BEFORE YOU CUT ANY ARROWS…
Obviously, it’s really important to make sure you know what length you want your arrows before you cut them. If you’re new to archery or making some large form changes, your draw length will probably change quite a bit.
If you’re cutting your arrows down to make them stiffer and help your tuning, you should always err on the side of caution. Cut less than you think to start with and only cut a couple of your arrows down. Once you’re sure what length you want, then cut the whole set down.
It’s easy to cut a little bit more off your arrow later on, it’s quite a lot harder to add some of the cut arrow back if you’ve cut too much.
HOW TO CUT YOUR ARROWS DOWN – VIDEO
HOW TO CUT YOUR ARROWS DOWN – NOTES
Always check the blade is undamaged before cutting arrows. Wear protective eyewear and use a vacuum attached to the arrow saw to prevent you inhaling carbon dust.
STEP 1 – SET ARROW LENGTH
Make sure the arm of the arrow cutter that determines the length is fully secure and you can’t move it.
STEP 2 – ADJUST BLADE DEPTH
You should use the adjustment on the side of the arrow cutter plate to adjust the depth that the blade will cut to. You can see this demonstrated in the video. Obviously you should do this with the arrow cutter turned off.