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#3344665 - 09/02/13 01:06 PM Fresh Blades?
UTGrad
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So so do y'all put fresh blades on your broadheads every year or just replace them after taking a shot? I actually put a light film of oil on my blades before putting them up for the year. I just put some new blades on some older Reapers I had laying around.
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#3344703 - 09/02/13 02:01 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: UTGrad]
Radar
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I keep the same blades on but touch them up with a ceramic stone .
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#3344806 - 09/02/13 03:51 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: Radar]
jmlost
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I replace after shooting. I suck at sharpening anything. I use plain Chapstick on blades to protect edge a little.
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#3344812 - 09/02/13 03:53 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: Radar]
HOOK
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LOL....I never replace a blade unless it gets too old to sharpen...My record to date is killing 5 deer with the same arrow and broadhead....just clean, sharpen and go...until a blow through breaks a blade on a rock.....
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#3344918 - 09/02/13 05:51 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: HOOK]
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I re-sharpen and reuse.
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#3345141 - 09/02/13 08:48 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
BAMA BOW MERKER
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Usually replace after a kill. I will reuse if they look 100%, if they look good I'll resharpen and reuse. Rage blades are not very durable at all
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#3345230 - 09/02/13 10:19 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: jmlost]
UTGrad
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 Originally Posted By: jmlost
I replace after shooting. I suck at sharpening anything. I use plain Chapstick on blades to protect edge a little.


I have tried to touch up replaceable blades like Slick Tricks or Reaper blades. I can't get them as sharp as they came from the manufacturer.

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#3345232 - 09/02/13 10:20 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: UTGrad]
TNDeerGuy
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 Originally Posted By: UTGrad
 Originally Posted By: jmlost
I replace after shooting. I suck at sharpening anything. I use plain Chapstick on blades to protect edge a little.


I have tried to touch up replaceable blades like Slick Tricks or Reaper blades. I can't get them as sharp as they came from the manufacturer.


what type of sharpener are you using
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#3345250 - 09/02/13 11:05 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I use a wet stone.
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#3345266 - 09/02/13 11:59 PM Re: Fresh Blades? [Re: UTGrad]
TNDeerGuy
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This is what I use for all of my broadheads. My wife easily sharped a few with this.....it is that easy, and it puts a good, consistent edge on blades.

http://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Deluxe...lqVUWfvsnqgxdFz
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