A Word About Safety
WARNING Follow these instructions to avoid personal injury. SEE warnings and use @ www.bsafe.ws or 877-info-etp.
Any arrow can become damaged. A damaged arrow could break upon release and injure you or a bystander. Damage to an arrow shaft, or any of its components, may occur from: improper transport, handling, or use; impacts with hard objects or other arrows; or, after being shot into a game animal. No list can cover all possible conditions and situations that may cause damage. Use good judgment and common sense, as well as follow the warnings and instructions below, to determine if your arrow has been damaged in any way. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
ARROW USE PRECAUTIONS
Before each shot (including the first shot of a new arrow) carefully inspect each arrow shaft, nock, and other components to see that they have not been damaged. Before shooting, place the arrow between your thumb and fingers, and using your other hand to slowly rotate the shaft, run your fingertips along the entire arrow length, feeling and looking closely for nicks, cracks, splits, dents, or other marks that could indicate the shaft has been damaged. If your arrow is crested, inspect for damage on the crest surface. You may need to remove the cresting to make a thorough inspection. If shaft damage is present, DISCARD THE ARROW. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
Before each shot, inspect the nock for damage. If the nock is damaged, replace the nock. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT AN ARROW WITH A DAMAGED NOCK.
Before each shot, check that the nock is fully seated, and fits tightly in the shaft. Apply twisting pressure to see if the nock turns easily. If the nock has backed out of the arrow or the fit is loose (rotates easily), inspect further for cracks in the nock end of the arrow shaft. If applicable, you may need to remove the cresting to make a thorough inspection. If there are cracks in the shaft or the nock is loose, DISCARD THE ARROW. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
ADDITIONAL TESTS FOR CARBON ARROWS
When checking carbon arrows, perform the following additional tests:
• Grasp the shaft just above the point and below the nock, then flex the arrow in an arc (bending it away from you and others) with a deflection of 1 to 2 inches (2.5 to 5 cm), and feel and listen for cracking. Perform this test four to six times, rotating the arrow slightly between each flex until you have gone around the entire arrow. If you hear or feel cracking, the carbon has been damaged. DISCARD THE ARROW. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
• While still holding the point and fletching ends, twist the shaft in opposite directions. If the arrow “relaxes” or twists easily, the carbon has been damaged. DISCARD THE ARROW. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
A damaged arrow could break upon release and injure you or a bystander. If you have any reason to believe that an arrow has been damaged, DISCARD THE ARROW. WARNING! NEVER SHOOT A DAMAGED ARROW.
If you do not understand these instructions, or cannot adequately perform the above tests, seek the appropriate assistance.
Cutting for All Shaft Types
- Cut shafts to length using only a high-speed abrasive wheel cut-off tool designated for arrow shafts. Never use rotary tube cutters, a hacksaw or methods that can damage the tube and leave a rough cut.
- After cutting lightly chamfer the inside of the shaft, just enough to remove any burrs.
- Thoroughly clean the inside of the shaft with a cotton swab wetted with 91% to 99% isopropyl alcohol (not rubbing alcohol, which can contain oil).
CAUTIONS: Always wear a NIOSH approved dust mask and safety glasses when cutting any arrow shafts. Be sure to use a dust collector to vacuum up all of the carbon and/or aluminum dust when cutting arrow shafts.
Aluminum and Aluminum/Carbon Shafts Point and Insert Installation Instructions
Do not apply heat directly to the shaft.
- Heat a stick of Easton Hot Melt adhesive over a small gas flame until the adhesive is semi-fluid. Use only Easton hot melt adhesive.
- Apply a small ring of molten adhesive on the shaft end, just inside the shaft.
- To prevent over-heating A/C shafts, hold the point head in your fingers and carefully heat the shank end of the point or insert over a gas flame for 5 to 6 seconds. Be careful not to burn your fingers. (For aluminum shafts, pliers may be used to hold components, as overheating will happen less with the more conductive aluminum.) WARNING: OVER-HEATING SHAFT WILL VOID WARRANTY.
- Apply a film of adhesive completely around the entire shank of the point or insert.
- Put the point or insert about Â¼” into the end of the shaft.
- Reheat the point for no more than 5 seconds to fully melt the adhesive.
- Without delay, slowly push the point into the shaft until it seats against the end of the shaft. Rotate point 1 or 2 revolutions while still warm. DO NOT FORCE A COMPONENT INTO THE SHAFT. Apply a little more heat to the POINT ONLY if the point hangs up during this step.
- Immediately, while adhesive is soft, wipe off any excess adhesive with a cloth or paper towel. Allow air-cooling in a point-down position.
- INSERTS: Use the same procedure as described. Install an RPS point into the insert prior to installation for ease of handling.
Epoxy Installation of Components or Installation of Composite Inserts in All Types of Shaft (For C2 and RC Shafts)
- Use Easton or AAE brand epoxy or 3M DP390 24-hour cure flexible two-part epoxies are recommended.
- Apply a small ring of adhesive, just inside the end of the shaft and a generous coating on the entire shank of the point or insert.
- Slowly twist the point or insert into shaft and seat it against end of shaft.
- Wipe off any excess adhesive with a cloth or paper towel.
- Stand the shaft vertically on the point or insert to cure. Be sure epoxy does not flow into insert threads.
- This is a permanent installation, and inserts cannot be removed without damaging the shaft.
The Easton arrow shaft limited warranty covers any defects in material and/or workmanship for one year from date of purchase. It does not cover damage caused by impact from another arrow, impact with hard objects, improper cleaning or fletching, or from normal wear. Warranty does not apply if damage results from any non-compliance of printed insutructions. Arrow shafts that are defective will be replaced by your local dealer or by Easton.