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Glue on point glue
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fistmele
Mar 30, 2022
So many ways to do it but not all are equal. I agree that Ferrul-Tite isn't the best in cold (like single digit or lower) weather...its too brittle for that but works fine otherwise. Cleaning inside the points with rubbing alcohol and Q-tips helps keep them on. Over the years I've used quite a few glue types and have come to prefer 5 minute two-part epoxy. It's available, not expensive, gives you some time to align the point solidly/properly and holds well in most conditions (and yes, bare wood tapers tend to hold better than do painted wood tapers). But most any clear glue works fairly well if you clean the points first and pin them on after gluing them up. To pin them, once they are glued on simply drill a hole through the bottom edge of the point (laterally through both the point and the arrow, preferably perpendicular to the growth rings), put a drop of super glue in the drilled hole and and insert a small (properly-sized to the hole) finish nail through the hole until the nail head stops it. Wait a few minutes for the superglue to set the nail in place, then cut off the nail head and pointy end flush with the outside point edge using a Dremel tool. Finish the holes smooth with a small mill file and you're done. With this approach the point isn't coming off unless you happen to break the arrow off behind the point. By the way, the latter can be reduced when first gluing the points on by taking advantage of the excess glue that squeezes out of the point. Don't just wipe it off, put it to good use by smoothing the excess glue down the shaft an inch or two with your fingertips while slowly spinning the shaft with your other hand. Most shaft breakage occurs within a few inches behind the point and that extra coat of glue just below the point will strengthen the shaft enough to withstand more lateral shearing than a naked wood shaft can take. Might as well take advantage of the extra glue instead of wasting it. Of course, if you're the type that likes to try and shoot your arrows through small holes in quarter-inch plate steel shaped like animals (I mean who'd be dumb enough to try that, right?) then all arrow and point durability bets are off!
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fistmele
Jan 20, 2022
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