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Bitzenburger Dial-O-Fletch Fletching Jig
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Bitzenburger Dial-O-Fletch Fletching Jig

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Item Number: 4168X
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Price: $91.95
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  • Q:

    Hi, I've been shooting vanes from my recurve for a few years, was fun to start, but I'm looking forward to fletching my own feathers. Will buy some from Trueflight to start... but spend a lot of time in the woods and coast picking up feathers, and have friends that raise turkeys, so will have right and left wing feathers. If I buy the jig with right or left set-up, then get the opposite "replacement clamp" I'll be good to go, correct?

    Also, and recommendations on tools/methods for getting my field found feathers ready for jig would be much appreciated!

    Thanks! :-))
    Asked on 12/28/2013 by Greg from Nova Scotia

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you will also need the indexer. The Great Northern Feather processing jig is what I use and it works great.

      Answered on 1/3/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Greg
      Making arrows is a great hobby and taking game with one of your own arrows is rewarding.
      Feather cutters in the shape you like eg shield but they come in left and right hand , so it could be a bit of a cost to get left and right handed tools and jigs, I would start with fletching feathers on your shafts or seal and make a full set of wood shafts or carbon
      3 rivers have books on arrow making , but YouTube has some good people showing making arrows ,3 rivers have a clip on there site how to fletch an arrow a good starter
      Now do not be surprised when you start shooting feathers things start to change a bit, vanes are much heavier than feathers so your arrow will have more weight forward ( better penetration ) and straighten up quicker than before, the feather profile may also change flight.
      Greg my Email is. ****@***.*** I live in Australia and have been a bowhunter for many years "traditional" so if you need a hand just give us a yell
      Mark from down under

      Answered on 12/30/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Ok I shoot 3 LW feathers in a LW helical pattern. What jig, index. and clamp do I need?
    Asked on 10/5/2013 by Ratherbhuntin from Ohio

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Left Wing Fletching Jig is what you will need for doing three left wing helical.

      Answered on 10/7/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Does the jig com with a clamp? I noticed other retailers selling the jig at a similar price but they had terrible reviews because customers thought it came with a clamp and it didn't.
    Asked on 10/2/2013 by DJ from United States

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Mine came in a cardboard box and included a clamp. This jig is the best out there.
      Tony Purler
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/2/2013 by tony from Holt, Mo
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      My jig came with a right helical clamp as that is the one I selected. You can select right left or straight according to your preference. You can call Three Rivers and verify your question. They are very knowledgeable and friendly  and will answer all your questions. (ask the experts***.****)

      Answered on 10/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

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      Yes, it comes with a clamp.

      Answered on 10/2/2013 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This fletching jig comes with one clamp of your choice. Either straight, right helical or left helical. Which can be purchased separately.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/2/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Does standard version allow helical setting ?
    Asked on 8/29/2013 by canaima from france

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I own this model of arrow fletcher. It is not a mass production fletcher. However it does all that I ask of it. Once you set it up, which is easy enough, it makes an easy job of perfectly aligned feathers. I find myself at Walmarts buying practice arrows just so I can use my fletcher. There is an archery shop in town which will fletch arrows for me but I like fletching my own and have paid for my Bitzenburger with just a couple of dozen arrows. I have the right helical clamp. I have seen right, left and straight helical clamps for this model in catalogs. I believe Three Rivers has them all.. I would recommend this fletcher.

      Answered on 9/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes

      Answered on 8/29/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Yes, as long as you have the helical clamp.

      Answered on 8/29/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I am only starting to learn fletching and learning about left, right & straight feathers. I see why one should not mix let & right wing feathers but how do you decide whether to use wing feathers or straight feathers? I assume straight feathers do not spin the arrow? Or not as much? Does a spinning arrow fly straighter? What is better for target arrows? What for hunting arrows? I need to fletch 1/4" arrows for my daughter's kiddie bow. Will most jigs work on 1/4"?
    Asked on 6/9/2013 by NC Pat from NC

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

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      I would stay with left wing feathers they are the most commend wing available. A spinning arrow will shoot a lot straighter than a straight fletched arrow will. I shoot a helical for both target and hunting.

      Answered on 6/11/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      Sorry for not responding sooner. You are correct that offset and helical fletching imparts a spin on the arrow that helps the arrow recover faster from being launched. How much spin will be determined by how much offset as well as what type of arrow head you have on. If you are using a broadhead, the blades on the broadhead can act as vanes up front and steer your arrows depending on how they are angled and how large they are. Offset fletching imparts a spin which counteracts the broadhead. The longer the fletching, the better it will control the arrow as well. If you are shooting target arrows, then you don't necessarily need to spin the arrow, but it can't hurt. Pretty much the feathers you will buy for most fletching are wing feathers, unless you are doing something special. The only difference is if they are cut "left wing" or "right wing." If you are doing straight fletching, then it doesn't matter if you use left or right wing, just being consistent between arrows is what is important. If you are doing a right offset or right helical, then you need to use right wing feathers and the opposite for left offset. The jig and clamp set you use will specify if it is left, right, helical or straight. It doesn't matter weather you use right or left offset with a right or left handed bow, and all things being equal like feather length and amount of offset, neither one is better than the other. I personally use a right helical with as much offset as I can with both my target and hunting arrows since I want the arrows to perform as close to the same as possible between target and hunting (bitzenburger Dial-O-Fletch jig at http://www.3riversarchery.com/Bitzenburger+Fletcher+ST_i4168X_baseitem.html). Here is a link to a fletching guide that helped me determine what was the best fletching type: http://www.trueflightfeathers.com/guide.htm
      I hope all this information helps out.
      Ted

