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    Looking for a reasonable priced tool to help me with doing some refletching OR fletching from scratch. Have a gizmo from 20 years ago, but it is pretty cheesy to be honest! Figured there has to be something out there that is pretty profession.

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    well the most #1 commented jig would have to be the bitz or bitzenburger jig.

    i bought a graying/plastic jig a while back now. it still serves me well.

    started out with the 'straight' clamp first then picked up a RH helical later at a good price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by camoham View Post
    well the most #1 commented jig would have to be the bitz or bitzenburger jig.

    i bought a graying/plastic jig a while back now. it still serves me well.

    started out with the 'straight' clamp first then picked up a RH helical later at a good price.

    camoham
    I agree that the bitzenberger is about the best you can get but having said that I also have a Grayling that I have had for 5-6 years now.

    The Grayling is a nylon/composite jig that costs about 1/3 to 1/4 of a bitz.

    Once thing I realized quickly when I bought my bitz is that you can use your Grayling clamps with the Bitz because the design and geometry are so similar.

    So, if you want an affordable flexible fletching jig that works great for home use, the Grayling is a great option. If you upgrade later you can use your Grayling clamp(s) with the Bitz jig.

    Hope that helped.

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    I bought two grayling jigs years ago and they do everything that I need them to. A blitz is the best, but for middle of the road look for a grayling.

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    I been using the Grayling for several years now with no problems so I just haven't had enough reason to upgrade to anything else.
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    Which model Grayling are you all using? It looks like they offer 2 different styles.
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    I've been using a Bitz for several years & it has help up great & does a great job fletching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chuck7413 View Post
    Which model Grayling are you all using? It looks like they offer 2 different styles.
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    Alot of good fletchers out there but if you want the best then in my opinion its the Bitzenberger. Good Luck.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BowhuntnHoosier View Post
    Alot of good fletchers out there but if you want the best then in my opinion its the Bitzenberger. Good Luck.
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    A bitz will last you forever. Look for a used one, if you want to save money. Mine are both over 30 years old, and they still work perfectly!

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    Default Bitz

    No one compares to the bitz.
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    OK, when I was at the shop tonight, the owner told me that they use leftwing jigs, is that the same as left hand?

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    OK, when I was at the shop tonight, the owner told me that they use leftwing jigs. But, I see that almost all the used jigs are Right helical OR right wing, what is the difference? And, why would my shop use strickly left wing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin2 View Post
    OK, when I was at the shop tonight, the owner told me that they use leftwing jigs. But, I see that almost all the used jigs are Right helical OR right wing, what is the difference? And, why would my shop use strickly left wing?

    Kevin
    Right or left really doesnt matter. All he is saying is he putting some helical on the vanes or feathers to give them spin once they leave the bow. Some of us use slight right straight fletched vanes to do the same.

    LOts of vane and feather manufactuers suggest left or right wing fletch. Myself I have not ever used anything but straight fletched vanes or slight right for hunting or tournament archery. If your using smaller vanes you hardly see any helical fletching at all on vanes even with left wing clamp.
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    Helical fletching does help with broadheads. I use Blazer type vanes for hunting so it not an issue for me.
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    So, if I'm using BLazers, should I get the straight set up?

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