I use a chop saw. It does splinter the end a bit from time to time, but nothing that would cause a problem. It is merely cosmetic. If you are like me and cut only a few dozen arrows a year, I think it works fine. If you are cutting dozens of arrows, buy an Apple. If it splinters, it is always on the bottom side of the cut. What I do, is cut the arrow 2/3 of the way through and roll the arrow over and cut through the remaining portion. This seems to work just fine with no splinters.
I have been thinking about wrapping the shafts with masking tape at the cutting point to see if prevents the splintering. Haven't tried it yet though.
I also use a chop saw. I used to get a little splintering but I just took my time getting the blade through the shaft and that stopped the splintering. Also, use a blade that has never cut metal, and keep it just for your arrows. You need a very smooth blade with no pits in it.
Lot's of guys on here are using dremel's to cut their arrows. I have an apple arrow saw and I've also used a dremel. I disagree about the splintering on a carbon arrow is a little more than cosmetic - it's a structural issue. Maybe try using some tape on the spot being cut to prevent the splintering.
I finally broke down recently and got one from Lancasters.After all them years of messing around I can't beleive it took me so long to get one.So much more hassle free.You'll be happy you picked one up.................a nice addition to the shop.
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