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Afternoon,
My son started shoot with me and I have need/want to try and set up our arrows. I am to the point where I need to pick up an arrow saw. I am looking at the Weston Saw and the T Bird. Any feedback on either would be greatly appreciated.

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Weston 8000 RPM is a great saw at a great price. They have been around for a very long time which adds to their reputation.
 
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should I get the dust collector with it?
Absolutely. Just fyi, I only use mine outside and I still use the dust collector. That stuff gets everywhere.
 

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Did you see what LCA did to mitigate dust, with the water dripper? It’s a slick idea, and I’m quite pleased with it.


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Yep. We had one at the shop until it failed miserably a few times.
 

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I've had the Weston 8000 for several years and it has always cut straight as long as I pay attention.

Cabelas used to sell the same saw with their name on it a bit cheaper but I have no idea if they still do.
 

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LCA Revolution Arrow Saw. It’s expensive, but it’s well thought out. One of the best equipment choices I’ve made in the last 30 years.

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Ain't no way I'd pay $575 for a arrow saw.
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If not cutting a whole bunch of arrows the Weston Gear 5000 will do you well. As for a dust collector, you can use a shop vac clamped to the rail. The T-Bird would be my next choice (dust collector). Then I'd go with the Weston Gear 8000.

I have the Apple Pro Arrow saw with dust collector.

Make them portable, don't bolt down so you can move anywhere you want. I have mine mounted on doubled up piano boards - hard, super flat, said never to warp....of course only time will tell.....
 

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I Have and like the T-Bird with dust collector and squaring device. What I like is being able to set it up and break it down when I need it. It comes in its own plastic container so it stores out of the way. I probably use it 2x year. No need to mount it to anything. I will say that when your adjusting for the length of arrow the weston or others is easier with the sliding stop. With the T-bird you snap the stop onto the track. I would buy again very portable to take with you.
 

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Do I need to get a separate squaring device with the Weston saw?
Yes, you need a separate squaring tool, which I prefer because I can do it more precisely than on the saws with the holes for squaring. (Those holes are too big for mine. I cut and shoot VAPs). I really like my 8000 rpm Weston model for the price. I didn't get the dust containment attachment, but I have no regrets. I just vacuum it up afterwards. I only need to cut arrows a couple of times a year. If I were cutting lots of dozens, I'd get the dust attachment
 

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Yes, you need a separate squaring tool, which I prefer because I can do it more precisely than on the saws with the holes for squaring. (Those holes are too big for mine. I cut and shoot VAPs). I really like my 8000 rpm Weston model for the price. I didn't get the dust containment attachment, but I have no regrets. I just vacuum it up afterwards. I only need to cut arrows a couple of times a year. If I were cutting lots of dozens, I'd get the dust attachment
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Yes, you need a separate squaring tool, which I prefer because I can do it more precisely than on the saws with the holes for squaring. (Those holes are too big for mine. I cut and shoot VAPs). I really like my 8000 rpm Weston model for the price. I didn't get the dust containment attachment, but I have no regrets. I just vacuum it up afterwards. I only need to cut arrows a couple of times a year. If I were cutting lots of dozens, I'd get the dust attachment
What squaring tool do you prefer?
 
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