how do you get an insert out of an arrow

Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by bowcraze30, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    i need an insert from a bad arrow to put it in one without an insert. how do i get the old one out?
     
  2. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    Carbon or aluminum arrow?
     

  3. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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  4. bullfiddle

    bullfiddle Movin on up!!!

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    It depends on what it was put in with I would imagine. Back in the day they used to put inserts in amluminum arrows with hot melt glue. All you had to do was heat the end of the shaft with a small torch and you could pull the insert out. I think they still might use hotmelt on some carbons but mostly I think they use some kind of glue or epoxy. You could try putting it in hot water and letting it set in there for a minute or so and try pulling it out. Is the arrow your trying to take it out of garbage already. If it is you could give it a try I guess.
     
  5. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    ill try that.
     
  6. compoundxx75

    compoundxx75 Member

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    hey, tell me if that works. I have an arrow that i was putting the insert back in and it it about 1/4 the way out now...i used super glue btw. oops sorry this is drew, im on dads computer
     
  7. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    How to remove an insert!

    Pull the knock off of the arrow, drop a drill bit down the shaft. Do a repeated whipping motion with the shaft and the bit will hammer the insert out.

    Ben
     
  8. bowcraze30

    bowcraze30 Senior Member

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    i just tried that and its not working.
    i was swingin it hard too
     
  9. beenfarr

    beenfarr Senior Member

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    Put the biggest bit that will fit loosely in there, and try to get a slide hammer effect. Sometimes it takes a few swings. :noidea:

    Ben
     
  10. jcmorgan31

    jcmorgan31 Prodigal Son

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    I had a fatboy 500 that was given to me that I decided to build a 300g arrow with to shoot through a chrono. I heated a field tip in the insert, used a drill bit, soaked it in laquer thinner over night, beat on it some more and it moved 1/16". I could see the carbon rippleing as the insert was moving. I never did get it out.

    Don't know what adhesive was used, but sometimes they just don"t come out.
     
  11. shaft

    shaft Member

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    Screw a field tip into the insert. Then clamp a visegrip onto the field tip. Heat just the field tip while pulling apart. When the glue warms up enough it should release its hold. I have done this a couple of times and it works.
     
  12. ultramax

    ultramax Junior Member

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    I worked in a shop and this method always worked for us no matter what kind of glue was used. Someone must have welded that one in there.
     
  13. Holy Smokes

    Holy Smokes Senior Member

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    now fellars I still use hot melt on carbon
    I heat tha inset/point and th aglue and pu it in
    I heat tha point ta git it out.
    CAKE
     
  14. red44

    red44 Senior Member

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    If it's a junk arrow just cut the sucker out of there. :noidea:
     
  15. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    Yeah...it's a donor arrow so cut that sucker out of it...:D
     
  16. SinGin

    SinGin Banned

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    I thought I was cheap, Just go buy another insert.
     
  17. Pinwheel1969

    Pinwheel1969 #1 THREAD KILLER

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    boiling hot water for 20 min. breaks glue down and can twist out.