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In a few months I want to get everything I will need to tune my own bows...
I just wanted to ask everyone on here..

What do I need?:)

I should note I currently own a Bowtech Tribute

I know a press, fletching stuff, vise....but what else...the list must be endless.

Oh, by the way, this is my first post...so howdy all!
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The list is endless..... however i besides the obvious press and everything, make sure you have a good string separator. Serving material. A really good quality set o allen wrenches. and make sure to get a good quality arrow cutoff machine. I use one from Apple archery.... it makes measuring and cutting arrows a snap. i can't think of anything else off the top of my head but hopefully this helps a little. happy tuning!!
 

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In addition to the above:

You can build a crankboard pretty cheap. They're handy to have.

You might want a G5 ASD.

A bow square, and a small set of levels are all good things to have around.

Have plenty of D-loop material on hand. I use it not only for D-loops, but also as fall away rest cord.

A few tubes of fletching cement, and a couple of sticks of hot melt are nice to have around.

Spare bolts in the common sizes are good. 8-32, 10-24, and 5/16-24(for stabilizers and weights)
 

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HNSB said:
In addition to the above:

You can build a crankboard pretty cheap. They're handy to have.

You might want a G5 ASD.

A bow square, and a small set of levels are all good things to have around.

Have plenty of D-loop material on hand. I use it not only for D-loops, but also as fall away rest cord.

A few tubes of fletching cement, and a couple of sticks of hot melt are nice to have around.

Spare bolts in the common sizes are good. 8-32, 10-24, and 5/16-24(for stabilizers and weights)
what is that............ the highlighted part.
 

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hedoe said:
what is that............ the highlighted part.
Hi there hedoe:

http://www.lancasterarchery.com/sho...=6649&osCsid=db0268940f91d441100ddb5095c57d0b

I have one and use it to make
sure the arrow shafts (after I cut them)
have a 90 degree cut.

The silver colored bar stock has two ends.
One end has a blade for shaving the ends of aluminum shafts,
and also for shaving the ends of aluminum inserts.

After you cut the aluminum shaft,
you hold the shaft down in the v-groove and
spin the shaft, like a manual pencil sharpener.

The blades work like a scraper, and take tiny
shavings off the end of the aluminum shaft,
making the cut exactly 90 degrees.


Loosen a screw,
and the rod can be rotated to use the other end.

The other end has grit glued onto the end of the rod.
Kinda like heavy duty sand paper.

You use the sand paper side to grind
the ends of carbon shafts to a perfect 90 degrees.

Works great.
 

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What's a crankboard?

HNSB said:
In addition to the above:

You can build a crankboard pretty cheap. They're handy to have.

You might want a G5 ASD.

A bow square, and a small set of levels are all good things to have around.

Have plenty of D-loop material on hand. I use it not only for D-loops, but also as fall away rest cord.

A few tubes of fletching cement, and a couple of sticks of hot melt are nice to have around.

Spare bolts in the common sizes are good. 8-32, 10-24, and 5/16-24(for stabilizers and weights)
What is a crankboard?
 

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It's a board with a post on one end that you put your bow handle over. There's a winch on the other end that you use to draw the bow. It lets you get a precise look at cam timing, and drop away timing. Add a scale and a ruler to the setup, and you can also plot force curves.

I built mine with a light boat winch, a 4x4 landscape timber, a piece of 6" x 3/4" roundstock, and a yardstick. It's mounted flush to my bench.

I'm sure there's pictures of them on here somewhere...
 
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