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Title: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Haldir on October 12, 2005, 08:50:00 PM
has anyone either used the Cabella's fletching jig or know anything about it??  Good?  Bad??

  (http://a1460.g.akamai.net/f/1460/1339/6h/www.cabelas.com/cabelas/en/content/Pod/00/45/46/p004546vr02.jpg)


Thanks in Advance

C
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Passthru on October 13, 2005, 02:21:00 PM
I've had one for about 15 years.  They work fine.  It's a well-made piece of equipment.  Another company made these before Cabela's bought the rights I guess.  Watch ebay, and you can get one for 25 bucks.


I have a Blitz also.  Either will get the job done.  The Blitz is more versatile with three different clamps and various nock receivers.

If you use a slow glue, a three feather fletcher might be a good idea.

I use fletch tape cut a little short of each end of the feather and apply a little Fastset Gel to each end.  It sets in less than a minute.  I use the fletch tape because it is easier to clean off my carbon shafts.  With this system, I reach for the Blitz.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Haldir on October 13, 2005, 05:54:00 PM
Thanks for the reply, Passthru.  I think I'm gonna go with the Bitzenburger.  It seems to be overwhelmingly favored.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: ber643 on October 13, 2005, 05:57:00 PM
You'll never regret it, Haldir.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: ALW on October 14, 2005, 07:57:00 AM
I have a Cabela's straight fletcher.  Bought it in my compound days.  Excellent fletcher.  Well made and you can do a complete arrow at one time.  I don't have the helical clamps but I've never had a problem with the straight ones.  Aaron
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Calabash on October 18, 2005, 10:40:00 PM
Have to say, I don't regret getting my Blitz..use fletching tape and it goes fast..
My next choice is a JoJann six arrow..
Calabash
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Okie man on October 20, 2005, 08:40:00 AM
I bought one a long time ago.  It still works fine.  My only problem is you can't fletch 5 1/2" feathers.  The limit of the clamps is 5" so I'm looking to buy a bitz or jo-jan.  I need the 5 1/2 cuz I need all the help I can get and want to try the 5 1/2 banana cut feathers.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: zentaur on October 21, 2005, 09:59:00 AM
hi guys.

of course, the bitzenburger is the best and the spigarelli is great as well.
but the jojan 6xfletcher works also fine.  i've got one myself but only with helical clamps.
buying 6 straight clamps costs more than an entire new jojan multifletcher (whitch is a quite stupid thing to do.  isn't it?).
so, me and a couple of friends over here are thinking about getting the cabela's.
how is the quality compared to the jojan multifletcher.
if i'd get 2 of those i'd be just as fast like with the jojan.  i'm even thinking about buying 3 or 4.

i just want to get done with the job as fast as possible.
time ist just too important, to be spend gluing feathers on arrowshafts.


c  ya
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Okie man on October 22, 2005, 06:49:00 AM
Oh yeah you can't fletch high profile type of feathers.  So your pretty much limited to 5" or less parabolic or shield cut sized fletching with the Cabela jig.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: zentaur on October 24, 2005, 04:26:00 AM
whaddabout indian style?
mine are more or less "indian style"  4.72 inch long (which is 12cm...... we've got the metric system over here   :D   )
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: Okie man on October 25, 2005, 08:16:00 AM
As long as they aren't wider than the shield cut fletching, they should work fine.  I've only used the 5" parabolic and 5" shield.  The indian style is much like the shield cut so I would say they would work.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: zentaur on November 21, 2005, 12:46:00 PM
yes but at the end of the fletch it's a little longer than shield or parabolic.  or let's say: it "sticks out" a little   :saywhat:  

but still:  can't anybody say anything about the difference between the two? the jojan and the cabelas.  not in the way of use but in terms of quality, handling and durability.
Title: Re: Cabella's arrow fletcher??
Post by: ALW on November 23, 2005, 10:57:00 AM
I used one of the clamps from my Cabela's fletchers to hold an uncut full length fletching to sand the quill down a bit for a flu-flu arrow the other day.  Other than being too long for the clamp, the feather fit in the clamp just fine.