I had a $15 coupon to Lancaster and picked up the Bohning Stripper tool. It works better than the old pocket knife I was using before. I've used the Vane Tec Arrow Smith tool and it was very handy, but too rich for my blood. I could see it being worth it if you did a lot of arrow work, but I don't do enough to justify it. Clean up the leftovers with some acetone after the vanes are off.
Have been using a pocket knife but a rounded blade should work much better than a flat one. So I ordered the red Bohning tool. I thought of just using one of my carving gouges for the task, but too expensive an item to use for something I don't do that often. But the proper sized wood carving gouge would work really well. For cleanup, I use Motsenbocker's LIFTOFF tape and adhesive remover. This stuff is the best I have ever found for removing glue and adhesives - it if fabulous. It is the only thing I have found that takes off every kind of label glue effortlessly. Works great on removing gunk from my arrow vane residue.
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