know that the Bitz was been well worth the extra money spent! I don't see myself making more than one or two strings a month, but a quality tool is away a pleasure to use, well after the price is forgotten.
April 21st, 2012, 12:04 PM
O.K. Beiter it is! It's hard to argue with success !
Originally Posted by crawford1
Any suggestion on where to get one ?
April 21st, 2012, 12:06 PM
April 22nd, 2012, 08:01 PM
so if i was to recommend a serving tool for use by hand, I would go for the beiter for sure.
If you are going to make compound strings more than once a year I would also look at motorized options - the outer limits system or a beiter in conjunction with nwspinner's system. i have both, and they both make string making quite a bit faster.