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Traditional Only® Taper Tool

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Item Number: 4080X
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Price: $6.25 - $14.99
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  • Q:

    Can I use this tool on fiberglass dowels? I want to make fiberglass arrows and I have no idea if I can use this tool or not.
    Asked on 2/10/2014 by macho

    8 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I have not tried it on fiberglass, but I don't believe it would work very well and would not recommend it.

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Sam from 3Rivers Archery
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fiberglass arrow shafts, no - I wouldn't try it. But fiberglass stakes,
      like you use to line a driveway? Absolutely - I've used it for just that
      thing, when I turned one into a heavy shaft (1200 grains, 28" long). Worked
      very nicely, and produced less fiberglass dust (ick!) than grinding would
      have.

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This sharpener is designed for wooden shafts. If you are going to taper fiberglass shafts, it would be far better to use a belt sander or disc sander using fine or medium sandpaper.Of course you should use a dust mask and eye protection while doing the proceedure to protect you lungs and eyes from any particles created during the process. This also assumes that the shafts are solid and not hollow. Regards dj

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Honestly I'm not sure. I think it's only used for wood arrows, it acts kind
      of like a pencil sharpener, shaving away excess wood into the shape and
      size for an arrow head. Sorry if that doesn't help. Good luck.

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      i've only used this on wood! not to sure if you should try it on fiberglass,doesn't seem strong enough? Just my opinion.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by rccl from ct.
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You can try, but you may break the tool. This tool is not very durable. I
      would look for one made of metal if I were you.

      Answered on 2/10/2014 by postman from canada
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The short answer is: I don't know. I think it might work but probably wouldn't last very long because fiberglass is fairly abrasive. Good luck!
      -- Chuck Cochran

      Answered on 2/10/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have never used it on a fiberglass shaft.. only wood. I would suspect
      that the fiberglass, being harder, would dull the blade edge pretty quickly,
      even if it did work. It might also cause the fiberglass shaft to
      splinter.. You might try a standard pencil sharpener on a piece of scrap fiberglass
      shaft to see if it works.. if it does, the product should also, but,
      again, it will probably go dull quite quickly. If you do try it, please let me
      know how it went.. others may have the same question. Al

      Answered on 2/10/2014 by Doc from Kansas City
  • Q:

    Which opening is the side for tapering points,
    Asked on 5/31/2013 by beginner from USA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The shaver has a short taper and one that runs almost the length of the device. The longer taper is for the points and the short is for the nocks. Hint: be sure you have the correct shaver for your arrow shaft diameter. The same goes for the points and nocks. Good luck! Al
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 6/1/2013 by Doc from Kansas City
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      the longer blade does the point end(longer taper)

      Answered on 6/3/2013 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Can I use this on chundoo arrows, and how many arrows can I taper before the blades are no longer useful?
    Asked on 3/24/2013 by That One Guy from California

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Not sure about the chundoo arrows if they are wood then yes you can. The taper tool last for several dozen shafts.

      Answered on 3/25/2013 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I am new to archery and I bought this taper tool to make my own arrows. This question might have been answered before but I can't find the answer. Which side of this tool is used to taper the nock end and which side is used to taper the front end of the arrow? thank you!
    Asked on 9/22/2012 by nick from yuma, arizona

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I actually use both for the arrow tip--the short taper tool part to start and
      the narrow to finish. I've never set my own nocks, though, so it might work
      well for that too (I'd start with the short end). Good luck!

      Answered on 9/22/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The side with the longer taper (longer blade) is for points and the shorter
      side is for nocks.

      Answered on 9/22/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Nick --
      The longer, more gradual taper fits points; the shorter, steeper taper fits nocks. Referring to the picture, the side for tapering points is marked "11", while the side for nocks is marked "MADE IN USA". If you really want to feel comfortable with this, cut some tapers on a piece of hardware-store dowel, and test-fit your nocks and points.
      -- Chuck
      Decatur, GA

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The long blade does the point taper, and the short blade does the nock taper.

      Answered on 9/25/2012 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    If I buy 11/32 shafts that are tapered to 5/16 will I have to get two different sized taper tools?
    Asked on 8/4/2012 by Dave

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Maybe this will help;When you purchase your wood shafts have the company taper the knock end prior to shipment.Then purchase your taper tool at 11/32 so you can cut your arrows at the proper draw length and then taper them, usually one inch past your hand.An 11/32 nock will work on a 5/16 taper.It will slightly extend over the taper but I have used this many times and it has never came off or effected the arrows flight.Hope this will help,Rick Sr.

      Answered on 8/4/2012 by boo from Florida
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Traditional Only plastic taper tool works only on one size shaft; so yes, I think you will need two. Another option is the Tru-Center tool: http://www.3riversarchery.com/product.asp?i=5346.
      -- Chuck Cochran
      Decatur, GA

      Answered on 8/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You will need a separate tool for 5/16. This will only taper 11/32 shafts.....
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 8/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you were to purchase the tapered cedar arrows the 5/16 nock end will already be tapered. So you will need just the 11/32'' taper tool.

      Answered on 8/6/2012 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    Are replaceable blades available for this taper tool?
    Asked on 7/5/2012 by Jim from Gulfport, MS

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No the blades are not replaceable

      Answered on 7/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, they are just like pencil sharpeners, non replaceable blades.

      Answered on 7/8/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The blades are not replaceable

      Answered on 7/6/2012 by Dave from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    How long does the 23/64 tap the shaft?
    Asked on 5/12/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The 23/64 will taper a 3/4" taper on the point end.

      Answered on 5/12/2012 by Art from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    My arrows are 9mm wide what size tool will I need
    Asked on 3/24/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      We don't carry a taper tool for that size. You will have to use a wood chuck tapering tool we have them online.

      Answered on 3/26/2012 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    I have some Easton spruce wood shafts spined for a 50-55 pound bow what size would I need to taper these
    Asked on 3/24/2012 by Anonymous

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You will the 11\32 size taper tool.

      Answered on 3/27/2012 by Clint from 3Rivers Archery
  • Q:

    what size nock fit would this give on a 23/64 shaft? i have some 5/16 nocks but they wont fit. should i get 11/32 nocks?
    Asked on 2/27/2012 by dflan from Tracy

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The largest size nocks made are 11/32. They work the best for a 23/64 shaft. The 5/16 nocks will be much too small.

      Answered on 2/28/2012 by Justin from 3Rivers Archery
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