      Answered on 6/16/2013 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hello , I recently purchased the Bitzenburger and I am about 6month's new to archery. I have looked high and low for information on the cockfeather. Is there a certin location on the jig for the cockfeather? or do i just fletch all 3 or 4 arrows then position the nock so cockfeather is out ? I purchased the Lw jig and i'm fletching 3 120. any help to understand the cockfeather would be much appreciated.

    Thanks
    Asked on 5/11/2013 by Vitamin P Longbow from location location location

    2 answers

    • A:

      The flat part of the knob should face up for the cockfeather.

      Answered on 9/1/2013 by Croatoan from VA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The cock feather will be the Flat on the indexer on the top.

      Answered on 5/13/2013 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Do you sell just the clamps for the bitenburger jigs? I'd like to buy a right heli.
    Asked on 3/30/2013 by Tim from United States

    2 answers

  • Q:

    I'm new to making my arrows and not sure exactly what I need to order for offset fletching for recurve bows. The manufacture suggests: "Cat #1006 Straight Jig & R.H. Clamp: includes standard nock receiver and right helical clamp. (Preferred by the traditional shooter)". How does this cross-reference to your product numbers? Are some of these parts accessories or do they come with the basic straight jig?
    Asked on 10/11/2012 by Tom from Abilene, TX

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you order the Bitzenburger Arrow Fletcher from Three Rivers you have three choices. Those choices all include the standard jig with either straight, left helical or right helical clamps. So you will get everything you need to fletch your arrows the way you want. If you want straight or only slight offset then order the straight clamp. The straight clamp works with either right or left wing feathers. If you want helical, you need to decide if you want to use right or left wing feathers. There's no difference in arrow flight between right and left feathers. If you order the right hand clamp your jig will come with the correct clamp and indexer to do the job etc. I think most traditional hunters use a helical clamp because it causes the arrow to rotate during flight which helps an arrow with broadhead attached to fly better.
      Just add your choice of glue and feathers. Good luck and hope this helps.

      Answered on 10/12/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The jigs themselves are set up for either straight, left, or right. This is in reference to the clamp and the indexer; the base is always the same. There is no one combination that is universally accepted. Everyone has their own preference. For what you are describing you would want to have a RW clamp and a straight indexer.

      Answered on 10/12/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    What jig should I get, straight, right or left if I need to fletch left wings with a slight 5 degree offset? Does the straight clamp allow for reasonable offset? I do not want helical since I need it for field shooting.
    Asked on 7/25/2012 by pat

    4 answers

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      A:

      The left and right wing jigs are helical, so if you're not interested in helical, then you would want the straight clamp. You can find the jigs documentation online
      at: http://www.bitzenburger.com/Operating%20Instructions.html. I haven't fletched with the straight jig and the adjustments are not calibrated in degrees, buts there seems
      to be a fair amount of offset adjustment available. The maximum degree offset will probably be limited more by the shaft size and fletching length, then adjustment of the jig.
      Couple snipets from there documentation related to your question:

      Answered on 7/25/2012 by Pat from Wausau, WI
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You will need a left wing indexer to get the correct offset. The clamp will affect the amount of helical. In order to get LW indexer with the straight clamp you will need to order a LW jig with a new clamp, or a straight jig and a LW indexer.

      Answered on 7/25/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you don't want helical, you will need the straight clamp, then use the two dials on the right side of the jig to make your adjustment.

      Answered on 7/25/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Pat,
      Sorry I haven't replied sooner, but I have been busy. If you are fletching left wing feathers then you need a left wing clamp. This clamp allows you do straight fletch to adjust the offset and it does have a good offset. I bought a helical right clamp since I will be shooting broadheads. The only difference is in the clamp you will get, the frame adjusts the angle of the clamp using the two dials you see on the side. The magnet that holds the clamp to the frame is very powerful and allows for firm placement on the arrow. It is a very nice jig and I recommend buying it. I hope this helps you make your decision.
      Ted

      Answered on 7/27/2012 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Hi, first, size and weight? Second, I shoot left wing feathers, will I be able to fletch them at an offset if I get the straight clamp? And third, does the index recieve classic indexed nocks? Thanks!
    Asked on 7/25/2012 by pat

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The indexer will determine the offset and the clamp will determine the helical. If you get the straight jig you will need to get the LW indexer to get the desired offset. Yes the indexer will receive classic nocks.

      Answered on 7/25/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
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