sharpening broadheads

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arpy00
 
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sharpening broadheads

Postby arpy00 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:08 am

I could use some advice on the best way to shapen broadheads. And, how you determine if they are sharp enough.

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RE: sharpening broadheads

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:20 am

We were just talking about that...here you go....
 
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RE: sharpening broadheads

Postby arpy00 » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:07 am

Thank you.

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RE: sharpening broadheads

Postby Dan Schmidt » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:36 am

The best method for testing sharpness is not the common "shaving" test of your arm or back of hand. The best method is to take a rubber band, stretch it tight, then GENTLY brush the blade across the band. The band should snap instantly without applying too much pressure. Test each blade in this manner.

Rubber bands simulate arteries. Arteries stretch in a similar fashion, in fact. The key to effective bowhunting is to inflict massive bleeding. The only way to do that is through the use of scalpel-sharp broadhead blades. Most deer that are lost (killed but not found) each year can be attributed to dull blades.

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RE: sharpening broadheads

Postby eagle eye » Mon Oct 12, 2009 10:36 am

I use a G5 diamond stone to sharpen Montec blades. If you go to the G5 website and click on the broadheads section there is a step by step vidio that is very easy to follow. I have use this method for well over a year and it has been very reliable
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RE: sharpening broadheads

Postby arpy00 » Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:39 am

Thanks for the advice and tips.


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