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Discussion in 'General Archery Forum' started by diamond-vic., Jan 29, 2007.

  1. diamond-vic.

    diamond-vic. Senior Member

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    hey guys, ik ive brought this up befor but i need to replace some inserts and i wanna replace the ones still in the arrows too, i cant get them out tho. any suggestions?
     
  2. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    Carbon or aluminum arrows? If they are carbon you are taking a big risk heating them. If alum, just heat them and pull.
     

  3. diamond-vic.

    diamond-vic. Senior Member

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    they're carbon goldtips
     
  4. Chris

    Chris Administrator Staff Member

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    I've removed them with heat before but it is very risky. You can damage he shaft doing it. So, attempt this at your own risk.:biggrin1:
     
  5. Dredly

    Dredly Site Guru

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    why are you replacing the inserts? Typically when they go in they don't like coming back out
     
  6. brokenarrow

    brokenarrow Evil Genius

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    If your're gonna heat them to get them out try this first...
    screw in an old field point or a broad head without the blades in it and heat the tip not the arrow shaft...
    you should get enough heat transfer to the insert to loosen it then use pliers on the tip and work it out of the shaft...

    Becareful with heat on those carbon shafts...it's easy to over do it.:biggrin1:
     
  7. diamond-vic.

    diamond-vic. Senior Member

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    i wanna keep all of the inserts the same to keep them as close to the same weight as possible
     
  8. hoyt_hunter007

    hoyt_hunter007 Senior Member

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    yup, ive used this tactic before...it works just fine with the old cutting torch.....I clamp the broadhead/field tip in a vice, then heat it for 5-10 seconds, then pull the arrow away from the vice...works good....good luck
     
  9. BUNNYMAN

    BUNNYMAN I pray for you!

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    what he said......