How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

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How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby DeerCamp » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:51 pm

I was just wondering how do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?
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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby Patriot » Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:14 pm

I use replaceable blade Wasp Boss broadheads.  I assume they are sharp right out of the package an I only use them for hunting (don't attempt to resharpen or reuse).  Once they've been shot, I won't use them for hunting.
 
One thing you can do is take a sheet of paper and slide it along your blades.  The paper should cut with minimul resistance.
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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby howhill1 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:12 am

two things i learned years ago were.
 
1. pull your blade slowly and lightly across your thumbnail if it slides across its too dull if it bites or grabs your good to go.(probably not recomended)
 
2. take an old picture frame and wrap it repeatedly with rubber bands. poke your broadhead through the rubber bands . if they're sharp you should have bands going everywhere
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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby allthingshunting » Mon Sep 29, 2008 12:54 am

while it seems like a logical assumption that all broadheads are sharp right out of the box, i have heard this can be unreliable, especially with off-brand broadheads.  I have heard of the rubberband trick, only using a single one and pulling the blade across.  If the band is cut with one pass and no sawing action, it is good for the most part.  Also, visually check for any knicks / defects in blade.  These will most affect sharpness and can usually be seen with naked eye.

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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby Panman1949 » Mon Sep 29, 2008 1:27 pm

If it shaves the wife's mustache, I hunt with it!![:D] Panman
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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby Woods Walker » Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:51 pm

ORIGINAL: Panman1949

If it shaves the wife's mustache, I hunt with it!![:D] Panman

 
Well at least that's better than chest hair! [:D]
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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby mag30079 » Wed Nov 05, 2008 5:36 am

There's 2 way I check;
1. As stated by Howhill, I drag the blade across my thumb nail, its just a subjective feel. I check my knifes this way.
2. Look at the blade edge. If you can see light on the edge its not sharp or has a nick.

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RE: How do you tell if your broadheads are sharp?

Postby scottflesher » Tue Jun 08, 2010 1:51 pm

I don't know about the chesthair comment. With chest hair, you're the only one who know's you've married sasquach, with a mustache, everyone knows LOL


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