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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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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Young Feather Burner
 
4.4

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (7)
  • Durable (5)
  • Improves experience (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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

    Reviewed by 8 customers

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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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          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

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            • 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

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                  (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.

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                    (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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