September 19th, 2008, 10:54 AM
Bowplane Laser Alignment Tool - Who has or used one?
Has anybody here used the bow plane laser alignment tool by doubletakearchery.com? How well did it work? Was it as easy as they make it sound on their sight?
I do like the fact that you just have to "nock" it on your string and not remove anything. Nor hold something against your riser.
Is it a tool worth buying? Let me know your comments/review.
September 19th, 2008, 12:02 PM
I haven't used or even seen that model used but I was in a bow shop a while back and the guy used a laser to setup a bow. All I can say is...man that is cheating big time!
Talk about making setup a dream. I am so tempted to buy one for myself it aint even funny. Stick the bow in a vise, arrow on the string, levels in place, and there is no guessing. That bad boy is setup perfect!
The one I seen used cost $100 and attached to the sight mount holes. It was a 5 minute setup and he was done. We've shot that bow off and on for about 2 months now and still haven't changed a single thing on it. Broadhead to field point alignment was even perfect.
I set mine up the old way and screwed around with it for 2 hours doing the broadhead and field point walk back thing. Mine shoots every bit as good and the laser tuned bow but 5 minute vs 2 hours of dink'n...You get the picture.
Go buy one.
September 19th, 2008, 01:41 PM
I was paper tuning my bow and kept getting a tear. I took it to two different shops and they told me it was either me or the arrows. After several frustrating days, one of the shops suggested using the Bowplane on it to check the cam alignment (mind you, both bow shops told me alignment was fine by the naked eye). Well the Bowplane said different. Adjusted my idler wheel and the bow started shooting bullets again. I was sold after that. I bought a like new one off a fellow AT member. I highly recommend getting one. They are pricey retail, but maybe you can find a steal on one like I did.
September 19th, 2008, 08:14 PM
I absolutely Love My Bowplane! It is one of the finest tools I have ever used and it's also one of the most versatile tools in my shop!
Originally Posted by Out West
1. Set Nocking points
2. Check and set Center Shot
3. Check Cam Alignment
The Bowplane Does It All! As far as I'm concerned it is absolutely worth every penny I spent on it!
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January 8th, 2009, 10:48 AM
I have to agree with that. Got mine on Tuesday. Always had trouble tuning my High Country PL28 Mag. Use a WB and arrows just never flew perfectly.
Originally Posted by grandpawrichard
Bowplane came UPS, opened the package, got out the bow.....15 minutes later.....shooting darts......Wow. just Wow.
January 8th, 2009, 10:58 AM
Yea, shortly after posting I went ahead and got one from the classified here. So far, I have really liked it. I could align my rest with the strings/cams and then my sights.
Sure was easy to get a really good starting point prior to shooting. Alot better than eyeballing my sights then making alot of adjustments after shooting.
January 9th, 2009, 12:05 PM
Question: Should I be able to see the laser in a regularly lit room. I have to make the room completly dark just to see the thing. Then i can't see to work on anything.
January 9th, 2009, 12:33 PM
You can see it with the lights on. It shines on the limbs and cams and such.
January 9th, 2009, 01:09 PM
I love my Bowplane. It is a great starting point when it comes to tuning. It gets me within 1/16" on centershot and nock height. Saves a lot of time. Also on single and double cams, you can also see cam lean at static.
Check to see if the cap that holds the batteries is making good contact.
Originally Posted by Chubby Tuna
January 9th, 2009, 03:17 PM
Cleaned the cap and now have good laser. thanks
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