Instructions for Using the Greyling Fletching Jig
Grayling Fletching Jig
- The jig base should be mounted to a board or counter by using holes provided on bottom of the base.(Fig1 "A") note: #10 wood screws.
- Arrow shafts should be cleaned before fletching, Read your fletching glue for proper cleaning instructions. This is a very important step, this will insure a good bond.
- Insert nock into the desired position in the nock receiver (Fig1 "B"). If you are not using adjustable nocks there are six small lines located on the jig dial (Fig 2 “G”), 3 longer lines and 3 shorter lines. Three of these lines are shown in (Fig 2 "G"). The plate you have installed in your jig will determine what lines you will be using for the cock feather alignment. Loosen the nock adjustment knob (Fig1 "F"), rotate the jig dial (Fig 1 “G”) until the proper lines are visible (Fig 2 "G"). Then move the jig dial left or right until the middle line on the jig dial and the locating line on the jig base (Fig 2 “A”) are aliened (fig 2 red arrows). If you can not get them to align properly, then rotate the dial to the next set of lines and repeat this process. After you have completed this, lock down the fletching plate adjustment knob (Fig 1 “F”). This step is not necessary for a 4 X 90 Fletching or adjustable nocks.
- Lay the shaft of the arrow in the shaft holder(Fig1 "C"). If you are using Graylings index shaft holder you will have to rotate the index shaft holder to the shaft size you are using.
- The nock adjustment knob (Fig1 "F") must be locked into position before any gluing is started. Note: The adjustment knob (Fig1 "F") allows for 7 degree offset each side of the cock feather starting position, this can be useful for lining up and repairing old arrows.
- Insert vane or feather into the clamp (Fig1 "D"). Use the marks on the clamp(Fig1 "H") for a reference to ensure feather position (1/2" to 5/8"), so all feathers are the same distance from the nock. Make sure your feather/vane is seated to the clamp properly.
- Loosen the magnet adjustment knobs (Fig1 "E"), place the clamp on the magnet. Move the magnet until you have the desired position of your fletch on the arrow shaft. The feather/vane should be touching the shaft from one end to the other.
- Lock the magnet adjustment knobs (Fig1 "E") into place. Your jig is now set.
- Remove the clamp from the magnet.
- Perform another dry run to ensure the feather/vane is in the position you want. Do this by placing the clamp back on the magnet and push the clamp down on the shaft.
- After checking the position of the shaft and feather/vane, run a thin line of your fletching glue along the entire base of the vane. Replace the clamp on the magnet and press into position.
- Allow the glue to dry the recommended time.
- Release the feather/vane from the clamp, and remove the clamp from the magnet.
- Rotate the dial (Fig1 "G") to the next click.
- Insert vane of feather into the clamp, using the same marks(Fig1 "H") on the clamp you used the first time to position this feather/vane.
- Repeat process 11 through 15 until your arrow is complete.