Cutting arrows in your garage or workshop can save a great deal of time and allow you to experiment with various arrow lengths and types.
This step by step guide will show you how to properly and safely cut arrows on your own.
Step 1 – Determine Your Arrow Length
If you don’t already know exactly how long you need your arrow, your best bet is to use a draw length arrow to find out.
With the draw length arrow nocked on your bow, draw your bow back (be sure to keep it pointed in a safe direction) and have a friend tell you the length of the arrow approximately 1 inch in front of your arrow rest. When finished, let your bow down slowly and remove the draw length arrow.
Step 2 – Set Your Arrow Saw
Most arrow saws have a measuring tape on them for ease of use. Simply loosen the bolt that holds the arrow stopper in place then slide it to the appropriate length and retighten.
Before cutting your arrows it’s helpful to lay an arrow in the saw and mark the location of the blade, then measure with a tape before cutting just to be sure.
Step 3 – Cut Arrows
Before turning on your saw be sure you are wearing adequate eye protection! Once your eyes are properly protected turn on your arrow saw.
Insert the nock end of the arrow into the stopper, then slowly bring the front of the arrow into the saw blade. Rotate the arrow as you are cutting to ensure a clean and level cut.
When you are finished cutting your arrows be sure to use an arrow squaring tool, such as the Arrow Squaring Device from G5 Outdoors, before installing your inserts. This will ensure the end of your arrow is completely square for better broadhead and field point alignment.