Bohning Ferr L Tite Hot Melt
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Ever since the very first day I started archery points coming off wooden arrows has been an issue, it seems that every archer you speak to has his own remedy and will end the conversation with " ... and I never get points coming off!" I once knew a fellow who took to putting a very fine nail through the side of the pile which he drilled out with an even finer drill in an effort to keep the blighters on.
....And before you write in to tell me your secret recipe, I have probably tried it, Araldite, both the slow and rapid, ordinary hot melt, specialist hot melt ( I had 17 different types sent as samples once), I have tries super glue and every type of special glue that B & Q and screwfix had to offer.
I use Ferr-L-Tite not because my points never come off, because they still do, but because it's about the best hot melt I have found. It offers an instant bond so I don't have to have hundreds of arrows hanging about drying, I can use the arrow instantly if I want and when a point does come off I can have a new one on in no time and can even salvage the old one if I want to Another reason I like it is that I can change the point on an arrow quickly and with no mess, just heat it up and off it pops, a new one can be on in seconds and the old one once again can be re-used.
I don't believe there is anything that can bond some metal to wood, as soon as there is a temperature fluctuation either hotter than normal or colder than normal the physics tells us that the wood and metal will react in different ways, the point will expand or contract or both and the seal with the shaft will be lost.
This stuff has a high melting point and offers some shock absorbing properties to the end which takes all the punishment.
It isn't ideal but it's the best I've come across...
OK, go on then, if you have a better system tell me what you do ..........
|Features & Design|
|It's Holt Melt - I really don't know what to say !|
| Works most of the time unless the temperature becomes extreme or the arrows are stored in a hot place ( or cold place) |
|Value for Money|
You don't get much and ordinary Hot melt is damn cheap
|It works most of the time, there is never a good time for a point to come off but I would prefer it if they didn't ever ( unless I wanted them to)|