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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:

    Feathers are sticking to the clamp and pull it off the arrow shaft when the clamp is removed. not using much glue but the squeeze out does get on the clamp. I have been using my fletch O Matic for 10 years. I keep it clean. didn't have this problem earlier on.
    Asked on 11/19/2014 by Dennis from Wichita Ks

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Too much glue is being used also one handy trick is to use the jig released tape item 4181 this will keep any excess glue from sticking to the clamp

      Answered on 11/21/2014 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I'm new to this and was wondering if I can do both crossbow bolts and reg arrows ? Also I'm not sure which to get RW , LW , or Straight All my arrows and bolts are three fletch or vane . Thanks for your help .
    Asked on 10/16/2014 by B.A. from Greene ,Ohio

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, it should work. If you want them to match you current setup, I would recommend the straight fletch.

      Answered on 10/20/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this for feather fletching, don’t know about for cross bow, I suspect it should be the same.
      RW or LW is really the same, it adds a bit of a spin to add some bite when hitting your target. If you choose one, then all the fletching on the same arrow have to correspond.

      Answered on 10/17/2014 by Henry the Ming Archer
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      You can get all 3 (lw, rw, or straight) clamps. With my longbow and recurve arrows I use left wing fletches. Therefore, I have the lw clamp. If you want to use right wing fletches you need the rw clamp. It really is a matter of preference regarding lw or rw. I'm a right-handed archer but shoot lw but that's only because I started out that way. I have shot rw fletched arrows too and didn't have any problems. The crossbow is a different story. You will need to use a straight clamp for sure and I believe there is an adapter or setting for the 1/2 moon nock on a bolt. Regardless, you will have to fletch them straight. Also, I use feathers for my longbow/recurves and plastics on a crossbow bolt. You could use the straight clamp on your arrows too but lw/rw will stabilize the arrow better and helps when shooting broadheads. Hope that helps.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/16/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    I buy full length feathers and like to use slightly longer feathers than the prcut. Usually 5.5 to 6 inches. Will this jig accommodate longer feathers?
    Asked on 9/1/2014 by shovelhead

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, this will handle feathers up to 6".

      Answered on 9/2/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I'm pretty sure it will.
      -Soren Johnson
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/1/2014 by Anonymous
  • Q:

    Will your tool work with Blazer fletchings
    Asked on 8/26/2014 by pb from snover, mi

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have not personally fletched using the Blazer fletchings, but it should workl.

      Answered on 8/27/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I'm right handed (pull the bow string with my right hand) which Bitzenburger should I buy, RW, Straight, or LW? I know nothing about fletching arrows. Does this product come with a how to book?
    Asked on 8/7/2014 by GRZ from CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It will not matter what hand you are for feathers. You will just need to make sure the feathers match the clamp and they are all the same wing on the arrow. There is little instruction with this. If you have any questions when you get it please feel free to give us a call.

      Answered on 8/8/2014 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • 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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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

      A:

      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
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