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How To Install the Phoenix Single Bevel 3 Blade Broadhead - 150

Installing a glue on head is not difficult, but there are some important consideration to keep in mind. First, it is critical for good adhesion that the interior of the head be cleaned with mineral spirits or rubbing alcohol applied to a Q-tip and swabbed thoroughly. Second, choose a quality hot melt type glue and apply a dab to the end of the taper shaft, or metal insert. Heat the head slightly, while reheating the glue on the shaft then insert the tapered end into the ferrule and rotate the shaft for complete coverage. If you have a preference for the alignment of the blades with your fletch be sure to set this now. Before the glue has a chance to set up, seat the head completely by pressing the shaft into the head firmly with the head safely pressed into a piece of scrap wood. DO NOT use your hand to seat a head onto a shaft. Check the alignment of the head by spin testing. If the head shows a slight wobble, reheat and twist the shaft inside the head to insure even coverage of the head-glue-taper bond and retest until the head spins perfectly true.

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How To Install the Talon Blunt Glue On Head - 150 Grain

Installing a glue on head is not difficult, but there are some important consideration to keep in mind.  First, it is critical for good adhesion that the interior of the head be cleaned with mineral spirits or rubbing alcohol applied to a Q-tip and swabbed thoroughly.  Second, choose a quality hot melt type glue and apply a dab to the end of the taper shaft, or metal insert.  Heat the head slightly, while reheating the glue on the shaft then insert the tapered end into the ferrule and rotate the shaft for complete coverage.  If you have a preference for the alignment of the blades with your fletch be sure to set this now.  Before the glue has a chance to set up, seat the head completely by pressing the shaft into the head firmly with the head safely pressed into a piece of scrap wood.  DO NOT use your hand to seat a head onto a shaft.  Check the alignment of the head by spin testing.  If the head shows a slight wobble, reheat and twist the shaft inside the head to insure even coverage of the head-glue-taper bond and retest until the head spins perfectly true.

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How To Sharpen the Phoenix Single Bevel 3 Blade Broadhead - 100

Depending on your previous experience with sharpening fixed blade cut-on-contact heads and your preferred edge, there are numerous options for sharpening the Phoenix single bevel three blade.  As a bowhunter who grew up learning to sharpen heads with a file that is still my go to method.  To accomplish that with a three blade head I establish a burr on the flat side of the blade by working on the bevel side of the head with the file.  Once the burr is established, I lightly take it off by laying the file the flat side of the blade gently push from the tip to the rear of the head.  A couple of swipes on a strop and I'm ready to hunt.

 

Although this process is difficult to write about, it is easy to demonstrate on video.  To see how I use the file to get my Phoenix heads hunting sharp please visit the video page.

 

For hunters who prefer to sharpen their heads to a smooth, razor edge we offer a simple jig designed by a customer to be used with increasingly finer grits of sandpaper mounted on a sheet of float glass or granite.  I recommend beginning with 220 grit, coarser if you've damaged the factory edge in practice, and progressing to 320, 600, 1000 and 2000 wet/dry paper.  For super smooth finishes you can purchase special grit paper designed for these types of sharpening systems that go all the way to 5 microns.  Remember, however, that there does seem to be a point of limited returns with regards to sharpness.  Once the heads easily shave hair, plane your thumbnail, or cut through rubberbands with very light pressure, you are ready to hunt.

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