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Spine tester

Messages posted to thread:
BigOzzie 12-Jan-18
Sawtooth (Original) 12-Jan-18
Jack Denbow 14-Jan-18
The Lost Mohican 14-Jan-18
Kodiaktd 14-Jan-18
Cameron Root 14-Jan-18
dkard 14-Jan-18
JusPassin 14-Jan-18
Bob Rowlands 14-Jan-18
Zmonster 14-Jan-18
BigOzzie 14-Jan-18
Jack Denbow 15-Jan-18
M60gunner 15-Jan-18
reddogge 15-Jan-18
From: BigOzzie
Date: 12-Jan-18

I Will be in the market for a spine tester soon, and I a seeking out opinions, Which one.

I hope to be testing a high volume of shafts if everything goes well for me.

Thus I am seeking input from those of you that have more experience then me.

thanks. oz

From: Sawtooth (Original) Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member
Date: 12-Jan-18

I just got a spine tester that mounts on the wall. It's simple, easy to read and accurate. Once I got it figured out it was super easy. It does what I need it to do.

Date: 12-Jan-18

I like the simple Ace tester that hangs on the wall. But, if I was making high volumes of arrows I would get a "better" Ace model.

From: Jack Denbow Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jan-18

I have a 25-30 year old Rothaar spine tester but they aren't made any more. Check out Oak Creek Archery. I don't have one of their testers but they look very interesting. Jack

From: The Lost Mohican
Date: 14-Jan-18

I use a Don Adams spine tester. I have had it for 30 years. It works as intended. IDK if they are still available. TLM

From: Kodiaktd
Date: 14-Jan-18

I have one I made using a depth gauge and a Don Adams spine tester. Both work good.

From: Cameron Root
Date: 14-Jan-18

I wouldn't want to do high volume on any of them. I find it less time consuming buying premium shafts and fine tune from there. Sorting thru hundreds of select shafts is okay if you have time and lots of them to make premium lots.

From: dkard
Date: 14-Jan-18

There was a guy selling a spine tester at CTAS. It spined the arrow and printed the spine and maybe arrow weight on the end of the shaft. IT was pretty cool but not cheap.

If I was going to do a lot of spine testing this might be the way to go.

From: JusPassin Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 14-Jan-18

The Ace spin spine tester is about the best out there. A bit pricey but for volume work worth it. Had one for many years now.

From: Bob Rowlands
Date: 14-Jan-18

The Ace spin spine tester. Same here. Great tool.

From: Zmonster
Date: 14-Jan-18

I have an oak creek. Extremely well built and accurate.

From: BigOzzie
Date: 14-Jan-18

thanks guy.

Is the oak creek the spin-o-matic?

they are making an interesting computer based one that works on air pressure, but they want a bunch. I think that is the one that is printing the info on the end of the shaft. I see Wapiti archery got one for their shaft business but I have not seen any reviews on it.

I think I will go look at the ace after reading here. Thanks guys I was at a loss never having used one and not sure what I wanted.


From: Jack Denbow Professional Bowhunters Society - Associate Member Compton's Traditional Bowhunters
Date: 15-Jan-18

The Oak Creek is the Spine-O-Meter Deluxe.

From: M60gunner
Date: 15-Jan-18

I know Kevin that makes the Spine-O-Meter. If you got the bucks and the need even his standard model rocks. He’s one of those “rocket scientist “ guys and pretty anal about his products being perfect. He used to make a heck of a LB as well.

From: reddogge Professional Bowhunters Society - Qualified Member
Date: 15-Jan-18

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I made one for free and it works fine. I don't do a lot of woodies anymore though.

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