Bearpaw Deluxe Alloy Taper Tool

Reviewed By Steve

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Another Taper tool, this time by Bear Paw. This has the feel and finish of a quality tool, not only that but it comes in a super little storage box. In much the same way as the Tru Center and JVD taper tools, this has 3 collars which adapt the tool to taper 3 sizes of shaft from 5/16", through 11/32" to 23/64".

The collars flush fit into the body of the tool. One end is set to cut the 5° taper for the point and the other for the 11° taper for the nock, additional blades are available.

It does an admirable job of cutting both angles, in my view it has the edge on the Tru Center tool, it has a wonderful quality feel made in a non reflective alloy but where it scores over the Tru Center is the little box and the price of just £18.95, although the Tru Center is available in the States at $29.95 it is on sale in the UK at £31.50.

That is a huge difference and makes the Bearpaw a fantastic buy. The JVD is a tad more but does have the little adjustable screw which is why it is still my favourite.

Having said all that you won't go wrong with this great tool.


Features & Design half a review mark
Excellent finish, quality ergonomic design.
Performance half a review mark
Does the job with style.
Value for Money

The cheapest metal taper tool and with it's own case - phenominal value

Overall half a review mark
Excellent tool, I have no hesitation in recommending this.



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  • Posted by: WAC on Oct 28, 23:23

    I use one all the time and it never fails to cut the correct taper. Also a quality manufactured piece of kit unlike others seen on the market.

  • Posted by: Stevee on Dec 12, 14:47

    Agree with WAC. Top end bit of kit this.

  • Posted by: Phil Anning on Mar 11, 10:55

    I bought this taper tool a year or so ago and it’s great to use. It makes a really neat job and the replacement blades are ideal to keep it performing well. My only concern has been that on my 5/16 shafts the taper is a little too much and can make your arrows look a little bodged.

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