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Young Feather Burner

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Item Number: 4171
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Price: $149.99
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Young Feather Burner
 
4.3

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (8)
  • Durable (5)
  • Improves experience (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Hunting (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

    Reviewed by 9 customers

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    4.0

    excellent product

    By Dynamo1

    from Okc

    About Me Competitive Archer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Functional

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Young Feather Burner:

        Easy to set up. Makes nicely fletched arrows

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        5.0

        almost 35 years of service

        By silvertip8k

        from Colorado

        About Me Expert Archer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Functional

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Competition
          • Hunting

          Comments about Young Feather Burner:

          my last young burner lasted almost 35 years...it finally gave up the ghost...thousands of feathers burned perfectly...on cedar, fir and aluminum shafts...I have never bought a die cut fletch...and no need to start now..I am so used to the shield pattern I have been making since '77 that I was concerned I could not do that anymore... I was afraid the unit wouldnt be available or maybe the company was gone...you have no idea...thanks three rivers...you pulled through again!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Clean, consistent fletch shaping

          By Kelledin

          from Dallas, TX

          About Me Recreational Archer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Functional

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Young Feather Burner:

              This burner works very nicely once you get it adjusted properly. It takes about ten seconds to heat up, and you can tell it's ready when the ribbon glows orange. Once it's hot, just insert your shaft with uncut fletching, spin it one full turn, slip it out, and scrape off the burnt edges with a sharp knife.

              Shaping the cutting ribbon is a bit of a challenge; I would recommend figuring out your desired ribbon shape, cutting that shape into a sheet of 3/32 hardwood, and bending the ribbon against the shaped hardwood. You can store the cutting ribbons on this board for stability, with some rubber bands holding them in place.

              The biggest hassle is getting the ribbon aligned correctly, getting it to pass close enough to the fletching to burn down to the lip without scorching the shaft. Lining it up while it's cold is NOT good enough; once the ribbon heats up, the shape will change a bit with expansion, and it will almost certainly pass closer to your shaft than it would cold! After I scorched one shaft due to this, I've kept it around solely to help with testing the position of the ribbon while hot.

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              • No

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Young Feather Burner Delivers

              By Toxophilus

              from Florida

              About Me Recreational Archer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Functional
              • Improves Experience

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Hunting

                Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                Works as advertised. Enjoyed the experience so much, I 've created a YouTube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PauUgYgWEB0

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                A must if you fletch a lot of arrows

                By barbow

                from canada

                About Me Recreational Archer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Functional
                • Improves Experience

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Competition
                  • Hunting
                  • Practice
                  • Reenactment

                  Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                  This is probably my most favourite peice of archery kit. Its very easy to use, and creates custom fletching that no one else has. I use cap wraps, and even when the wire is very close, it still leaves them unharmed. It takes a little expirmentation, as when the wire heats up, it tends to move slightly. I use a nail or screwdriver to fine tune the wire when hot. I advise doing outside or in the garage as that burning feather smell sure will linger.

                  Great product, has been well worth the price.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Great product

                  By Mike M.

                  from Arkansas

                  About Me Competitive Archer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Functional

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                      Great tool for doing various feather shapes.
                      Perfect feathers every time!

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Comment on this review

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Great product, lousy directions

                      By Huntryx

                      from Upstate NY

                      About Me Recreational Archer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Functional
                      • Improves Experience

                      Cons

                      • Awful smell
                      • Poor instructions

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                        Long before feather choppers became available, people burned their feathers. If they did it indoors, they're probably dead by now. Noxious fumes, you bet! Do it outside. There is a long learning curve as the directions (and even the 3Rivers video) didn't help much. Bending the wires smoothly is a challenge but once you've got it the way you want it, which is any way your imagination takes you, you can zip them right out. More satisfying than the chopper, but harder to master.

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Pretty good, however...

                        By mariner

                        from Monte Rio, CA

                        About Me Recreational Archer

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Fast
                        • Functional

                        Cons

                        • Scorches shaft

                        Best Uses

                        • Burns feather to shape

                        Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                        Directions could have been better as to the fine points of operating it. The company suggested keeping the wire 1/16" from the shaft. I backed it 1/8" away and still had scorching on my crest paint. I was forming a parabolic. I did one dozen and thought I was spinning the shafts quick enough. Three Rivers video didn't address this problem. That problem aside, I came out with very nice results, cleaning up the tag ends of feather with sharp scissors and a razor blade. It's certainly fast. Smells like burning hair which may not bother me as much as it bothers others. I will recommend this with an obvious qualification.

                        Comment on this review

                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        Works better than it smells

                        By Ranger

                        from Prosperity, PA

                        About Me Expert Archer

                        Pros

                        • Accurate
                        • Easy To Adjust
                        • Enhances the tradition
                        • Lightweight
                        • Quality Construction
                        • results are outstanding

                        Cons

                        • Must use outdoors

                        Best Uses

                        • Custom fletch
                        • Feather splicing

                        Comments about Young Feather Burner:

                        Burning gives an appearance that can not be created by any other method.

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