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I am going to start fletching my own arrows. I was looking at getting a Bitzenburger Jig, but I saw Cabelas Jig that fletches all three vanes at once. I like that idea. Has anyone used this jig?? If so how do you like it ? Is it as good as the Bitzenburger? They are the same price so that is not an issue. Any thoughts on the matter would be welcome.
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The Bitzenburger is alarmingly basic, but supremely repeatable.

The only complaint I have is that, after you have moved the settings, it is difficult to get the jig to match existing arrows. For example, I last fletched a dozen hunting arrows, 22xx with strong right helical. If I want to repair a torn vane on my smaller ACCs, I have to mess around a lot to get the new vanes to match the old ones.

I take the clamp off (very gently) after 5 minutes, mostly because I have the attention span of a gnat. I don't feel that I need something faster.

I like that the Bitz only works on one vane at a time. It is hard enough to get one vane on just right. I would not want to be placing another vane while one or two are still wet in the clamp.

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arrowslinger,
I have a Bitzenberger that I have used for twenty-five years. It still puts them where you want them. I also have an Arizona Ezy Fletch. It also works very good. For accuracy in placing vanes or feathers the same time after time, I use the Bitz.
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